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          TV Star Nicholas Brendon Update: The Real Man Behind the News Scandals and Arrests

          December 01, 2015



          In his first Dr. Phil appearance, actor Nicholas Brendon, best known for his role as “Xander Harris” on the hit TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and Kevin Lynch on “Criminal Minds,” abruptly walked off the stage shortly after the interview began, and later posted to Facebook that he “pulled the plug” because he felt Dr. Phil “went for the jugular.” Then, just a few weeks after the show aired, the embattled actor had another run-in with the law. On September 30, he was arrested for the sixth time and charged with two counts of criminal mischief, one count of obstruction of breathing, and one count of robbery in the third degree.

          Nicholas admits that he continues to struggle with alcoholism and depression and says he’s even considered suicide. But now he says he’s ready to face his demons and get back to doing what he loves most — acting. Is Nicholas willing make the hard choices and take the necessary steps to save his career and possibly, his life?

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          Tune in: Nicholas opens up about his anger, his substance abuse, and what may have led to his out-of-control behavior. Plus, find out what’s next for him to help turn his life around.



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