Jillian Michaels to co-host 'The Doctors,' will be a correspondent for 'Dr. Phil'

Instead of yelling at contestants on The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels will be yelling at… Dr. Phil? Wishful thinking, but the trainer, who is leaving the NBC weight-loss reality show after Season 11, has signed on to be a correspondent on Dr. Phil, covering lifestyle issues.

She’s also landed another day job: Co-host on The Doctors on CBS. (Another former reality show star, The Bachelor‘s Dr. Travis Stork, heads the Emmy-winning daytime series.) “I could not be more excited about joining such an amazing show!” Michaels said in a press release. “My greatest passion is helping people live their healthiest, happiest lives by empowering them with information and support. This is literally the most informative show in daytime, and it allows me to continue to educate people on how to make powerful health choices enabling them to take control of not only their physical well-being, but every facet of their lives. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent as a guest on the show and becoming a permanent member of the team makes today one of the best yet.”


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  • Sara

    I thought she was leaving BL to start her family?

    :::no judgements! love ya, Jill:::

  • MiaRW

    So is the show changing it’s name to “The Doctors and one extremely fit person who adds nothing else to the show”?

    • MiaRW

      its! not it’s

  • Chuck

    Great Body. Bad Face, too bad !!

    • Nona

      Egomaniac … She is not inspiring to me. Her tough love approach comes off as exploitive and bad acting. I stopped drinking her Kool-Aide years ago.

  • Eric

    Wow…because she is SOOO qualified to be doing that! She was never even a certified trainer much less a 4 year college degree in health or exercise! What a joke…

  • Joy

    I wonder how the other real doctors feel about sharing the stage with Michaels?

    • Bobs Yeruncle

      I suspect they feel “oh great, more PR potentially means more viewers which could mean more money”. Why? Because money, that’s why.

  • JJ

    She’s almost as annoying as Leah Remini and just as deluded that she’s humorous when she’s not.

  • Mike Hayes

    She is such a motivator. I wish there was more people willing to put forth the time to help people with weight loss. I’m attempting in my own way to spread the word of health.

    • Jaimie

      It should not matter if she has a degree. Why go to school when all they would be covering is what she already knows? She provides great workouts and knows what she is talking about. Athlete to athlete- I think she will add a lot to the doctors. It will open up an entire new subject to the show that is very important.

  • BF

    The show is “The Doctor’s” – Jillian Michaels doesn’t even have a bachelors degree. She is the most arrogant, self righteous, big mouth out there. I feel the show has really brought itself down. The dr’s look absolutely cowed by her. What a shame.

    • Susan McBride

      AMEN!!!!!! COULDN’T AGREE MORE!!

    • Chere Albers

      I am not the ONLY person who does not like JIllian’s “big ego mouth bantering” ? Thank you for taking her off of the “Dr.s” she is not a doctor…she does argue and is loud and interrupts others….hmmmm she just ruined the show….maybe yelling at some to lose weight is ok but that is not real tough love….where is the love? hmmm she just ruined that show….thanks for reading….CA

  • sa

    I agree this used to be a great daytime show until they added this self serving egotistical woman to the roster. She has no degree in psychology yet freely “counsels” people. I noticed this on the Biggest Loser but it wasn’t as evident. On a show with professionals she does not belong (except as an occasional guest as she used to be).
    Her and that new “psychologist” are always battling against each other and neither has any personality to carry it off.
    Dr Phil you ruined one of my favorite shows!

  • joan

    The Doctor’s have just lost 2 more viewers. My husband and I enjoyed watching the show daily. Jillian Michaels has ruined it for us. Her mouth needs to be taped shut. She is totally out of her field and needs to go back to the Biggest Loser. It is so sad to have a good show ruined by her or anyone else. I hope the producer fixes the mistake before long. We are turning the show OFF.

    • Susan

      You took the words right out of my mouth!!

  • Laura

    I used to love this show. Now it is deleted off my DVR. The show was THE DOCTORS. Why add that horrible big-mouthed obnoxious judgmental woman(Jillian) into the mix. She has a foul mouth and I can’t stand her banging on the table and her rude approach. I guess the shows need controversy in order to make it in the ratings. Screaming housewives, loud obnoxious people– it seems it is what people now crave to watch. So long show- I used to enjoy you.

    • Nobama

      I agree. Jillian Michaels does not have any type of a degree. She is not qualified. That horse mouth should be fired. If I was one of the other doctors on the show I would be offended to have her on that show. Those doctors spend 4 years to get a Bachelors, 4 years in medical school, and at least three years in residencies. Not to mention possible fellowships after their residencies. Fire that female dog. All she can do is yell and say I was fat when I was a kid. To bad her fat female dog lost any wait. I hope she gets fat again so we don’t have to look at her!!!!

  • Madonna

    I, too, have stopped taping this show. Jillian is too hard to take. I loved this informative charming show but I feel like I need to take a Valium after being assaulted by Ms Michaels. Please just bring her in to demonstrate exercises. Won’t watch till she’s off.

  • Hortense

    I thought the reason for naming your show “The Doctors” would explain itself. I didn’t think the title meant “Four Medical Doctors” and everybody else! I loved your show, but I can’t stomach it anymore. If it ain’t broke…..don’t fix it. It was wonderful while it lasted.

  • nel

    What makes Jillian Michaels an expert? The choice to have her on “The Doctors” full time is a poor choice. The show needs to be re-named and I, too, will not be watching anymore. Her exaggerated facial expressions and juvenille opinions are not professional and I am not impressed by her “expertise” in health and wellness.

  • lucky girl

    The Doctors is going too Hollywood now. Perhaps it is the producer of the show following in the footsteps of his father. And Jillian does not add anything positive to the show…she is too caustic and when did she qualify to be a therapist?

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