I’ve confirmed that Dr. Phil McGraw has announced to his staff that he has signed on for another 3 years in addition to the 2 years still left on his contract. His show is syndicated by CBS TV Distribution and his own Peteski Production. So rest assured those cheatin’, lyin’, spendin’, cryin’ couples will get his help. And while I’m on the subject of syndication, the Tribune station group has renewed NBC Universal’s trio of awful talk shows – Maury, Jerry Springer, and Steve Wilkos through the 2011-2012 season. My question is: why?