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‘The Doctors’ at 1,000 Episodes: Show Finds Success in Mixing Info and Entertainment

29 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Doctors” began as, and remains today, a show that exists to answer its audience’s pressing health questions, no matter how small.

“I just listen in a different way,” says Jay McGraw, creator and executive producer of CBS Television Distribution’s “The Doctors,” who got his start in TV working with his father, Dr. Phil McGraw. “We were receiving so many letters at the ‘Dr. Phil’ show that were asking medical questions, and we just answered the questions that we were being asked.”

“When we first took it out, there was no other show out there like it,” says Joseph Disalvo, CBS Television Distribution’s president of broadcast sales, noting that “The Doctors” has been renewed through the 2015-16 TV season.

“The panel shows work, and this show offers a takeaway while entertaining the audience.”

At first, McGraw and his panel of real-life doctors — including Drs. Travis Stork, Andrew Ordon and Jim Sears, »

- Paige Albiniak

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Meet the Original Doctors of ‘The Doctors’

29 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dr. Travis Stork

Aka: ‘The Host’

Stork’s trek to TV was an unlikely one.

The Emmy-nominated host is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Duke and the U. of Virginia, but his TV break came when the easy-on-the-eyes doc was approached by a casting director to join ABC’s “The Bachelor.”

After that, Stork began appearing regularly on “Dr. Phil,” and was ultimately tapped by Jay McGraw as he was creating “The Doctors.”

“What I try to do on the show is teach and share with people all of the little things they can do to improve their health,” says Stork, who lives in Colorado and practices what he preaches, riding his bike to work and hiking, mountain biking and skiing in his limited free time. “I think our show has really empowered people. Viewers tell me they feel more knowledgeable and »

- Paige Albiniak

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