NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The three-time Emmy® Award-winning, critically-acclaimed and nationally-syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" begins its fifth season Monday, September 9, with a healthy dose of fun featuring all-new episodes, celebrity interviews and action packed segments.
The fifth season promises to be the most entertaining yet, proving that laughter truly can be the best medicine, evidenced by a new segment where America's Doctor and two-time Emmy® winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz goes undercover, dressing as a woman, to surprise viewers with the truth about health myths. Plus, expect a full line-up of A-list celebrities, donning the iconic purple gloves, examining organs, and getting advice about their health concerns. Celebrity interviews include Steven Tyler, Duck Dynasty, Sweet Brown, Wayne Brady, Kandi Burruss, Kim Coles, Cheryl Burke, Melissa and Joe Gorga, Louie Armstrong and more. In a first for "The Dr. Oz Show," viewers take over an entire show via social media and get to decide all of the show topics. More outrageous segments include the best sex positions for back pain and Dr. Oz attempting to climb a 15-foot weave.
This season will also see the return of several immensely popular show elements from earlier seasons such as the "Assistant of The Day" and the "Truth Tube." Dr. Oz will feature one lucky audience member as his "Assistant of the Day" (AOD) to help him with one focal segment on that day's show. The AOD will share their personal health situation with Dr. Oz and then the doctor will guide the AOD through to a possible solution. The "Truth Tube" is a vertical on-stage monitor which gives the audience graphical insight into what's going on in a guest's body – from blood work to weight loss, numbers never lie. This tool is used in interviews to illustrate a typical conversation you may have with your doctor through Dr. Oz's fun and compassionate filter. In continuation of his mission, Dr. Oz remains committed to fighting for his viewers on consumer issues and giving them access to information they didn't know existed.
All-new "The Dr. Oz Show" premiere week episodes include:
Monday, September 9 **SEASON PREMIERE** - Dr. Oz hosts a special medical version of the popular improvisational show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" with original cast member Wayne Brady who lends his comedic spontaneity to the many health questions thrown out by the audience in a rendition of 'Whose Embarrassing Condition Is It Anyway?' Wayne Brady then dishes on what he's up to now. Next, Dr. Oz investigates how you could have fibroids and not know it. Plus, is that urban food legend for real? Dr. Oz takes you through the Glozell Challenge. Then, Dr. Oz shares the number one way to kiss your cold sores goodbye.
Tuesday, September 10 - It's Steven Tyler on the record like you've never seen him before, sitting down with Dr. Oz and the doctor who helped him conquer his addiction. Steven Tyler then plays the "Lip Service" game. Next up, Dr. Oz delves into what your feet are trying to tell you about your health. In a surprising twist, Dr. Oz does the unthinkable and goes undercover - as a woman! – to determine if women would rather choose shoe fashion over shoe comfort. Lastly, Dr. Oz explores why coffee may give you the jitters.
Wednesday, September 11 - Dr. Oz hosts his first ever 'Girls Out Loud' panel where Kandi Burruss, Cheryl Burke, and Kim Coles dish on the latest topics and trends in celebrity and pop culture. Then, Dr. Oz shows you how to get rid of your mood swings for good. Later, a segment you won't want to miss about the best sex positions for people with back pain. Plus, Stepp Stewart shows viewers how to 'get low' with his latest exercise dance craze.
Thursday, September 12 - Dr. Oz shows you how to fix your biggest hair disasters with his own version of Snow White's magic mirror. Then, Dr. V from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" shares her secrets for how to get people to listen. Later, Dr. Oz shares the only organ you can diagnose in your mirror: the thyroid. Plus, the hot new trampoline work out you have to try!
Friday, September 13 - Dr. Oz shows you how to get almost anything, including prescriptions, for free. Then, Dr. Oz meets America's most controversial dance mom: Abby Lee Miller. Next, Bill Eichner takes to the street to find out if the weight of your purse is weighing down your health. Finally, Dr. Oz's must have super find of the week – the lemon mister!
Upcoming episodes also include, "Duck Dynasty's" The Robertson Family -America's self-proclaimed healthiest family- talking about quack medicine, Louie Anderson on why you should get off the couch, and 'Sweet Brown' talking about the symptoms of bronchitis and why "ain't nobody got time for that." Plus, a crazy stunt to find out if are you sleep compatible with your partner; how to get in and out of your fast food restaurant for 500 calories, and Dr. Oz's new favorite F word: Fasting!
About The Dr. Oz Show
The three-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show", hosted by the two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its fifth season. "The Dr. Oz Show", which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in nine years in daytime television.
Dr. Oz, the world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in TIME Magazine and O The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 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 co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman and Amy Chiaro.
About Harpo Studios
Harpo Studios is the multi-award winning production company which creates original television programming for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, including the popular series "Oprah's Next Chapter," "Iyanla: Fix My Life," Emmy® nominated "Oprah's Master Class," and both Emmy® award-winning series "Oprah's Lifeclass," and "Super Soul Sunday." Oprah Winfrey's creative instincts inform the brand, co-producing the highly-rated syndicated talk shows "The Dr. Oz Show," "Dr. Phil," and "Rachael Ray." For 25 years, Harpo produced the number-one-rated, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine publication, while Harpo Films is dedicated to high-quality scripted dramatic programming, and Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio on Sirius XM Radio (XM Channel 111 and Sirius Channel 204).
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 33 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 840 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.
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