Shows This Week

Monday - December 15, 2014

Young, in Love and in over Their Heads

Natalie, 22, says her boyfriend of four years, Justin, 25, has an anger problem, and she fears for her life and for their 10-month-old son. Natalie says that since their son was born, Justin has turned into someone she doesn’t even recognize. She says he throws things, rips doors off their hinges and once shoved her while she was holding their baby. Justin admits he has punched holes in walls and slammed doors into walls but denies pushing Natalie and says she is overly dramatic. Both admit their child has witnessed the turmoil. Does this young relationship have a future? Then, Samantha shared her experience with abuse in The Aspire Initiative, a free domestic violence education curriculum from When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation. She returns and has some words of wisdom for Natalie. Plus, tune in as Robin announces the winners of the iAspire Campus Challenge, which awards a grant to students who effect change on the issue of sexual violence on college campuses.

 

Tuesday - December 16, 2014

Is Dad a Bad Santa or Should His Son Be Put on the Naughty List?

Jon, 32, says he hates his father, Jim — with whom he and his 9-year-old daughter live — so much that he wishes Jim would die. He says Jim is money-hungry, selfish and untrustworthy and claims his dad has called the police on him multiple times — including once for “stealing” a pork chop! Jim, who works over the holidays as a Santa Claus, says all he wants for Christmas is peace in his house. He says his son is an entitled, ungrateful “mooch” who could never survive on his own. Dr. Phil intervenes in this father-son feud. Why hasn’t Jim told his son to leave? Hear from Jon’s brother, Jimmy, and mother, Luann — what do they say about the drama? Can Jon and Jim put an end to the fighting? Then, professional trainer and body builder Greg thinks he is on the show to talk about health and fitness, but Troy Dunn has a big surprise for him: his long-lost son! Tune in to see this emotional reunion decades in the making! And, don’t miss a moving performance by 14-year-old singing sensation Jackie Evancho!

 

Wednesday - December 17, 2014

The Night Four Girls Went into the Woods and Only Three Came Out Alive

Dr. Phil takes a hard look at a disturbing trend in the news: Teenagers murdering their best friends. Several recent cases, including the fatal stabbing of Skylar Neese, have shocked the nation, leaving many to wonder: Why and how could this happen? Hear from a woman who says she lived exactly such a scenario. Karen was just 17 years old in 1985 when she and a friend lured Missy Avila, also 17, to a spot in the woods where her life would ultimately end. Karen, who spent 23 years behind bars for her involvement in Missy’s death, recounts that fateful day. What does she say happened? And, if she could go back, what would she do differently? Hear the message Karen wants to impart to all young girls. Plus, when Shemida appeared on the show six weeks ago, she said she had been diagnosed with more than 70 medical and mental health conditions and was in so much pain she could barely get out of bed. But her family said they believed she was fabricating some of her issues for attention. How is Shemida doing now?

 

Thursday - December 18, 2014

"I'm Divorcing a Real Life Mommy Dearest"

Jamie says his soon-to-be ex-wife, Jennifer, is a real-life “Mommy Dearest” who verbally attacks their two children constantly — yelling at them, calling them “stupid” and even waking them up at night to correct their chores. He says the drama has gotten so bad, he got a protection order against Jennifer — something she claims he did in order to force her out of their lives. Jennifer admits she’s strict but absolutely denies being abusive and says Jamie is exaggerating. When Dr. Phil brings this estranged couple together in search of a resolution, Jennifer confesses a disturbing and dangerous behavior. When offered a chance to get her life back on track, will Jennifer accept?

 

Friday - December 19, 2014

Inside the Bill Cosby Sex Scandal

Dr. Phil delves into the headline-grabbing sex scandal that has threatened to destroy acting legend Bill Cosby and caused many in the nation to wonder: Could the allegations against “America’s dad” be true? More than 20 women, including supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, have come forward to accuse the famous actor and comedian of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them in alleged incidents dating as far back as the 1960s. Dr. Phil talks to several of Cosby’s accusers, including former aspiring model Lisa, who says she wants to finally break her silence. Why do the women say they waited until now to speak out? And, how have their lives been impacted? Cosby, who has not been charged with any crime, recently broke his silence but did not address the allegations against him directly. His wife and partner of 50 years, Camille, and one of his daughters, Evin, have spoken out in his defense, insisting he is not the man who has been portrayed in the media of late. Plus, hear from a former Playboy bunny who says she knew a very different Cosby than the one depicted recently. How does she describe her interactions with him? Plus, if the allegations are true, what does it mean for Cosby’s legacy?

 

LAST WEEK'S SHOWS

 

Monday
- “My Bulimic Daughter Thinks Calories are Contagious”

Tuesday
- A Woman's Memories of Murder: Was There a Crime or Another Traumatic Event?

Wednesday
- The Cougar Controversy: Older Women Dating Younger Men

Thursday
- The “Honey Boo Boo” Scandal: Chickadee and Grandma Speak Out

Friday
- Black and Blue: Race Relations in America