The Dr. Oz Show Will End Next Month, Replaced by Spinoff Series The Good Dish

The move follows Dr. Mehmet Oz's decision to enter Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. Senate primary

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Following Dr. Mehmet Oz’s official announcement earlier this month that he would be entering the packed Republican U.S. Senate primary in Pennsylvania, Sony Pictures Television has officially pulled the plug on his The Dr. Oz Show. The celebrity physician’s long-running, syndicated daytime show will end its run on Jan. 14.

In its place, Sony will air spinoff series The Good Dish, hosted by Oz’s daughter Daphne.

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The one-hour syndicated show will debut on Jan. 17. Station groups across the country, including Fox, Hearst, Nexstar, Gray and Sinclair have picked up The Good Dish in over 90% of the U.S., including markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas.

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In addition to Oz’s daughter Daphne, who is a chef and judge on Fox’s MasterChief Junior, The Good Dish will also be hosted by Gail Simmons and Jamika Pessoa. It originally grew out of a weekly segment on The Dr. Oz Show.

“Audiences have been loving what Daphne, Gail and Jamika have been serving up during their weekly segments on The Dr. Oz Show for years. We have long believed The Good Dish would make an excellent stand-alone series and are delighted to be able to deliver this fresh take on the cooking genre to our station partners and their viewers across the country,” said Zack Hernandez, svp and general sales manager, U.S. syndication sales, Sony Pictures Television, in a statement.

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The Dr. Oz Show’s future had been in doubt since Oz’s decision to enter Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race (despite living primarily in New Jersey).

Fox Television Stations had already pulled his show from its stations in the New York and Philadelphia markets, including Fox 5 NY and Fox 29 Philadelphia, a representative told Adweek, due to the FCC’s equal time provision for broadcast stations.