Global Television to Debut Canadian Spinoff of Dr. Phil

TORONTO, January 31: This
fall, CanWest Broadcasting’s Global Television will feature the exclusive
premiere of the new daytime series The Doctors (working title), a Canadian spinoff of the hit
American talk show Dr. Phil.

Hosted by emergency room
doctor Travis Stork (The Bachelor),
the show aims to bust medical myths and answer burning questions which viewers
are too embarrassed or afraid to ask their own doctor. Featuring a “dream team”
of five practicing medical professionals, The Doctors investigates and discusses hot-button medical
topics such as painkillers, how to lose weight, addictions, sex, what not to
feed your child and why some vaccines can be dangerous.

In addition to Dr. Stork,
the other professionals on the show include Dr. Lisa Masterson, an
obstetrician/gynecologist; Dr. Andrew Ordon, a leading plastic surgeon; Dr.
Tara Fields, a licensed marriage and family therapist; and Dr. Jim Sears, a
renowned pediatrician. These doctors will make appearances on Dr. Phil throughout the 2007-08 season. At the same time, The
producers will shadow the
Emmy-nominated Dr. Phil
production team.

The Doctors will be produced by Stage 29 Productions in
association with CBS Television Distribution. The Doctors is distributed in the U.S. by CBS Television
Distribution and internationally by CBS Paramount International Television.

“We’re absolutely thrilled
with our latest addition of The Doctors to Global’s daytime roster,” said Barbara Williams, the executive VP
of content at CanWest Broadcasting. “As a spin-off from the hugely successful Dr.
, this series has an
incredible pedigree. We’re confident our audience will fully embrace the
engaging, topical information this new program will have to offer.”

—By Irene Lew