Shows This Week
Monday - December 2, 2013
Alexis, the 30-year-old daughter of Dr. Martin MacNeill — who was recently convicted in the 2007 murder of his wife, Michele -- speaks out about why she helped prosecutors build a case against him and reacts to the recent Dr. Phil interview with her father’s former mistress, Gypsy Willis. Did her mother suspect that her father was having an affair? Alexis opens up about her parents' relationship in the months before her mother’s death. Prosecutors accused the Utah doctor of coercing his wife into having plastic surgery so that he could heavily medicate her during recovery and drown her in the bathtub. Hear about concerns Alexis says her mother had before undergoing surgery — did she fear for her safety? And, what does Alexis claim her father did in the days after the surgery that, in hindsight, she feels was a major red flag? Then, Alexis describes the first time she met Gypsy, whom her father introduced as the family’s new nanny — did she suspect there was something more going on between them? And, hear why Alexis says she believes that Gypsy knows more about her mother's death than she's admitting. Plus, how does Alexis feel about her father? Will she ever speak to him again?
Tuesday - December 3, 2013
Karen and Tim say the last six years with their 24-year-old adopted son, Adam, have been a nightmare, and Tim wants to cut him out of their lives for good -- but Karen says she can’t give up yet. The parents say Adam has become angry and violent, has pulled a knife on them and threatened to get a gun. They also say Adam abuses drugs and alcohol and has been arrested multiple times -- including an arrest one week ago for felony drug-related charges. With Adam now facing seven years in jail, Karen and Tim post bail so he can meet with Dr. Phil, in an effort to turn his life around. Hear how Adam explains his destructive choices. Does he want to change? And, find out why Tim says he’s not hopeful that Adam will make a turnaround. Then, hear from Adam’s ex-girlfriend, Kristin, who calls him a “ticking time bomb.” How does Adam respond? When Dr. Phil offers him a lifeline, will he grab ahold? And, will both of his parents be willing to give him one more chance?
Wednesday - December 4, 2013
Crisis expert Judy Smith, who inspired the popular character Olivia Pope on the hit TV show Scandal
, takes on the real-life dramas of Dr. Phil’s guests. First, 39-year-old mother of two Kimberly says the media has dubbed her the “Florida Party Mom” after she was arrested for allegedly throwing an alcohol-filled party with 26 teens at her home. Kimberly maintains her innocence and claims police lied in their report. What does she say happened on the night she claims SWAT teams showed up at her door — and broke it down? And, see home video from that night — why didn’t Kimberly immediately let officers in? Plus, Kimberly says she has lost her job and her dream home because of the scandal, and her reputation has been ruined. Judy offers her tips on how to repair her image and move forward. Then, Soraida says her ex-boyfriend, Bruce, secretly posted her and her 16-year-old daughter, Pam’s, information on Internet escort sites — causing dozens of men to show up at their home, looking for sex. Soraida says Bruce also posted an X-rated video of the couple online — and sent it to Pam and her friends. Pam says the experience traumatized her. Why does she say her mother is partly to blame for what happened? Can this mother and daughter repair their relationship — and reputations? Dr. Phil and Judy offer advice.
Thursday - December 5, 2013
Dr. Phil takes on the hot-button topic of racial profiling — is it a necessary safety measure? First, 22-year-old Kayla made headlines after she claimed that four undercover officers detained her outside a high-end department store in New York City and questioned her about a $2,500 handbag purchase. Was she targeted because of the color of her skin, or was it just a misunderstanding? Then, former child star Cherie Johnson and her actor boyfriend, Dennis White, say their romantic getaway to South Carolina turned into a nightmare when they were allegedly harassed and handcuffed by a police officer while taking pictures of a cotton field. Hear their story — and why they say the officer went too far. And, 28-year-old former minor league baseball player Robbie Tolan says his dreams of making the major leagues, like his father, Bobby Tolan, were ruined five years ago, after he was shot in the chest by a police officer who approached him in his parents’ driveway. Robbie — who still has a bullet lodged in his liver — believes he was racially profiled and says he will continue to fight for justice, despite losing two court battles against the police department. Why does Robbie say he was targeted? Plus, hear from experts on both sides of the debate. Tune in and decide where you stand on this controversial issue.
Friday - December 6, 2013
Megan, 24, says that her twin sister, Mandi’s, extreme competitiveness is destroying their relationship. Megan says that Mandi puts her down and brags that she is the “better” twin — because she has more money, a cuter husband and a nicer house, among other things. Mandi admits that she likes feeling superior to her sister and chalks up her antagonism to normal sibling rivalry — but does her behavior cross a line? Dr. Phil gets to the root of Mandi’s need to compete and compare. Is she open to making a change? Then, Paula says her 19-year-old identical triplets, Christina, Brianne and Ashley, have gone from best friends to biggest enemies because of their competitiveness, and she fears the sisters will be forever divided if something doesn’t change. Can they learn to stop the petty rivalry and come together as a family? Plus, Noel says that she’s struggled with depression for years, and it’s taking a toll on her marriage to her husband, Don. He says he wishes Noel would “snap out of it,” and admits that he’s threatened to file for divorce. Dr. Phil offers Noel help with her depression — will she accept? And, can this marriage be saved?
LAST WEEK'S SHOWS
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- Pretty Mean Girls
- "My Husband Did the Unthinkable"