Jillian Michaels to join 'The Doctors' and 'Dr. Phil'
May 9th, 2011
06:08 PM ET

Jillian Michaels to join 'The Doctors' and 'Dr. Phil'

After announcing in December that she was leaving "The Biggest Loser" to focus on becoming a mom, Jillian Michaels is already getting right back to work with two new TV gigs.

Besides becoming a co-host on the talk show "The Doctors," she'll also become a special correspondent on "Dr. Phil," reports Deadline.

“I could not be more excited about joining such an amazing show! My greatest passion is helping people live their healthiest, happiest lives by empowering them with information and support,” says the tough personal trainer in a statement.

Michaels will focus on health and wellness as part of "The Doctors" panel, which currently includes ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears.

“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," she adds. "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.”

Michaels, who joins "The Doctors" beginning next season, will focus on similar lifestyle issues in her role as a correspondent for "Dr. Phil."

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  1. usetolovethedocs

    I like ms. michaels in small doses. shes a loud bully, that works in personal training but is a bit to much for midday tv. dont like her on the Docs. she can visit, dont make it perm. gotta dump her to protect the image and the emmy!!!

    October 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sarah

    please take jillian michaels off the show. i will not watch it if she stays . she comes off as kmowing everything about everything and all she can do is exercise. she butts in when there is interesting information which she knows nothing about. very disappointed... put mors medical information and advice rather then hearing jillian's loud voice!

    October 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Renee

    I am highly disappointed in having Jillian on this show. I have a my Masters in Dietetics and many weight management certificates... it kills me that they call these people health experts or nutrition experts and they have not been through the proper educational components needed... I had to do 1500 hours of clinical rotations in nutrition ...anyone can call themselves a nutritionist it doesn't mean they have a degree!

    September 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lynn

    The Doctors should be a program that is comprised of "Doctors". I am disappointed Jillian Michaels has joined this show..I used to watch it daily....now I find difficult to watch with Jillian on this show. She is aggressive and negative. I do not plan to continue to watch....so disappointed!!!!

    September 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joanne Smith

    I really liked the doctors show. until Jillian Michaels joined the show. now its nothing but screaming & arguing. she's annoying and now i won't watch it anymore. really hope she doesn't ruin ur ratings!

    September 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
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  7. lucasboden

    Is Jillian Michaels a doctor? Does she have a degree in nutrition or any health field? She may be a great personal trainer, but she should not be in a show called the DOCTORS if she is not an educated expert.

    I would also challenge her to an Olympic style random drug test for one year. Since she seems to be pushing supplements that could be potentially harmful, I don't think she herself is steroid free.

    August 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Raving Lunatic

    This chicks butt is good for one thing and one thing only. Bend over baby and say hello to my little friend!

    May 11, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Chelsea Morning

    Huh? I mean .... HUH? J Michaels is NOT a doctor. In fact, she has NO degree in any health-related field. What a bad, credibility-draining choice for The Doctors.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeeH

      I won't be watching the Doctors any more and can't believe Dr. Phil would resort to such pandering either. Gag me. I change channels or at the least mute her commercials.

      May 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. B lo me

    @linda. Just so you know, DR.Phil is not writing, reading or moderating this forum. Glad you were able to get that rant off your chest. Go watch jerry springer please. Loser!

    May 9, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Linda

    I have to say Dr.Phil I have to call you on the carpet on this episoide with Tory and her step Dad. She is very disrespectful.
    That little one has to understand that this is this man's home raising two other kid's. There are rule's to every household. she just doesen't want to follow them so yes the man is fustrated.Her Mother is a wimp maybe she feel's guilty for what ever reason but she has to be the parent and she is not.For you Tory you think leaving and going out on you own is just wonderful well you will find out soon enough. Dr Phil you did tell her she was spoiled about wanting a newer car she is not even grateful she has a car there are so many kid's that don't even get car's and then to boot you give her a chance to get away! so now she exscapes and doesen't have to deal with it, you should have offered to give the Dad a vacation. I have raised three kid's and i had a daughter just like her with no dad and she to this day is spoiled and run from everything. Good luck mom and Dad I'm so glad mine is older ah! I can breath again

    May 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Beautiful Vixen

    Hi Benn! Was a beautiful day here in NJ. It could have been a bit warmer but I will take it any day over a cold winter's day. I think Sunshine Girl would have loved the weather we had today because she needs a break from the heat :). Had a great night in class too. Enjoy your night and your day tomorrow.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sunshine Girl*

    Hey guys. Just got done with dinner. It's still really hot and I was sweating profusely while eating my meatloaf.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Evel Knievel

    She got tired of being around all those lard a55es.

    May 9, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Peace

    Hey Benn! I worked outside all day myself! Was a gorgeous day here today, the weeds "lost"! Ha ha! What a re-freshing comment to read! Have a good eve yourself!

    May 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Benn

    Hi Beautiful Vixen and Superhiro and Triumph and everyone. We hope yall had a wonderful day. Hope our friends AC got fixed. I worked outside all day. It was too warm out there. Happy evening time.

    May 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |

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