Dr Mehmet Oz's ex-producers avoid him as he tries to relaunch TV career following loss in senate race
PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES: Dr Mehmet Oz's former producers who he worked with on his longtime talk show have reportedly shown him the gate after the American TV presenter's failed run for US Senate in Pennsylvania.
Oz has desperately been in search of making a comeback to the television platform after losing his race to democratic rival John Fetterman. according to a report by RadarOnline. Oz pulled in 2.4 million votes whereas Fetterman garnered 2.7 million. And while the former political candidate is trying to relaunch his career with big TV gigs, it appears that he is only been offered cameo roles.
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A source has confirmed that Oz's political statements during the senate run have cost him a huge deal. "No one in the mainstream will touch him. You can’t alienate half of your audience with a political stance and expect to bring in an audience on your return to television," the source told the outlet. And while Oz has impressed the executives at Fox News and Newsmax, the channels are yet to make any firm offers. Although, the fitness author could be seen returning in cameo roles on right-wing networks.
However, the TV presenter reportedly wants his own show back. “But it is not what he wants. He wants a daily gig. But it is not going to happen,” the source said. “He’s beating the bushes to revive his health-oriented talk show and groveling to everyone he knows to give him a break, but he’s not making much progress,” they added.
As per the source, Oz's self-observed behavior is potentially another reason behind his ex-producers blowing him off, “He can’t even get a word with his former producers. Dr. Oz is a social creature who likes to hear himself talk, and it’s beginning to dawn on him that he’s just not wanted in Hollywood circles anymore.”
Oz's talk show 'The Dr. Oz Show' ran for nearly 13 years from September 2009 to January 2022 before he pulled the plugs to launch his campaign. During his months on the campaign trail, Oz’s questionable medical advice and his political opinions faced criticism which badly damaged his reputation.
Many critics have even come forward and accused Oz’s run for the US Senate as opportunistic and self-serving following his no real connection to the Keystone State. They also claimed the longtime New Jersey resident only bought Pennsylvania property in December 2021 as a part of his political strategy.
Oz's political campaign faced a severe blow when one of his old friends, Oprah Winfrey openly sided with Fetterman only a few days before the election.