'The Dr. Oz Show' Launches Season 12 As the Go-to COVID Headquarters

Plus, an inside look at how we are producing in our new normal.

'The Dr. Oz Show' Launches Season 12 As the Go-to COVID Headquarters

New York – (September 14, 2020) – The ten-time Emmy® award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show is launching its twelfth season. We have made the move to our all-new studio. In addition to our new set, Dr. Oz will also have a fully functioning at-home studio with everything needed to record our show with no interruptions. With the convenience of the second studio being right in Dr. Oz’s home, we will be able to crash breaking news stories and also adapt to any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent us from recording at our brand new New York City location.

The Dr. Oz Show’s COVID-19 Headquarters is the place for straight-forward facts and science. Dr. Oz is breaking down all your COVID questions and concerns at a time when health is confusing again. Key members of The White House Coronavirus Task Force, including the United States Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, and Assistant Secretary for Health and Testing Coordinator Admiral Brett Giroir, join the premiere show and share their biggest worries and plans to combat a possible fall surge of the pandemic.

Plus, Vili Fualaau joins Dr. Oz exclusively in-studio and opens up in an emotional interview about the last days of Mary Kay Letourneau who died of colon cancer this summer.

In all-new celebrity interviews, Paris Hilton recently released her new documentary This is Paris, where she details traumatic events from her childhood. She opens up to Dr. Oz detailing the physical and emotional abuse she says she endured and how these moments have affected her past relationships. Also, Tyra Banks calls in to discuss the challenges of motherhood during a pandemic and what it’s like juggling her new gig as an executive producer for Dancing with the Stars.

In current news, seven police officers have been suspended following Daniel Prude’s tragic death. Daniel Prude’s brother gives Dr. Oz details on the night of the arrest and what led up to his passing. Also, after their son and brother was shot seven times in the back, Jacob Blake’s family joins us to discuss his complex medical condition and the hardships his family now suffers after a birthday party turns tragic.

This season Dr. Oz takes on racial bias in healthcare and the need for more Black doctors. He will highlight amazing stories of Black doctors and healthcare workers while launching a campaign called More Black Doctors. This campaign is dedicated to assisting Black men and women on their journey of becoming a doctor, in a time when they are needed the most.

The Dish on Oz crew, Daphne Oz, Gail Simmons, and Jamika Pessoa are back and cooking from home! The Dish at Home will return to bring you an all-new inspiration to home cooking during a pandemic. The crew will cover many topics from fighting food fatigue to the greatest quarantine recipes that have been sweeping their kitchens. The Dish at Home will also continue to bring brand new recipes, hot topics, and food trends every Wednesday on The Dr. Oz Show.

COVID-19 Headquarters:

  • Dr. Oz COVID-19 Headquarters – Task Force Insiders Reveal What Worries Them Most
  • The Great Big Mask Experiment
  • You Asked, Oz Swabbed: The Riskiest Places To Go During Pandemic
  • Chronic COVID: Why Alzheimer’s Experts Are Worried About COVID-19 Memory Loss
  • Oz COVID-19 Headquarters: The Biggest COVID Debates: What Does It Really Mean To Have Immunity

Celebrity Interviews:

  • Paris Hilton Speaks Out On A Traumatic Childhood Experience That Changed Her Forever
  • Tyra Banks on Motherhood, Life During a Pandemic and Dancing with the Stars
  • Dr. Pimple Popper Exposes Her Toughest Most Alarming Cases Ever
  • Tia Mowry On Her Missed Diagnosis and How She Finally Got Answers
  • Dog The Bounty Hunter on His Surprise New Marriage
  • Savannah Guthrie on the Surgery That Saved Her Eyesight
  • Sterling K Brown On Life During COVID And His Cancer Passion Project

True Crime:

The Last Days Of Mary Kay Letourneau: Exclusive With Her Husband Vili Fualaau

Scott Peterson’s Death Penalty Sentence Overturned - What Happens Next?

The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann: Will The New Suspect Provide Clues To Her Whereabouts?

What Happened to DJ Henry?

Ghislaine Maxwell And Jeffrey Epstein: Inside Their Relationship And Alleged Abuse

Cult Mom Lori Vallow: Inside Her Panicked Prison Call And What She Told Friends About Her Murdered Children

What Really Happened To Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen

Catch all of this and more happening this September on The Dr. Oz Show!

September Kick-Off Week Shows:



The latest breaking news on the virus. The new testing guidelines. Where we stand on the vaccine trials. And, what concerns experts right now. Then, how to live life in the fast-food lane the Oz-approved way. Plus, is there Covid in your chicken wings?



Her heartbreaking video went viral after her pleas to get help for her son went ignored at the hospital. This Black mother speaks out exclusively about the traumatic experience and how others are coming forward with their own stories of racial bias in healthcare across the country. Plus, Dr. Oz launches his #moreBlackdoctors campaign to inspire future physicians in underrepresented communities.



She became a household name after she had an affair with her 12-year-old student who she later married. Now, her husband breaks his silence about her final days battling cancer, becoming a father at age 13 and if he ever felt he was a victim. Plus, The Dish at Home has the fix for quarantine food fatigue!



Jacob Blake’s family speaks out about the day they learned he was shot by police, his devastating injuries and their fight for answers. Plus, the brother of Daniel Prude opens up about the night he was restrained with a spit hood by 7 police officers that led to his death. Why he wants justice for his brother.



Dr. Oz’s shocking news that his mother in Turkey was diagnosed with COVID-19 after already living with Alzheimer’s. What this virus can do to her brain health and to those of others suffering from the virus. And, it’s our great big mask experiment – we break down everything you need to know about masks. Plus, Paris Hilton speaks out on a traumatic childhood experience that changed her forever.

About The Dr. Oz Show

Currently in its twelfth season, the ten-time Daytime Emmy award-winning syndicated daily series The Dr. Oz Show is hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, accredited health expert, best-selling author, and world-renowned cardiac surgeon. The Dr. Oz Show is an informative hour that offers audiences the opportunity to learn about a wide range of health and wellness topics. Tackling the balance of mind, body and spirit, Dr. Oz calls on specialists from a variety of disciplines for expert advice on how viewers can be their best selves.

Dr. Oz served as a health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show from 2004 to 2009. Sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored eight New York Times Best Sellers including “Food Can Fix It” “YOU: The Owner's Manual” as well as the award winning “Healing from the Heart”. He has a regular column in O, The Oprah Magazine.

Dr. Oz is an Attending Physician at NY Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center and performs dozens of heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.

Cleared in over 99% of the country, The Dr. Oz Show is produced by produced by Zoco Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. The Dr. Oz Show is executive produced by Amy Chiaro and co-executive produced by Stacy Rader and Laurie Rich.

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For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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