Dr. Phil Today, January 2023 & This Week’s Shows & Schedule

Today’s guests and show highlights, Mon, 16 Jan 2023 10:11:37 +0000 on Dr. Phil plus this week’s, previous and upcoming guests lineups.

Dr. Phil January 27 2023 & Weekly Schedule Lineup

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Friday, 27 January 2023Recently, parents across America were googling “who is Andrew Tate?” making him number three in Google searches for 2022, right behind Queen Elizabeth and Donald Trump. Tate claims to be helping young men acquire lots of money, drive luxury cars, and pick up hot women. However, in August 2022, Tate was banned on social media for his misogynist viewpoints. Twenty-four-year-old Ben says when he was a teen, he had zero self-esteem, never got past the first date, and felt powerless with girls. He tells Dr. Phil that men like Tate inspired him to break out of his shell -- and he shares how. Then, a healthy debate about “toxic masculinity” with the “Godfather of the Manosphere," a scholar and author, a men’s rights attorney, and the CEO and founder of the Center for Countering Digital Hate.New
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Thursday, 26 January 2023Have you heard the saying “Men age like a fine wine but women age like a glass of milk?” Despite the fact that celebrities like Jane Fonda and Jamie Lee Curtis are redefining what it means to be a “silver fox,” there is still a huge double standard when it comes to women and aging. Many women say when they hit a certain age, they feel invisible, washed up, and unwanted. In an open discussion, Dr. Phil finds out how women feel about the pressure of aging. Supermodel and writer Paulina Porizkova, 57, is famously candid on social media for shutting down those who think her face needs “fixing” or that she should not be posing in a bikini at her age. Porizkova tells Dr. Phil that women need to embrace their wrinkles and their age. Sixty-year-old Tami says she’s so self-conscious about her age she sometimes won’t leave the house. Thirty-three-year-old Fifi says she’s consumed by her fear of aging. And, 54-year-old Terry says between her throat wattle, age spots, wrinkles, and bifocals, it’s impossible to look in the mirror and feel good. Plus, meet mother/daughter duo Elisa and Lily who are the co-founders of Stylelikeu, a website focused on self-acceptance. They are also the brains behind the documentary series “What’s Underneath Project,” where people, like Porizkova, talk about their vulnerabilities while slowly stripping down to their underwear.New
Wednesday, 25 January 2023This is a true crime saga like no other. The Murdaugh family is one of the most prominent families in South Carolina and has served in powerful legal positions dating back nearly 100 years. Rumors swirled that Alex Murdaugh and his family could get away with anything. They have been tied to the mysterious deaths of their housekeeper, a high school classmate, and a young woman in a fatal boat crash. In June 2021, Murdaugh allegedly found his wife and younger son shot dead on their hunting lodge property. About a year later, Murdaugh was charged for their murders. The killings set off a bizarre chain of events that included Murdaugh staging his own murder. There are also nearly 100 criminal charges that are linked to him. Dr. Phil is joined by a panel of experts: former criminal prosecutor Loni Coombs; Michal Higdon, anchor and investigative reporter at WCSC-TV Charleston; forensic expert Joseph Scott Morgan; and former FBI agent Bobby Chacon to discuss this case.New
Tuesday, 24 January 2023Sherri Papini, a mother of two from Redding, California who was called “Supermom” by her family, reportedly disappeared on November 2, 2016 while jogging near her home. Three weeks later, she turned up battered, burned, and bruised, with a chain around her waist. Was she taken against her will? Or, was she the real-life “Gone Girl”? Papini claimed she’d been abducted by two Hispanic women who branded her and planned to sex traffic her. But behind the scenes, investigators were unraveling a twisted web of deceit and manipulation. Now, five years after she vanished, Papini is behind bars -- but her story isn’t over. Dr. Phil speaks with Captain Pat Kropholler who was in charge of the case and says he suspected from the start that this might be a sick hoax. Also, go inside the investigation and see police evidence photos and interrogation videos of Papini’s twisted lies.New
Monday, 23 January 2023Laura says she wants to stop drinking, but every time she tries, the alcohol wins; a former drunken driver who killed two young women; the mother of one of the women tells how that day changed her life; Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).New
Friday, 20 January 2023Laura admits to driving drunk thousands of times but says she’s only been “caught” three times. Laura admits that even after receiving her third DUI, she still didn’t learn her lesson and totaled her car after she hit a guardrail, flipped over, and was saved by her airbags. Laura says she doesn’t want to drink and has tried to stay sober but claims the alcohol always wins. Laura says right now, her mother, Shirley, believes she’s 82 days sober but what Shirley doesn’t know is that Laura didn’t make it past 55 days and is drinking again. Laura says she has continued to drive drunk and drinks while driving. Laura says she wouldn’t be able to forgive herself if she hurt someone while driving intoxicated, but she can’t seem to fight her addiction. Dawn and her daughter, Katie, share their tragic story of when Dawn’s car was struck by a drunk driver killing three of her children. Is this the wake-up call Laura needs to put down the bottle for good?New
Thursday, 19 January 2023Vaping is physically damaging and has become a real point of contention within families of teen users; where 12-year-old Connor gets his vapes; Grace and Jordyn share their stories of how vaping put them into the hospital and vow never to vape again.New
Wednesday, 18 January 2023DNA testing is bringing the era of keeping family secrets to a close. DNA tests spur paternity surprises and lawsuits -- as anyone can pay $50 and then show up on your front doorstep and claim you’re related. This is making some people’s lives better but ruining others. The tests are easy -- but is it worth turning your family upside down? At-home DNA tests have become hugely popular in America, and today, several guests share their DNA shockers. Plus, find out what you should know before taking a DNA test.New
Tuesday, 17 January 2023In October 2022, Dr. James Heaps, an obstetrician-gynecologist and oncologist at UCLA, was found guilty of five counts related to sexual assault and misconduct against several female patients. Former patients Melanie, Ellen, Gaby, and Nicole, are speaking out about the horrific abuse they claim they endured. Dr. Heaps is just one of many doctors that work in prestigious universities who have broken their Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm.” Former University of Michigan football player Jon Vaughn shares his story of the abuse he claims he endured from Dr. Robert Anderson. He claims he is just one of thousands of his victims who were abused under the guise of “medical care.” Former gymnast Trinae claims she was one of Dr. Larry Nassar’s first victims of abuse. She claims he sexually abused her for years in plain sight. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, the Michigan circuit court judge who sentenced Nassar and sent him to prison, says she will continue to fight to put white coat predators where they belong: behind bars.New
Monday, 16 January 2023When minors violate the law, should parents be held responsible? Should prosecutors provide these juveniles with resources instead of putting them back on the streets with no punishment or locking them behind bars? Is putting a minor in jail helpful or harmful? Santiago claims his son, Bryce, ran over a police officer and crashed into a house, yet he has never been charged let alone locked up. Santiago says the system is broken and he is fearful his son will be killed or end up dead unless he suffers some sort of consequence for his actions. Ashley says she has the opposite problem with the system; she claims her son is locked up for minor things, such as behavioral issues, which aren’t crimes. Michelle claims the system has failed her as a parent because the law never helped with her son when he was a minor, and now that he is 18, he gets locked up. Alisa Blair, Policy Director at Pacific Juvenile Defenders Center, says she doesn’t believe locking up minors helps their future. Former police officer Mo Canady and Judge Melisa Powers say they try to resort to school resources before locking a child up -- but sometimes, locking them up is the only answer.New
Friday, 13 January 2023When minors violate the law, should parents be held responsible? Should prosecutors provide these juveniles with resources instead of putting them back on the streets with no punishment or locking them behind bars? Is putting a minor in jail helpful or harmful? Santiago claims his son, Bryce, ran over a police officer and crashed into a house, yet he has never been charged let alone locked up. Santiago says the system is broken and he is fearful his son will be killed or end up dead unless he suffers some sort of consequence for his actions. Ashley says she has the opposite problem with the system; she claims her son is locked up for minor things, such as behavioral issues, which aren’t crimes. Michelle claims the system has failed her as a parent because the law never helped with her son when he was a minor, and now that he is 18, he gets locked up. Alisa Blair, Policy Director at Pacific Juvenile Defenders Center, says she doesn’t believe locking up minors helps their future. Former police officer Mo Canady and Judge Melisa Powers say they try to resort to school resources before locking a child up -- but sometimes, locking them up is the only answer.New
Thursday, 12 January 2023The gruesome quadruple murder of four university students in Moscow, Idaho remained a mystery for seven weeks until law officials were finally able to track down a suspect, Bryan Kohberger. Law officials quietly collected clues that eventually led to Bryan’s arrest in Pennsylvania at his parents’ house. Police say Bryan’s DNA from a knife sheath was left at the crime scene, and he allegedly went to the victims’ house 12 times before their murders. Forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan, Former FBI Special Agent Jonathan Gilliam, Sr. Reporter for DailyMail.com Caitlyn Becker, and trial attorney Mercedes Colwin help Dr. Phil analyze these eerie details about the suspect. Plus, NewsNation Senior National Correspondent Brian Entin also reports live from Idaho to discuss the most up-to-date info about this horrific case.New
Wednesday, 11 January 2023Thousands of asylum seekers from the Mexican border arrived in Washington, D.C. and New York City on buses sent by the governors of Texas and Arizona. The mayors of these cities asked for federal assistance because they believe this is a humanitarian crisis. Should the United States make it harder for people to cross borders? Dr. Phil debates that with the National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd and immigration attorney Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez.New
Tuesday, 10 January 2023From everyday citizens who risked their lives to save complete strangers to people who have gone out of their way to help others, Dr. Phil speaks with real-life heroes. Teenage best friends Ethan, Chase, and Collin helped rescue two strangers from a dangerous house fire, and it was all caught on video. Find out why the fire chief in their community says these young heroes also saved the lives of his firefighters. Then, meet Anthony, who risked his life to rescue a man who was being electrocuted on a railroad track. Later, Savannah says she was shamed for her weight by a male passenger on an airplane. Find out how Chase, another passenger, came to her rescue. And, Dr. Phil speaks with Charlie Rocket, Founder of the Dream Machine Foundation, who does more than show kindness and compassion for others; he makes dreams come true for deserving people across the country. Matthew, a young man with cerebral palsy, had a dream Charlie Rocket made come true -- you may be shocked by what it was. Lastly, Dane risked his life when he dove into a freezing river to save a woman.New
Monday, 9 January 2023In 2022, it seemed like everyone was talking about the lottery or buying a ticket. The biggest payout of all time was in November, at $2 billion dollars. About half of Americans play the lottery, with total sales topping $100 billion! You have a greater chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery – so why do people play? And, if you do win, why is there a “curse” associated with it? Dr. Phil meets a British lottery winner who says her life turned upside down after winning the lottery with her very first ticket. Then, meet a woman who says she is addicted to playing the lottery. Dr. Phil and industry professionals also discuss the pros and cons and what’s important to know before buying a ticket. Plus, what happens if you win and come into sudden wealth? Tune in today to find out.New
Friday, 6 January 2023“Defund the Police!” It was a rallying cry in the wake of the tragic murder of George Floyd and a call to action against the undeniable brutality of some -- but not all -- police and the disproportionate targeting of black Americans in arrests, shootings and killings. Many say the sentiment was right but the slogan was misleading. Now, more than two years later, hear from citizens who say it has been a dangerous debacle that has led to unprecedented levels of crime and violence in their cities because law enforcement budgets were cut or diverted. However, others insist that’s not true – they claim it's just a national misinformation campaign to divert attention from the real issues in their communities that not only need police protection but also protection from those charged with guarding their safety and security. So which is it? Dr. Phil has a passionate discussion with experts on both sides of the issue. It’s an episode you don’t want to miss.New
Thursday, 5 January 2023Throughout the years, many different social media challenges have emerged. The popularity of online challenges is rising and unfortunately, have become extremely unsafe -- and in some cases, deadly. “The Blackout Challenge,” which encourages children to strangle or suffocate themselves until they blackout, is arguably the most dangerous. It originated as “the choking game,” even as early as the 1930s. Prior to 2007, the CDC reported it resulted in the deaths of 82 children, with most victims being adolescent males ages 11-16, with the average age being 13. Since then, it has resurfaced on social platforms and in 2021, caused the death of roughly 10 children in the U.S. Dr. Phil meets two families who lost their sons to "The blackout challenge." He also receives an update from a past guest who lost one of her 13-year-old twin boys to the choking game in 2005. The families want to spread awareness about this challenge to hopefully save other children’s lives – and advocate for the sons they lost. You won’t want to miss this powerful episode.New
Wednesday, 4 January 2023Do you ever feel nervous before posting on social media? Have you ever censored your own thoughts because you worry that you could be criticized or even canceled for posting your beliefs? Dr. Phil and his guests discuss the self-censorship debate on the internet and social media, including the fundamental misunderstanding about the true extent of “freedom of speech” under the First Amendment. Kimberly, a University of Tennessee doctoral candidate, claims her college violated her freedom of speech after a professional conduct committee determined that she had posted unprofessional content to her social media. What rights do colleges have to spy on personal social media posts? Also, Tehran Von Ghasri, a comedian who performs on college campuses, says cancel culture has gone too far. How does the fear of being canceled affect the jokes he performs for college students or content he posts online? Alexandra, a social media influencer and business owner, says giving opinions about COVID got her censored and three accounts closed. What did she say to get canceled? Dr. Phil also talks with Attorney Robert Shibley, a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), who says over half of Americans are not saying how they feel for fear of offending others or being canceled. Jessica Levinson, an attorney and a Clinical Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, provides an explanation on the boundaries of the First Amendment. And, Gabrielle Gambrell, a Columbia University and NYU professor, says that social media sites are obligated to monitor hate and dangerous speech. Plus, find out which emojis you are probably using right now are deemed outdated or inappropriate!New
Tuesday, 3 January 2023It is no secret that the housing market combined with the rising cost of living has created a financial crisis for the average family. Dr. Phil speaks with Kyla and her husband, Andrew, who claim that, despite both working full time, they are now homeless and living in their van due to the rising cost of rent. Then, meet Simon, whose story went viral when he shared in a video that he was secretly living in his company’s office building after he says he found out his rent was being raised, at the same time the pay raise he expected didn’t happen. Dr. Phil also meets Caleb, a YouTube and TikTok personality living in New York City, who has been documenting how people are living in and around The Big Apple. Caleb gives Dr. Phil a tour of some of the smallest apartments in New York’s five boroughs. And, meet J.R, who says to afford being able to live in New York City, he is forced to live in a 95-square foot studio apartment with a communal bathroom. Lastly, Stewart Silver says he has created a safe place for working homeless families but now is being forced by the local government to evict them.New
Monday, 2 January 2023There are a number of disturbing pet trends today -- including pet theft, dog attacks, and pandemic pet regrets. Guest Amanda says she was robbed and pistol-whipped in her home while two men were stealing her beloved Frenchie. Another guest named Amanda says she was seriously injured and her dog was killed when a pit bull and an Akita attacked them during a walk. Jarrod shares his pandemic pet regret, joining the 54% of dog owners who say they've had regrets about getting a dog. Dog trainer Jas Leverette has helpful tips on how to train your dog. And Dr. Wayne Zuvers and Doc Halligan discuss the hardships veterinarians are facing. Dr. Phil shares the precautions and tips all pet lovers need to consider.New
Friday, 30 December 2022Bullying in 2022 comes in many forms, and the internet continues to be the most popular way to deliver this toxic and cruel behavior. Bullying is a severe threat to a child’s self-esteem and mental health. Being targeted by a cyberbully can increase the risk of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness, and, most tragically, suicide. But not all bullying is long-term. In fact, the heavy psychological toll this kind of harassment takes can often be swift. Meet Cheryl and Hunter, whose 16-year-old daughter, McKenna, took her own life after being bullied by four girls she thought were her friends. They say that after less than five days of being bullied, McKenna could no longer cope and made the tragic decision to take her own life. The parents say their daughter went to shower on a Saturday evening, and they never saw her alive again.New
Thursday, 29 December 2022It used to be that if you were a child being bullied at school, once you walked over the threshold of your home, there would be a “reprieve” until you walked into school the next day. But times have changed. Teens, tweens, and those even younger are being bullied from every angle because, with the internet and the prevalence of social media, there are always ways to target a victim – oftentimes anonymously. And if a bullied teen does disconnect their devices, bullies can always use old-fashioned, in-person harassment. It seems there's no escape. Meet Antoinette, whose 13-year-old daughter, Muffin, took her own life after being bullied by children at her school. When not in school, Antoinette says they continued the bullying online, creating fake online pages and talking about Muffin’s appearance. On the Saturday morning of Muffin’s death, Antoinette went to the store only to return to every parent’s worst nightmare.New
Wednesday, 28 December 2022Dr. Phil discusses the highly debated issue of whether or not the body positivity movement -- a belief system that embraces bodies of all shapes and sizes -- has gone too far. Since 2020, 36.5% of Americans have been considered overweight and 32.5% obese. Are we doing too much to celebrate the plus-sized? Not according to Lexi and her husband, Will, who say they’ve struggled with their body image their entire lives and have now found freedom in letting go of the need to control their weight and instead accepting themselves the way they are. Dr. Phil also meets YouTube personality John Glaude, who says he once believed in the body positivity movement until it almost killed him. Plus, Dr. Howard Liebowitz discusses the medical realities of being overweight, and nutritionist Kelsey Koehler offers tips to set practical goals for weight loss.New
Tuesday, 27 December 2022Most laws are adopted to keep communities healthy and safe and to reflect and memorialize good public policy. But, even the most well-intentioned laws can backfire and lead to absurd or unjust outcomes. Dr. Phil’s guests share what they consider outrageous miscarriages of justice involving a car accident, a rape, and a murder that ruined lives. Plus, hear from those trying to change the law.New
Monday, 26 December 2022Many American adults have taken, and even sent, nude pictures or videos. But when it comes to taking or sending intimate pictures and videos, you need to tread carefully because there are unscrupulous people -- people you may have once trusted -- who might post them online for all to see. It’s most commonly called “revenge porn,” but it’s more accurately referred to as the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images. More than 26 million people have had their most personal and private images posted online without their consent, often together with their real names and identifying information. It's an epidemic -- and it could happen to you! Two years ago, Katelynn Spencer found out that two videos of her – one she consented to and another she says she had no idea was taken -- had been posted without her consent on a "revenge porn" site for over a decade. She says the effects were devastating. Then, meet Uldouz Wallace and Kayla Laws, who say their images were stolen from them and posted without their consent or knowledge. Charlotte Laws, Kayla's mother, made it her mission to shut down the "revenge porn" site that hosted images of her daughter, also joins the conversation. And, cybersecurity expert James McGibney says when he learned about the most notorious "revenge porn" site of the time, he bought it, shut it down, and rerouted it to his anti-bullying site. He says he now devotes his expertise and energy to helping women get their private, intimate, and stolen images off the internet. Plus, Los Angeles attorney Samuel Dordulian talks about what your legal options are if this happens to you.New
Friday, 23 December 2022In 2014, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard transformed the conversation about medical aid in dying, which allows a terminally ill patient with a prognosis of six months or less to live and is capable of making their own healthcare decisions, to self-administer prescribed medication to die with dignity. At the time, medical aid-in-dying was only authorized in four states, but today, it has been legalized in 10 states and Washington D.C. Additionally, many Americans are choosing to fly internationally to use medical aid-in-dying for non-terminal illnesses. With its growing popularity and more and more legislation being passed, Dr. Phil and his guests discuss dying on your own terms. With only one life, who says you can’t control your end date? And, is it your right to die on your own terms?New
Thursday, 22 December 2022Phishing, vishing, smishing, spear phishing, and whaling, among others, are all forms of social engineering, ways for criminals to exploit your trust, fears, and mistakes to steal your money or confidential information to commit future crimes. Last year, Americans lost over $5.6 billion dollars – and that’s only what was reported. Imagine getting a call from someone claiming to be your grandchild, saying they’re in jail after a horrible car accident and need money for a lawyer – and you’re asked to put $8,000 in a shoe box and give it to a courier who comes to your door. Would you do it? Dr. Phil’s guest Libby says she did. Or, what if you found your dream home online and the person claiming to be the property agent offered you a lease and asked you to wire the money without ever meeting them? Breanna says that’s what she and her family did. Then, meet Kaylee, who says she was scammed by someone pretending to be a Sheriff’s Deputy, and Charlotte, who says she thought she was talking to a customer service agent at her bank only to find out she was scammed out of her savings. Callie and Lara also share their stories of being scammed while trying to find jobs online. Cybersecurity expert James McGibney joins the conversation to explain how these cunning scam artists think and why these scams are so successful. Plus, singer and songwriter Katharine McPhee and her husband, 16-time Grammy Award-winner David Foster, bring some holiday cheer into the studio and perform a song from their new album, Christmas Songs. Hear their favorite holiday memories, and Katherine shares the perfect gift to give this holiday season.New
Wednesday, 21 December 2022If you’re single, chances are you’ll have a fair amount of horror stories when it comes to dating apps, the most common way to date these days. Looking for love on these apps can be addictive -- but it can also be very dangerous. There have been people scammed, sexually assaulted, and others who have had their life threatened after meeting people on these apps. When Jules moved to California, she says she decided to jump on a dating app figuring it would be the easiest way to meet people. However, she says one date, who appeared to be jealous, stole her keys and hid under her bed to spy on her. Holden says he went to his date’s father’s house to play video games but ended up waking up in a bathtub and barely making it out alive. Christine says after her divorce, she thought she met her Prince Charming on a dating app, but he ended up scamming her out of a lot of money. Kelly says she met a man at a bar for her first date, and before she could say bye, he grabbed her, threw her in his car, and sexually assaulted her. Expert Nancy Jo Sales says dating apps are becoming more dangerous. So how can you be careful when finding love? Why have so many become dependent on using dating apps? Dr. Phil uncovers the red flags when it comes to dating apps.New
Tuesday, 20 December 2022Dr. Phil and his panel of experts, including Dr. Dimitri Christakis, Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute, and Former CDC director Robert Redfield, continue their discussion about whether the COVID-19 pandemic was mishandled. How do we close the gap for elementary school children who have 5.53 million years of life hanging in the balance because of disruption of learning? Are we doing enough to fix the damage of the pandemic for children? Do schools need to open year-round now to make up for learning losses? Can we recover – and how? The experts share what each community needs to do and what questions parents need to ask their school district right now.New
Monday, 19 December 2022In this two-part episode, Dr. Phil discusses the handling -- or mishandling -- of the COVID-19 pandemic with top experts from the CDC, medicine, education, and legislation. Should schools have been shut down and remain closed? Was it about politics and power or the safety of children? Dr. Dimitri Christakis, Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute, shares shocking results of learning loss and the impact of school closures and distance learning. Plus, what early assumptions were made during the pandemic that may have been incorrect? Former CDC director Robert Redfield explains what he believes were mistakes early on during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, is the pandemic over? Dr. Phil and the experts discuss what we can expect now.New
Friday, 16 December 2022Teachers have always been held in the highest regard and viewed as role models in the eyes of society. Unfortunately, teachers are now underpaid, overworked, and looking for supplemental income because of today’s economy. More than half of all K-12 teachers in the United States earn income from sources other than their teaching salary. There is a growing trend that allows teachers to make their yearly income in just one month: sex work on subscription social platforms. For some teachers, this has allowed them to live a new “American dream.” Why is it acceptable for teachers to work side jobs in retail – and not through sex work? While activists are currently working to combat sex work stigma, critics believe teachers have a moral obligation to their students. Dr. Phil and his guests discuss a subject once thought of as “taboo” but is now in the headlines for how teachers make ends meet.New
Thursday, 15 December 2022The term “Karen,” a pejorative slang term for an alleged obnoxious, angry, entitled, and perceived racist white woman who uses inherent privilege to get their way or police other people's behaviors, became the most notorious watchword of 2020. It is now 2022, and the term “Karen” is officially a part of our lexicon with no sign of leaving anytime soon. Dr. Phil speaks with Ambrosia, who says she was falsely accused of being a “Karen” when she refused to wear a mask and claimed a UPS store was her place of residence because she had packages delivered there. How did her life change after a video of her went viral? Can good people who do not have any ill intent be racist? Can a person be a “Karen” and not even know it? The controversial documentary Deconstructing Karen has been at the forefront of this issue. The film follows “Race 2 Dinner” co-founders and co-authors of 'White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How To Do Better," Regina Jackson and Saira Rao, who say they challenge white women who say they are not racist to see their innate racism and use the newfound realization to help fight systemic racism in America. Director Patty Ivins-Specht also explains what she learned from working on the documentary. Then, educator Toni says she is sick and tired of the “Karen” trend and it is wrong to label all white women as racists. And, life coach and author of One Decision, Mike Bayer, joins the conversation with his thoughts on choices people make, and alternative behavioral options to being “Karen-ish”. This is a thought-provoking episode you won’t want to miss.New
Wednesday, 14 December 2022Exploring the case of Patty Prewitt, a woman who maintains her innocence after spending decades in prison for the murder of her husband.New
Tuesday, 13 December 2022Today, more than 50,000 people worldwide have elected to receive microchip implants, which allow you to pay with your hand, open your car or house door, store your medical information in case of an emergency and much more – all from your hand. Biohackers, proponents of microchipping, are an underground movement of citizen scientists who use unconventional approaches when experimenting on their own bodies outside of the traditional lab. So, what are the consequences? Anastasia says she’s a cyborg magician, transhumanist, and biohacker who has 47 implants and plans to get more. Through an in-studio demonstration, Anastasia shows Dr. Phil and viewers exactly what some of her microchip implants do. Did she go overboard? Brandon is a healthcare technologist and tech enthusiast who can use one of his hand implants to open his car. Does he plan to get more implants? Amal Graafstra, who is the founder and CEO of VivoKey Technologies, is one of the leading experts in biohacking who says he is fighting the stigma with human microchipping and wants the public to understand the many benefits. Michelle Dennedy, CEO of PrivacyCode and a partner at Privactus Consulting, says she is a critic because of privacy risks. R is another critic who believes human microchipping is dangerous to our health, and it must be stopped. And, Dr. Charles Sophy, author of Family Values, weighs in on the psychological and emotional impacts of microchipping. In this action-packed episode, viewers are left to decide if tech enthusiasts are going too far with implanting chips in their bodies or if human microchipping is the wave of the future.New
Monday, 12 December 2022The killing of four college students in Moscow, Idaho, has horrified the nation and left many wanting answers and justice. On November 13, between 3 – 4 a.m., couple Ethan and Xana, and best friends, Kaylee and Madison, were stabbed to death at their off-campus house. Police say two surviving roommates were asleep on the first floor and didn’t wake up until later that morning. The families are speaking out, saying they are frustrated with the lack of information and answers. Forensic expert, Joseph Scott Morgan; former FBI Special Agent, Jonathan Gilliam; Criminologist, Dr. Casey Jordan; DailyMail Senior Reporter, Caitlyn Becker; and Cyber Sleuth, Lisa Marie, join Dr. Phil to discuss this mysterious case.New
Friday, 9 December 2022The Dr. Phil discussion on real estate bias continues. Dr. Phil talks to Anthony Marguleas, a real estate broker and owner of Amalfi Estates, who claims he has witnessed firsthand property owners who refuse to sell to someone of a different ethnic background. How does he handle these violations? Also, fair housing lawyer and the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky College of Law Robert Schwemm discusses his role in the Long Island Newsday short documentary, Testing The Divide. What does he say were his findings, and how were they pivotal in effecting change in New York State? What should Americans nationwide be aware of? Also, how do these incidents of bias affect victims' psychological and mental health? Dr. Corey Yeager, a psychotherapist for the Detroit Pistons and author of How Am I Doing?, breaks down the mental toll bias takes on black Americans.New
Thursday, 8 December 2022The Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968 to protect people from discrimination while buying a home or seeking a mortgage. After 50 years, black homeowners across the country still suffer from discriminatory practices and bias in the real estate and mortgage lending fields. Thirty-two-year-old Keisha says she knows firsthand about predatory dealings in the real estate industry. In a video that went viral and made news headlines, she says that when her grandfather passed away in 2020, she inherited his home and felt pressured into selling after being bombarded with letters offering to buy the property. Why does she say she fears racial discrimination will affect the actual value of her property? James and Misty say they’ve filed a federal discrimination lawsuit after a local real estate agent allegedly rejected their intention to buy condos based on their race. However, the accused agent denies she racially discriminated against them. Find out what James and Misty’s civil rights attorney and advocate for social justice, Justin Moore, says about his clients’ case. And, meet Chris Murray, an attorney who represented a client wrongfully accused of racial discrimination via “steering.” This thought-provoking episode is one you won’t want to miss.New
Wednesday, 7 December 2022Phishing, vishing, smishing, spear phishing, and whaling, among others, are all forms of social engineering, ways for criminals to exploit your trust, fears, and mistakes to steal your money or confidential information to commit future crimes. Last year, Americans lost over $5.6 billion dollars – and that’s only what was reported. Imagine getting a call from someone claiming to be your grandchild, saying they’re in jail after a horrible car accident and need money for a lawyer – and you’re asked to put $8,000 in a shoe box and give it to a courier who comes to your door. Would you do it? Dr. Phi’s guest Libby says she did. Or, what if you found your dream home online and the person claiming to be the property agent offered you a lease and asked you to wire the money without ever meeting them? Breanna says that’s what she and her family did. Then, meet Kaylee, who says she was scammed by someone pretending to be a Sheriff’s Deputy, and Charlotte, who says she thought she was talking to a customer service agent at her bank only to find out she was scammed out of her savings. Callie and Lara also share their stories of being scammed while trying to find jobs online. Cybersecurity expert James McGibney joins the conversation to explain how these cunning scam artists think and why these scams are so successful. Plus, singer and songwriter Katherine McPhee and her husband, 16-time Grammy Award-winner David Foster, bring some holiday cheer into the studio and perform a song from their new album, Christmas Songs. Hear their favorite holiday memories, and Katherine shares the perfect gift to give this holiday season.New
Tuesday, 6 December 2022Longtime watchdogs of hate speech say there’s nothing new about the kinds of antisemitic comments that rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and others have made recently. But what has struck some experts is how blatant the comments about Jews are at a time when incidents of harassment, vandalism, and violence have been at their highest levels since at least the 1970s. Recently, Jewish community centers throughout Detroit and synagogues in New Jersey were evacuated due to bomb threats, and in Sacramento, the sign in front of a synagogue was set on fire and desecrated with swastikas. Dr. Phil is joined by a panel of guests to discuss recent incidents of antisemitism and solutions.New
Monday, 5 December 2022Wildfires that decimate entire towns, tornados that destroy everything in their path, and hurricanes so powerful they bring a water surge so high that communities are turned into ocean. Imagine being trapped in one of these events, paralyzed with fear, believing you and your family are going to die. Rebuilding your home and the community is a challenge, but overcoming the emotional aftermath can be just as, or more traumatic than, surviving the event itself. Dr. Phil meets Danielle who survived Hurricane Ian as it decimated her community and flooded her home, while she and her two sons with disabilities were trapped inside. Now, Danielle says the trauma she endured during the storm has left her barely living. Then, Athena and her husband, Simon, say their 9-year-old son, Xavier, was never the same after he was pulled from the rubble after a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma tore down his school, leaving him buried alive and killing his classmates. Tragically, just weeks before the fifth anniversary of the tornado, Athena and Simon say Xavier took his own life due to the trauma he endured that day. Dr. Phil also sits down with Xavier’s sisters, Haley and Marissa, who were emotionally affected by the tornado as well.New
Friday, 2 December 2022Have you found yourself fighting with friends over politics? Or, have you gotten mad at your dad for posting his support for the president? Were you surprised you married someone who bought a MAGA hat? Did you unfriend some of your friends on social media because you couldn’t take it anymore? You are not alone! Politics has been taking a toll on relationships since 2016, and sometimes, it has even gotten violent. Many people don’t have the ability to agree to disagree anymore. Rick and Barbara are married -- but she’s a liberal and he's a conservative. When the 2020 election got underway, Barbara says she didn’t know how to talk to her husband after she found out he voted for Trump. And, identical twin sisters Monica and Jessica say they may wear the same outfits and even finish each other's sentences, but politically, they are on opposite sides of the aisle. And, former Republican strategist and co-founder of the Lincoln Project Rick Wilson joins Dr. Phil to help make sense of why America is so polarized. He shares why he left the party and tips on how to communicate with someone who may not share your opinions.New
Thursday, 1 December 2022There are a number of disturbing pet trends today -- including pet theft, dog attacks, and pandemic pet regrets. Guest Amanda says she was robbed and pistol-whipped in her home while two men were stealing her beloved Frenchie. Another guest named Amanda says she was seriously injured and her dog was killed when a pit bull and an Akita attacked them during a walk. Jarrod shares his pandemic pet regret, joining the 54% of dog owners who say they've had regrets about getting a dog. Dog trainer Jas has helpful tips on how to train your dog. And Dr. Wayne Zuvers and Doc Halligan discuss the hardships veterinarians are facing. Dr. Phil shares the precautions and tips all pet lovers need to consider.New
Wednesday, 30 November 2022Why would anyone ever join a cult? Well, more people than you think have joined what some call a “cult like” environment without realizing it. People “follow the leader,” the loudest voice or biggest trend, and soon enough, their whole life revolves around this new trainer, diet, and lifestyle. From fitness classes with “God-like” instructors to trendy side hustles that are all over social media – you might not realize that these companies and people are using “cult-like” tactics to lure you in and take your money, your time, and your loyalty. Cult deprogrammer and specialist Rick Alan Ross shares what elements make up a dangerous and destructive cult. Natalia and Monica share their stories about being a part of different “cult-like” environments in the fitness world and working in multi-level marketing companies. And, Sarah claims that she joined what she thought was a yoga and meditation studio but instead was a front for a dangerous group. Why did Sarah stay for nine years -- and how did she get out?New
Tuesday, 29 November 2022Are children the future? It depends on whom you ask. Parenthood has increasingly become a topic of conversation as more and more people are deciding not to have children. All across social media, people are celebrating “child-free” living and some think the human population should just become extinct altogether. There is a fierce and controversial argument about the environmental, economic, and racial concerns of having or not having children. Will having children make the world a better place? Dr. Phil discusses whether it’s “smart” to procreate with pronatalists, those who encourage people to have children, and anti-natalists, those who believe it is morally/ethically wrong or unjustifiable for people to have children. Plus, Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, shares how to take control of your diabetes risk. Dr. Whyte says every year, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and this is a serious issue. Tune in today.New
Monday, 28 November 2022Dr. Phil talks with guests who have different opinions about tipping or giving gratuity for various services, such as a haircut, a manicure, or dinner at a restaurant. Walter admits he never tips and is completely against the entire tipping system. Jackson and Theresa, who have been working as servers, both say they believe in tipping others for a job well done. In fact, Jackson says he can even spot a bad tipper! Dr. Phil puts him to the test just to see how accurate his skills are. Then, meet Naam and Bryce who both say that modern tipping in this country has become way too aggressive. And, Etiquette Expert and Founder and CEO of Beverly Hills Manners Lisa Gashé gives Dr. Phil and his guests her views on tipping.New
Friday, 25 November 2022California reportedly holds more than half of all unsheltered homeless people in the United States and the highest number of homeless encampments. Clusters of tent cities line almost every block. Beach paths, parks, underpasses and street dividers look like “Skid Row.” California’s problem is reflective of a growing national crisis, and now, major cities across the U.S. are taking aim at the issue by passing new laws that restrict where the homeless can camp. But, these new measures are sparking a heated debate. Dr. Phil is joined by a councilman who claims he has the solutions, as well as the Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. Plus, go inside some of Los Angeles’ most dangerous encampments, and hear from a homeless woman who says there is hope.New
Thursday, 24 November 2022An umpire gets punched in the face by an upset mother, a worker gets a drink thrown in her face over a 25-cent overcharge on cheese fries, a customer rips a cash register off the counter after an order was made incorrectly, and a man gets so angry on the road while driving that he ends up dead. It sometimes feels like it has gotten too dangerous to leave the house because people’s fuses are so short. What has happened to America? Why do people feel that they can do anything to anyone these days, that rules just don’t apply to them, and/or if they don’t like something, they have the right to intimidate, verbally abuse or even physically assault you? Dr. Phil speaks with people who have experienced firsthand when someone blows their fuse.New
Wednesday, 23 November 2022The conversation about the rise in mental health issues among young people continues. Dr. Phil speaks with 22-year-old Emma, who says she was a cheerleader and “picture-perfect American girl” who appeared happy on the outside but was secretly struggling with severe anxiety and depression, which led her to make a near-fatal decision that changed her life forever. Ross Szabo, the wellness director at Geffen Academy at UCLA, the CEO of the Human Power Project, and co-author with Melanie Hall of Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health, says he has ideas to implement more mental health education in schools. And, Massachusetts's Congressman Seth Moulton shares his latest project: the new 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Americans experiencing a mental health crisis or who are concerned about the mental health of a loved one are now able to dial 9-8-8 and get rapid, free, trained and confidential help from a network of 200+ local crisis centers nationwide.New
Tuesday, 22 November 2022The Surgeon General’s Advisory stated, before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health challenges were the leading cause of disability and poor life outcomes in young people. The pandemic shutdown further exacerbated the mental challenges, and youth mental health is trending in the wrong direction across the country. Why is this happening? How do parents and schools play a role? Some experts believe young people were never taught how to fend for themselves because they were raised in a bubble by “concierge parents“ who protected them from learning about life and developing resiliency. Twenty-four-year-old Gracelyn says she describes her childhood just that way. She admits she was overprotected in some ways growing up, which she believes led to struggles with anxiety and depression for the past six years. What does she reveal for the first time? Also, parents of teens with mental health struggles talk about their frustrations. This is a life-saving episode you won’t want to miss.New
Monday, 21 November 2022On October 20, 2022, Dr. James Heaps, an obstetrician-gynecologist and oncologist at UCLA, was found guilty of five counts related to sexual assault and misconduct against some of his patients. Since his arrest in 2019, hundreds of alleged victims have come forward, claiming they were sexually assaulted during one or more of their wellness examinations with Dr. Heaps. However, Dr. Heaps continues to maintain his innocence. Today, four of his victims – Melanie, Ellen, Nicole, and Gaby – speak out and share their stories of the horrific abuse they claim they endured. Their attorneys, Darren Kavinoky and Jennifer McGrath, say things need to change now to hold predators and the large institutions who employ them accountable.New
Friday, 18 November 2022Millions of people have had their most personal and private images posted online without their consent, often with their real names and identifying information; a mother works to shut down a revenge porn site that hosted her daughter's stolen images.New
Thursday, 17 November 2022What may have made Jeffrey Dahmer a serial killer; chilling home videos of him as a little boy may show an innocent child before he became evil, or the signs may have been already there; his parents reveal the red flags they say they missed.New
Wednesday, 16 November 2022Victims and survivors of Jeffrey Dahmer say they want people to see him for who he really was -- not the glamorized TV version; a never-before-aired interview with Dahmer's father and stepmother sheds light on the monster behind the man.New
Tuesday, 15 November 2022Angry family members of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims say Netflix's "Dahmer -- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" re-traumatized them and romanticized the notorious serial killer; two men say they were tortured and terrorized by Dahmer and survived.New
Monday, 14 November 2022The coupon queen tells exactly how to get necessities for nearly nothing and explains shrinkflation; a food prepper tells how to prepare for shortages and save big on food; a young economist reassures people that inflation is temporary.New
Friday, 11 November 2022Eleven-year-old Khloie, a young survivor of the Uvalde Elementary School shooting, remembers her best friend, Amerie, and the classmates and teachers she lost on that fatal day. Christine, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, gives insight to Khloie and her parents, Jamie and Ruben, on what helped her get through the darkest days she faced after the shooting at her high school that took the lives of her friends and teachers. And, Tony, a father who lost his 14-year-old daughter, Gina, in the Parkland shooting, shares with Angel and Kimberly, whose 10-year-old daughter, Amerie, was killed in the Uvalde shooting, his four-and-a-half-year journey with grief after losing his daughter.New
Thursday, 10 November 2022Two families, one tragedy, two different outcomes. On May 24, 2022, a gunman entered Uvalde Elementary School and took the lives of 19 students and two teachers. Parents Kimberly and Angel reflect back on that day when they lost their 10-year-old daughter, Amerie. Kimberly was with her daughter at the school just one hour before the gunman entered the building and says she asks herself why she wasn’t there to protect her daughter. Amerie’s best friend, Khloie, was in the classroom when the gunman entered their room. She says she was holding hands with Amerie right before she left her hiding spot to call 911 for help and was killed by the gunman. Khloie’s parents, Jamie and Ruben, reveal what she told them happened inside her classroom during the 77 minutes as she, her classmates, and teachers waited helplessly for someone to save them.New
Wednesday, 9 November 2022Have you ever been told by a doctor that your symptoms are all in your head? When a doctor dismisses a patient’s health concerns as nothing more than the product of their imagination, some call it medical gaslighting. Dr. Phil meets several women who claim doctors didn’t take them seriously, which led to major health problems. Philecia was 29 when she says her life came crashing down after an undiagnosed lump turned into stage 4 breast cancer. Then, a woman says she saw 30 different doctors within five years for migraines before she finally got a diagnosis. And, how did a 27-year-old woman go from a competitive runner to using a wheelchair and needing open heart surgery? Dr. Phil gives life-saving tips on how to be taken seriously at the doctor’s office.New
Tuesday, 8 November 2022Even the most well-intentioned laws can backfire and lead to absurd or unjust outcomes; guests share what they consider outrageous miscarriages of justice involving a car accident, a rape, and a murder that ruined lives; those trying to change lawsNew
Monday, 7 November 2022Next time you step out your front door, beware! Nowadays, people have no shame recording absolute strangers in public and posting the videos online for social media users to gawk at. From catching Karens in the act and filming unbecoming behavior in parks, stores, and on planes to recording innocent strangers and mocking their appearances and/or medical conditions, nothing -- and no one -- seems to be off limits. Should someone be able to film you in public without your consent and post it online? Some say absolutely; everyone who behaves badly is fair game and sharing their behavior online is about accountability and justice. They don’t care about the repercussions the person may face after their behavior has been exposed. Others believe recording strangers in public is more about getting attention on social media and that even in public, people should have a semblance of privacy. Dr. Phil meets Jasmine, who claims she recorded and posted a video of a confrontation she had with an angry woman at a restaurant to get justice and force accountability. The woman in Jasmine’s video was identified online by a man known as ThatDaneshGuy, who says identifying people in these videos is a way to help people get justice -- but does it do more harm than good? Criminal defense attorney Vikas Bajaj says these videos should not be posted online because they are often out of context. And, Lilly says she found out she was the subject of a cruel video post that someone had secretly filmed of her while sitting on a train in New York City. Lastly, is recording someone in public and posting it online legal? Dr. Phil speaks with attorney Mitra Ahouraian to discuss what rights people have in public.New
Friday, 4 November 2022America is very divided -- wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, get vaxxed, don’t vax, fund the police, defund the police, inflation or deflation, the election was rigged, no it wasn’t! And, now, it seems we are living in two different worlds, and a perfect storm is brewing. Is America ready for an intervention? People feel more angry, isolated, and victimized than at any time in recent history, and politicians seem to be using a war of words that just keep stoking the fire. America’s best-known and most respected political strategist and pollster, Dr. Frank Luntz, joins Dr. Phil to show us the words to use and which to lose when it comes to having a conversation with someone who doesn’t share your beliefs.New
Thursday, 3 November 2022Liz Gomes says she was brutally beaten by a homeless ex-con in a horrific attack caught on video. Her alleged attacker has spent time in prison for attempted murder and assault in the past, and Liz and her partner, Clement, say they want to know why this man was out on the streets to strike again. Liz and Clement say they question whether their elected officials will do anything about the surge of violence in their city. Don’t miss the surprise Clement has for Liz that brings tears of joy to the audience. Next, meet Marcus Arbery. Almost three years ago, his 25-year-old son, Ahmaud, went jogging in a Georgia neighborhood and was shot to death after being chased by a trio of white men. Marcus says he’s on a mission to fight in his son’s name to get more people to understand why their vote counts. Plus, civil rights attorney Barbara Arnwine makes a stop off her votercade to get everyone excited about the midterms. And, the CEO of Vote.org, Andrea Hailey, shows Dr. Phil how easy it is to register to vote.New
Wednesday, 2 November 2022Nowadays, parents post about their children on social media platforms more than ever. “Sharenting” is the term used to describe parents publicizing sensitive content or oversharing their children on the internet. Proponents feel sharing their family is an expression of parental pride and argue that critics take their posts out of context. Critics say oversharing is an invasion of children’s privacy, dangerous, and harmful to the relationship between parent and child. Dr. Phil speaks with the Furrha family, a popular social media family with roughly 16 million followers, as well as experts and parents, to discuss online sharing and what parents should consider before posting.New
Tuesday, 1 November 2022Sadly, interest in becoming a teacher or remaining a teacher is reportedly the worst in our nation’s history. Dr. Phil tackles the teacher shortage, the “Great Resignation” of teachers, low student standards, teacher frustrations, and new laws in states like Arizona to put teachers with non-traditional backgrounds in classrooms. Other states are pushing universities to expedite teacher certifications, and some districts are hiring student teachers who are still enrolled in college to be full-time first-year teachers. Dr. Phil and his panel of guests also discuss possible solutions to the country’s falling student performance in math, science and reading according to OECD’s PISA 2018 international world ranking of developed nations.New
Monday, 31 October 2022Dr. Phil continues his series on how to survive inflation. Today, financial experts share money-saving and money-making tips to help you learn how to take control of your finances during inflation. Plus, find out the best ways to use money to make money, savings hacks, freebie secrets, and get advice on how to set up the next generation for financial success.New
Friday, 28 October 2022Some believe there is a growing trend, particularly among younger women, to dress more revealingly than ever before, leaving many women concerned that showing more skin and wearing less in public has become socially acceptable and normalized. These detractors claim women are choosing provocative wardrobe choices for the wrong reasons: to attract men and online followers. However, women who are choosing to wear the clothing in question claim they should have the freedom to wear what they want and shouldn’t be “slut shamed” or forced to censor their wardrobe. They claim women who have a problem with it are from an older generation with an even older sense of fashion and style. Nicole, a social media fashion influencer and wardrobe stylist, says showing more skin is all about female empowerment. Radio show host Andrea Kaye and Kent University Associate Professor Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau weigh in, explaining why they disagree and believe dressing in a revealing way is not actually empowering to women at all. Plus, Dr. Phil meets Nicole, who claims she was denied entry at Disneyworld due to her outfit. She says when she posted a video of her story online, she was “slut shamed” and even received death threats because of her outfit. Dr. Phil also speaks with Marie, a mother who says she is concerned about her 19-year-old daughter’s safety due to what she wears. Are people just asking for more modesty, or is this another case of telling someone else how to live their life?New
Thursday, 27 October 2022If you’re single, chances are you’ll have a fair amount of horror stories when it comes to dating apps, the most common way to date these days. Looking for love on these apps can be addictive -- but it can also be very dangerous. There have been people scammed, sexually assaulted, and others who have had their life threatened after meeting people on these apps. When Jules moved to California, she says she decided to jump on a dating app figuring it would be the easiest way to meet people. However, she says one date, who appeared to be jealous, stole her keys and hid under her bed to spy on her. Holden says he went to his date’s father’s house to play video games but ended up waking up in a bathtub and barely making it out alive. Christine says after her divorce, she thought she met her Prince Charming on a dating app, but he ended up scamming her out of a lot of money. Kelly says she met a man at a bar for her first date, and before she could say bye, he grabbed her, threw her in his car, and sexually assaulted her. Expert Nancy Jo Sales says dating apps are becoming more dangerous. So how can you be careful when finding love? Why have so many become dependent on using dating apps? Dr. Phil uncovers the red flags when it comes to dating apps.New
Wednesday, 26 October 2022There is a raging national debate between people who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice. Nancy Davis is one of the women caught in the crossfire of the abortion debate since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Nancy says she was about 10 weeks pregnant when the fetus she was carrying was diagnosed with acrania, a fatal condition where the fetus’ skull does not form inside the womb. She claims she tried to have an abortion, but doctors denied her, saying she’d have to carry the baby to bury it because, in her home state of Louisiana, abortions are banned. Dr. Phil speaks with pro-choice advocate and President of the National Organization for Women, Christian Nunes, and Lila Rose, pro-life activist and president/founder of Live Action, a non-profit anti-abortion organization. The debate gets heated with several audience members from both sides arguing over when they believe life begins, including civil rights attorney Ben Crump, Jess Meeth from Democrats for Life, Louisiana Senator Katerina Jackson, and Susan Swift from The Right to Life League.New
Tuesday, 25 October 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation about “sextortion,” a serious crime that occurs when someone manipulates you into sending a compromising image and threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don’t provide them more images, sexual favors, or money. These relentless and remorseless predators are targeting children as young as 5 years old, and it’s not only happening to girls; boys are also victims as well. Mary and Darren say their son, Riley, died by suicide after being sextorted when he was 15. Pauline says her 17-year-old son, Ryan, sent a perpetrator, who he thought was a girl his age, a photo, and that’s when the blackmailing began. Pauline says after only eight hours, Ryan tragically took his own life. Pauline says she now works with Angelie Donzanti, Crime and Intelligence Analyst for the San Jose Police Department, who runs the Vigilant Parent Initiative, a hands-on learning program that gives parents and educators a deeper dive into the current trending apps. Plus, Sergeant Sean Pierce, Commander of the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, says there’s no difference between giving your child unlimited access to the internet and leaving your child home alone with the front door open.New
Monday, 24 October 2022Sextortion, when someone blackmails you into providing them money, images of a sexual nature, or sexual favors by threatening to release your graphic information, videos, and/or pictures, is real and is not only happening to adults. College students and young kids from kindergarten to teens in high school are also becoming victims. Parents, this is a wake-up call because, in some of these cases, the results are fatal. Kaylee says she was a victim of sextortion from 12-16 years old. She says her sextortionists groomed her by pretending to be her friends online. Kaylee’s mother, Angela, says she only found out when the FBI showed up at her door when Kaylee was 19. Sierra, Kaylee’s best friend, says she was also groomed by the same men as Kaylee, but neither of them knew about the other until years later. Then, meet Carol whose 15-year-old daughter, Amanda, was sextorted and tragically took her own life. Sergeant Sean Pierce, Commander of the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Angelie Donzanti, Crime and Intelligence Analyst with the San Jose Police Department, join the conversation and reveal what to look for and what not to post online.New
Friday, 21 October 2022Marijuana, weed, pot, cannabis -- no matter what you call it -- it’s been hotly debated whether it’s safe to use or if legalization is doing more harm than good. The number of Americans using marijuana is at a record high, so it appears that using pot is getting a pass! But, many experts and concerned citizens insist marijuana is dangerous and that it should not be legal. Dr. Phil mediates a heated discussion between people on both sides of this issue, including retired police officer Major Neill Franklin, marijuana policy maker Karen O’Keefe, and dispensary insiders Bre and Char, who insist legalization is keeping children and communities safe. On the other side are anti-legalization activist Dr. Kevin Sabet, as well as ER physician Dr. Roneet Lev, who claims to see the effects of marijuana in her hospital every day. Plus, Laura Stack claims she lost her teenage son due to the legalization of marijuana. Will Laura’s story change the opinions of those in favor of legalization? And, you don’t want to miss the emotional moment when multiple members of the audience join the discussion over this divided issue.New
Thursday, 20 October 2022There are shortages of everything from flights and airplane pilots to teachers, baby formula, certain foods, workers, and more. Dr. Phil discusses how shortages are affecting us and how we can overcome these hard times. The Points Guy, Brian Kelly, gives tips on how to travel, get cash back, and go on a dream vacation -- or have extra money to pay your bills -- by using points. Economist Dr. Victor Claar explains the shortages our country is facing and how we can make things a little easier at home.New
Wednesday, 19 October 2022In March 2022, Florida Governor Ron Desantis passed the “Parents Rights in Education” law, preventing the discussion of sexuality or gender identity in kindergarten through third grades in Florida and requiring parents to be part of teacher and student meetings. Advocates say this law protects the rights of the parent. But critics nicknamed the law “Don’t Say Gay” and claim it turns back the clock on equality. Tiffany Justice and Tina Descovich, co-founders of Moms of Liberty, say every parent deserves a seat at the table to make sure that certain inappropriate content is not discussed. Candice Jackson, an attorney and mother who worked for the Department of Education under President Trump, says it’s our First Amendment right not to call someone by their preferred pronouns. However, Nadine Smith, executive director for Equality for Florida, says children need full transparency in their curriculum. Dave and Hannah Edwards are educators who say they pulled their trans daughter out of a public school after the school failed to teach transgender education in kindergarten. And, hear from Representative Joe Harding, who sponsored Governor DeSantis’ Parents Rights in Education bill. Professor Jody Armour from the USC Gould School of Law then speaks from his heart when he suggests we all work on having better communication and giving each other more grace.New
Tuesday, 18 October 2022Bullying in 2022 comes in many forms, and the internet continues to be the most popular way to deliver this toxic and cruel behavior. Bullying is a severe threat to a child’s self-esteem and mental health. Being targeted by a cyberbully can increase the risk of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness, and, most tragically, suicide. But not all bullying is long-term. In fact, the heavy psychological toll this kind of harassment takes can often be swift. Meet Cheryl and Hunter, whose 16-year-old daughter, McKenna, took her own life after being bullied by four girls she thought were her friends. They say that after less than five days of being bullied, McKenna could no longer cope and made the tragic decision to take her own life. The parents say their daughter went to shower on a Saturday evening, and they never saw her alive again.New
Monday, 17 October 2022It used to be that if you were a child being bullied at school, once you walked over the threshold of your home, there would be a “reprieve” until you walked into school the next day. But times have changed. Teens, tweens, and those even younger are being bullied from every angle because, with the internet and the prevalence of social media, there are always ways to target a victim – oftentimes anonymously. And if a bullied teen does disconnect their devices, bullies can always use old-fashioned, in-person harassment. It seems there's no escape. Meet Antoinette, whose 13-year-old daughter, Muffin, took her own life after being bullied by children at her school. When not in school, Antoinette says they continued the bullying online, creating fake online pages and talking about Muffin’s appearance. On the Saturday morning of Muffin’s death, Antoinette went to the store only to return to every parent’s worst nightmare.New
Friday, 14 October 2022As a whole, Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 -1964, believe they have worked hard, sacrificed, and paid their dues – and that the younger generation is entitled and sits on social media all day, expecting to get everything handed to them. However, Gen Z, those born between 1997 – 2012, blame Baby Boomers for the current state of the environment and the economy. Since 2019, the hashtag #okboomer has been used 3.7 B times on TikTok to describe a Baby Boomer being “out of touch.” Is Gen Z really being coddled, whereas Boomers “pulled themselves up by their bootstraps”? And, how is that affecting their mental health? Dr. Phil discusses these generational differences -- societal values, work ethic, use of technology -- and if these two generations, 50 years apart, are really that different, after all.New
Thursday, 13 October 2022In 2014, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard transformed the conversation about medical-aid-in-dying, which allows a terminally ill patient with a prognosis of six months or less to live and is capable of making their own healthcare decisions, to self-administer prescribed medication to die with dignity. At the time, medical aid-in-dying was only authorized in four states, but today, it has been legalized in 10 states and Washington D.C. Additionally, many Americans are choosing to fly internationally to use medical aid-in-dying for non-terminal illnesses. With its growing popularity and more and more legislation being passed, Dr. Phil and his guests discuss dying on your own terms. With only one life, who says you can’t control your end date? And, is it your right to die on your own terms?New
Wednesday, 12 October 2022Dr. Phil discusses harm reduction, the concept of treating drug abuse like a medical issue and providing addicts with paraphernalia, such as clean needles in a safe space, and free housing regardless of whether or not they test positive for drugs. Michael Shellenberger, author of San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities, says he believes that America’s approach to drug abuse, crime, and homelessness has gotten too soft. Los Angeles resident Marcy Jo Anderson agrees with Shellenberger, saying that in L.A., open drug use and homelessness have gotten out of control. On the other side of the debate is California State Senator Scott Weiner, who wrote Senate Bill 57. The bill would have legalized safe consumption sites in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, but was vetoed by Governor Newsom in August 2022. Weiner says he was extremely disappointed that the veto blocked life-saving legislation. Maia Szalavitz, author of Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction in the Future of Addiction, is a recovering heroin and cocaine user who says harm reduction saved her life. Szalavitz says although harm reduction is not a cure for addiction, it can keep people alive until they can recover.New
Tuesday, 11 October 2022The “self-censorship” debate continues. Meet Alejandro, a student who claims administrators at his community college violated his free speech rights. He says when he and members of the club Young Americans for Freedom posted flyers on campus, they were censored. Then, which public figures are fighting back against cancel culture? And, Dr. Phil takes a closer look at a list of terms that are now allegedly off limits. What words are on that list? Tune in to find out.New
Monday, 10 October 2022Some believe self-censorship is a big problem today, particularly in light of the idea that someone can be "canceled" for their words -- blocked from having a prominent public platform or career for sharing their opinion. Dr. Phil interviews Nate, a former Idaho police officer, who claims he was fired after making a TikTok video about NBA superstar LeBron James that went viral and has been viewed over 4 million times. Nate explains how the fallout from the video affected him and his family, too. Dr. Phil also speaks with conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren, who says she recently had to be protected by state police from student protestors at the University of New Mexico. Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, says he believes Americans have lost the ability to discuss their differences rationally. And, Dr. Shaun Harper, founder and Executive Director of the USC Race and Equity Center, says he is firmly against hate speech and feels people need to be more mindful about the effects of their words.New
Friday, 7 October 2022Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete with those of the gender they identify with or must they only compete with athletes who share the gender they were assigned at birth? Are laws that ban transgender women from participating in women's sports fair? LGBTQ+ activists have described criteria limiting transgender athlete involvement in gendered sports as "discriminatory.” Lia Thomas made headline news and stirred debate when she competed in swimming nationals as a transgender woman. Dr. Phil, along with Layne Ingram, a transgender man and basketball coach, and Olympic swimmer Nancy Hogshead-Makar, an advocate for girls and women in sports and CEO of Champion Women, discuss what they believe is right and fair. Then, Riley Gaines, who competed against Lia Thomas, gives her perspective on how she felt after their race. The big question is: what does the science say? Harvard professor Dr. Carole Hooven breaks it down.New
Thursday, 6 October 2022We’ve all heard of children being bullied in the schoolyard and teens being bullied online. But did you know that 48.6 million adults have been bullied as adults -- by adults -- at work? The bullying, which can take many forms, including exclusion from professional activities, verbal attacks, isolation, rumors, and humiliation, is often hard to prove and difficult to report, and there are few laws protecting against it. Meet a woman who claims that, after years of workplace bullying, she finally chose her physical and mental well-being over being able to pay her mortgage, so she quit her job. Then, another woman says, “The most cold, calculating, and unexpected villain a woman will ever come face to face with at work is another woman.” And, meet a man who claims that his workplace bully led him to contemplate taking his own life. Find out what stopped him. Plus, hear from a woman who alleges she was bullied when she worked for a multinational financial services company. By the end of this episode, you will be able to identify if you are being bullied at work and will learn what you can do about it, how to move on and overcome the psychological trauma, and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again.New
Wednesday, 5 October 2022Dr. Phil discusses the highly debated issue of whether or not the body positivity movement -- a belief system that embraces bodies of all shapes and sizes -- has gone too far. Since 2020, 36.5% of Americans have been considered overweight and 32.5% obese. Are we doing too much to celebrate the plus-sized? Not according to Lexi and her husband, Will, who say they’ve struggled with their body image their entire lives and have now found freedom in letting go of the need to control their weight and instead accepting themselves the way they are. Dr. Phil also meets YouTube personality John Glaude, who says he once believed in the body positivity movement until it almost killed him. Plus, Dr. Howard Liebowitz discusses the medical realities of being overweight, and nutritionist Kelsey Koehler offers tips to set practical goals for weight loss.New
Tuesday, 4 October 2022As Americans begin to emerge after two-and-a-half years of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, the real toll of the decisions made by the government and politicians is starting to show in children, teens, and families across the nation. One mother says the closure of schools during the pandemic caused her daughter’s behavior to wreak havoc in their home as she struggled with online distance learning. A couple claims financial hardships took a toll on their family and caused an even further divide in their parenting decisions and relationship. And, a college freshman says she felt completely unprepared for her first year of school. Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy joins Dr. Phil to help these people reclaim their relationships with tools from his new book, “Family Values.”New
Monday, 3 October 2022Dr. Phil sits down with Amy Hall, who explains how she and her husband, Allen, were blindsided when their 16-year-old son, Jed, vanished from their home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in January 2018. Amy and Allen say they worked with the police and detectives to find Jed and finally accepted help from volunteers Jared Leisek and Doug Bishop from Adventure with Purpose, a search and recovery dive team who has helped to solve cold cases across the country. Dr. Phil sends a crew to Idaho Falls to follow the mystery of what happened to Jed. Then, retired law enforcement officer Frank Powell shares how regular citizens can help become volunteers to find missing people. And, past guest Mike Knabel, who along with his family has been searching for his daughter Andrea Knabel since she disappeared in August 2019, gives an update.New
Friday, 30 September 2022Cultural appropriation, to many, means people with a privileged status taking cultural identity markers without permission or without acknowledgment from members of a minority community. This can include language, art, music, literature, clothing, food, beauty standards/traditions, social norms, customs, and values. So, does that mean that a Caucasian person can never own a Chinese restaurant? Can a Latino wear braids or locks? Should children never wear Halloween costumes that depict another culture, ethnicity or race? When does admiration turn into appropriation, and is the argument against appropriation just? Does the anti-appropriation movement ever turn into a form of racism? Meet a young woman who says she received death threats for wearing a dress from another culture, a woman who says she was called out for cosplaying a Japanese anime character, and a woman who says people need to stop stealing other cultures' foods and calling them their own. Dr. Neal Lester, foundation professor of English at Arizona State University, Brittany Collins, influencer and business owner, and Amala Ekpunobi, PragerU personality and host of the podcast Unapologetic LIVE, join Dr. Phil for a passionate debate.New
Thursday, 29 September 2022Refusing to answer an email or call after working hours, not doing a work assignment you felt wasn’t in your job description, and insisting that if your employer wants you to go above and beyond, they need to pay you for it. Does that sound ridiculous? Quiet quitting, the idea that employees only do what is in their job description, between the hours they were hired to do it, and nothing more has become more than a viral social media hashtag; it has become a movement by employees of all ages. Dr. Phil speaks with an employment and labor attorney who says quiet quitting makes perfect sense, because if employers want employees to work extra, then they need to pay them extra. Then, hear from a young man who says he is currently quiet quitting. Why does he say he won’t put in extra effort without being paid for it? Plus, business owners say quiet quitters are just a bunch of slackers, undependable employees hiding behind a cute hashtag to make lazy sound better. And, Dr. Phil takes viewers behind the scenes of the new show, So Help Me Todd, starring Academy Award-winner Marcia Gay Harden and the star of pitch perfect, Skylar Aston.New
Wednesday, 28 September 2022Fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid, is plaguing the country and killing some of the most vulnerable people: children and young adults. Not only are counterfeit prescription pills routinely laced with Fentanyl, but so are street drugs like cocaine and marijuana, which is killing people in masses. Feliz shares the tragic story of losing her sister, Karina, to a mass fentanyl poisoning that killed her and four other adults. Also, John, a father, says he watched both his sons overdose in his home after taking what they thought was Oxycodone but instead was a counterfeit pill laced with fentanyl. One of his sons survived and shares what happened on that fatal night.New
Tuesday, 27 September 2022You’ve seen the headlines about student athletes being accused of sexual assaults and other egregious acts -- but are athletes being supported and protected by universities? Dr. Phil meets two women who claim they were sexually assaulted by college athletes and say there is a big double standard when it comes to athletes accused versus typical students. Bailey claims she was sexually assaulted by three basketball players but claims they were protected by the university. Then, Teresa says she knows firsthand the double standard when it comes to athletic preferential treatment because, even though the person who assaulted her was convicted, served time, and had to register as a sex offender, he was allowed to return to the field and was hailed as a star for another university. Plus, when an attorney claims athletes are the victims and their notoriety makes them easy targets for false accusations, he sparks an emotional debate.New
Monday, 26 September 2022When it comes to children and sports, many believe there is a huge problem with entitled athletes. Are athletes being coached to believe they are individually more important than their teams and that the rules simply don’t apply to them? Dr. Phil sits down with parents, athletes, coaches, and students who all say yes – but they strongly disagree about who is to blame. A coach claims parents are to blame due to modeling outrageous and entitled behavior. However, the sports parents in Dr. Phil’s audience push back, claiming coaches need to stop blaming them and start blaming themselves. Then, meet a referee who wrote an emotional email to parents informing them he was quitting due to their sideline behavior. And, a former all-American quarterback talks about the dark side of college sports. Plus, ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne reveals some of what she has uncovered.New
Friday, 23 September 2022President Biden recently announced a three-part plan to provide more breathing room to America’s working families as they continue to recover from the strains associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan offers targeted debt relief as part of a comprehensive effort to address the burden of growing college costs and make the student loan system more manageable for working families. The Education Department has indicated that around 8 million federal student loan borrowers who already have their income information on file with the Department will be eligible for automatic student loan forgiveness. However, this announcement kicked off a nationwide debate. Supporters praised the act as a landmark move to wipe out millions of student loan debt, while critics say the plan will increase inflation and does not address the underlying problem of soaring higher-education costs. Dr. Phil speaks with people on both sides of this issue. Inez Stepman, senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), says it’s not fair for taxpayers to be stuck paying someone else’s debt. Economic Physiologist and Professor Charlie Eaton says loan cancellation will be life-changing for low/moderate income students. Neal McCluskey, director of CATO Institute, Mark Kantrowitz, policy expert, Holly Taylor, an attorney whose video of her student loan outrage went viral, and James Cowart, a college graduate who says he will benefit from Biden’s student loan plan, weigh in on the debate. Is Biden’s plan raising living standards or adding fuel to inflation? Helping lower-income Americans or supporting the rich? You won’t want to miss this episode!New
Thursday, 22 September 2022An umpire gets sucker punched in the face by an upset mother, a worker gets a drink thrown in her face over a 25-cent overcharge on cheese fries, a customer rips a cash register off the counter after an order was made incorrectly, and a man gets so angry on the road while driving that he ends up dead. It sometimes feels like it has gotten too dangerous to leave the house because people’s fuses are so short. What has happened to America? Why do people feel that they can do anything to anyone these days, that rules just don’t apply to them, and/or if they don’t like something, they have the right to intimidate, verbally abuse or even physically assault you? Dr. Phil speaks with people who have experienced firsthand when someone blows their fuse.New
Wednesday, 21 September 2022During National Hazing Prevention Week, Dr. Phil takes you inside a fraternity hazing trial that made national headlines. Two former Bowling Green State University fraternity brothers have been sentenced for their part in the alcohol poisoning death of 20-year-old student Stone Foltz. Since this tragedy, Foltz has become one of the most prominent faces of this national epidemic. He was in his final days of pledging Pi Kappa Alpha when prosecutors say he and other underage pledges were encouraged to drink an entire bottle of liquor in order to be initiated into the brotherhood. Meet Foltz’s family and hear about the sentencing. Do they believe the punishment fits the crime? Plus, hear chilling testimony from Foltz’s fellow pledges and his girlfriend that give insight into his deadly initiation night.New
Tuesday, 20 September 2022Sending a child off to college can be bittersweet, mixed with tears, fears, excitement, hopes and dreams. All over the country right now, thousands of freshman students are going from home life to Greek life. For young women, sorority rush often means a lot of dressing up -- but for young men, pledging a fraternity can mean a lot of drinking. So much so that over the last 20 years, more than 60 young men have died from alcohol poisoning as a result. Dr. Phil delves into the dangerous fraternity rituals putting young men at risk. One of these young men, Danny Santulli, was at a fraternity pledging event at the University of Missouri in October 2021. By the end of the evening, Danny was in the hospital with a blood alcohol content six times the legal limit. He survived, but is no longer the Danny that everyone knew. He suffered severe brain damage, lost his eyesight, can no longer speak, feed himself or walk, and spends his days in a wheelchair being cared for by his family. Hear what happened the night everything went tragically wrong and see the shocking surveillance video. Plus, Danny’s family shares a glimpse into the aftermath of this tragic incident and how difficult life is day to day.New
Monday, 19 September 2022If you’re anxious because every trip to the grocery store and gas station cuts deeper into your budget, you are not alone. At 9.1 percent, inflation is at a 40-year high. With less supply and more demand for so many products, two-thirds of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and are outraged over prices. To help, Dr. Phil is starting a series on how to survive inflation. Learn credit card tips, grocery ideas, and coupon tricks that could save you thousands! Today, Harvard-trained economist and Chief Economist of Instawork Dan Altman explains what is happening with the economy. Then, get budget tips from Jordan Page, a mother of eight who calls herself the Fun, Cheap, and Free Queen. You won’t believe some of the money-saving tips!New
Friday, 16 September 2022Jennifer says she had no idea her 11-year-old daughter was using he/him/they pronouns and a different name while at school. She claims this went on for months before it was brought to her attention. Jennifer says she believes she should have been involved in the conversation from day one, and questions whether school faculty members may have been encouraging her daughter’s transition. Dr. Phil invites experts Eli Erlick, Dr. Yalda Safai, and Asra Nomani to dive into the complex debate over gender identity and transgender inclusivity in schools today.New
Thursday, 15 September 2022This episode is a must-see for every parent sending their child off to school. On May 24, 2022, Ana dropped her 10-year-old daughter off at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Twelve hours later, she found out the tragic news that her daughter was one of the 19 children shot and killed. No matter what political side you support, no one wants to see another headline about one more horrific school shooting again. Dr. Phil is joined by Rudy Perez, president of the National Association of School Resource Officers, psychologist Dr. Jillian Peterson, and sociologist Dr. James Densley of The Violence Project to get to the bottom of how we can slow down these tragedies.New
Wednesday, 14 September 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation about the rise of hate crimes in America. Joey, a Jewish man, says he was assaulted in New York City by a gang who punched, kicked, and pepper-sprayed him on the street while shouting anti-Semitic slurs. Now, one year later, Joey says he’s tried to move on but still can’t understand that level of hatred. Find out what he says happened in the attack that made national news and landed Joey in the hospital. Then, Rabbi Aryeh Cohen shares some insight as to why hate crimes against Jewish people are sometimes ignored. Plus, meet a former white supremacist, Christian, who explains the psychology behind people who commit acts of violence due to extreme feelings of hate. And, Becky Monroe, Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs for California, shares insightful information after tracking hate crimes across America, and law enforcement analyst Mark Powell explains why police officers do not immediately assume an incident is a hate crime, even with video evidence. You won’t want to miss this revealing episode.New
Tuesday, 13 September 2022A mother says she was assaulted in front of her family at a fast-food restaurant, and a young man was beaten on a New York street in broad daylight. What do these incidents have in common? They were allegedly instigated by hate. In the U.S. in 2020, there were approximately 8,000 hate crimes reported to the FBI by law enforcement agencies. However, some Department Of Justice experts say they believe the number is closer to 250,000 per year. Dr. Phil speaks with parents, Gabriel and Nerissa, their daughter, Patricia, and their attorney, Sandy Roxas, who explain why they feel anti-Asian hate is often overlooked. The close-knit family says they are traumatized after a recent incident at a fast-food drive-thru involving a stranger who mocked them using a fake Asian accent. How do they claim the police reacted even with videotaped evidence? And, why do they say they feel ignored? They say they’re sharing their heartbreaking testimony as a call for everyone -- no matter their background -- to stand up in solidarity against hate.New
Monday, 12 September 2022In June 2022, the United States Supreme Court stripped away constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. Pro-life supporters cheered on the ruling, while pro-choice supporters pledged to fight it. Now, in a post-Roe America, women are caught at the center of legal confusion because of these often-vague state laws. Nancy Davis says she was about 10 weeks pregnant when the fetus she was carrying was diagnosed with acrania, a fatal condition where the fetus’ skull does not form inside the womb. She claims she tried to have an abortion, but doctors denied her, because in her home state of Louisiana, abortions are banned. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Nancy and her partner, Shedric, reveal what she had to do to get a legal abortion. Nancy’s story is at the center of one of the decade's most controversial and heated debates: abortion. Today, hear from both pro-choice and pro-life advocates.New
Friday, 9 September 2022Dr. Phil is joined by body language and human behavior experts Greg Hartley and Scott Rouse of The Behavior Panel. Together, they teach you the tips and tricks you need to be able to identify clues as to what people may be saying through their body language. With the experts’ help, Dr. Phil breaks down famous interviews such as Dr. Phil’s interview with Erin Caffey, who is serving two life sentences for her role in the murder of her family. Then, they take an in-depth look at celebrity interviews such as R. Kelly’s unbelievable sit-down with Gale King. By the episode's end, you’ll undoubtedly be a deception detective! Don’t miss it!New
Thursday, 8 September 2022Lisa says her boyfriend Ted’s anxiety has completely taken over both of their lives. She says Ted’s anxiety is so bad that even their dog has anxiety now! Lisa says she’s not allowed to talk to Ted first thing in the morning until he’s “ready,” so she doesn’t make his anxiety any worse. She says simple things like picking out his outfit for the day, cooking, or going up the stairs can overwhelm Ted, so she does these things for him. Is Lisa just enabling Ted’s anxiety?New
Wednesday, 7 September 2022Social media influencer White Plastic faces off with his victims, whom he admits he's catfished. He says he thinks it’s fun and has no intention of stopping. White Plastic says he only targets people he believes deserve to be catfished. His victims all say they are hurt, embarrassed, and even angered that this catfish took money from them. They say they want Dr. Phil to stop White Plastic and help him realize that what he is doing is hurting people.New
Tuesday, 6 September 2022Tiffany says her mother-in-law, Nellie, requires a lot of emotional support. She says she knows this all too well since she has allowed Nellie to live with her family several times but it did not go well. Tiffany’s husband, Chris, says he’s extremely concerned for his mother's well-being, especially since his father's recent passing. Now, both are torn as to whether they should move Nellie back into their home with their two teenage sons. Nellie admits she is used to drama and chaos from spending years trying to forget the pain that resulted from a difficult childhood in foster care. Dr. Phil works with the family through their pain and offers Nellie an opportunity to go to Onsite for emotional wellness, so she may begin to heal past wounds.New
Monday, 5 September 2022Almost 10 million households in the US own timeshares – which are shared ownership of vacation property for a predetermined amount of time – in some of the most picturesque places around the world. Today, Dr. Phil meets a hard-working nurse who says in 2013, she purchased a timeshare in Cabo San Lucas. However, two years ago, she says she got a call from someone claiming to be “an attorney” in Mexico, stating there was a data breach at her resort, and she was entitled to a $38,580 settlement. Since then, she says she still hasn’t received a single penny – but instead, has sent “the attorney” and his associates six-times that settlement amount due to international taxes and fees. Her daughters say their mom is being scammed and want answers. What will Dr. Phil uncover? Find out.New
Friday, 2 September 2022Breaking news in a Dr. Phil exclusive interview: Miami model Courtney Clenney has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Christian “Toby” Obumseli. Shocking video obtained by TMZ from the day of the killing inside a luxury Miami high-rise showed Clenney, a social media influencer who boasts millions of followers, wearing a bikini top and covered in Obumseli’s blood. Clenney’s attorney claims she was devastated and killed Obumseli in a desperate act to save her own life. But Obumseli's family claims he was the one being abused. Now, prosecutors have released new information that they claim proves Obumseli was murdered. His family speaks out about their fight for justice.New
Thursday, 1 September 2022Seventy-three-year-old Linda says she is currently raising her grown daughter, Angie’s, child -- and this isn’t the first time she's raised one of Angie's children. Linda’s sister, Joanie, wrote to Dr. Phil desperate for help because she says the stress of raising a second grandchild and Angie’s instability have left Linda with terrible health issues. Can Dr. Phil get Angie to commit to parenting her preteen daughter and stop relying on Linda?New
Wednesday, 31 August 2022Mercedes and her sister, Hanee, say that Mercedes’ 14-year-old daughter, Marie, is intelligent and capable but is completely out of control. The sisters and Mercedes’ husband, Carlos, say Marie is extremely violent, disrespectful, and accusatory, even after going to numerous inpatient treatment programs -- including one two-year stay. Marie says her behavior is a reaction to how her family treats her. She says the only person she has been able to confide in is the family’s neighbor Justin. So why did he press charges against Marie? Can Dr. Phil help this fractured family identify the root cause of this young woman’s rage?New
Tuesday, 30 August 2022Two women say they believed they had met Prince Charming on Tinder – but had no idea they were dealing with an alleged international con man. Cecilie and Pernilla gained international attention after starring in the Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler, where they shared their story about the man they claim duped them and left them heartbroken and in debt. They say Simon Leviev seemed perfect, handsome, well-traveled, and very rich. They say he told them he was the son of a diamond mogul known as the “King of diamonds,” an allegation he denies. But both women claim he was really a scammer who conned them and other women, stealing their life savings. Leviev, who has not been charged with any crimes against either woman, insists he is a legitimate businessman and not a con artist.New
Monday, 29 August 2022Caitlin says she was once a successful medical assistant in a happy marriage, and life was great. However, she says ever since her mother died from cancer in 2021, her world came crashing down. She says she feels the medical field has failed her and now she is constantly self-diagnosing; thinking she is going to die every day. Even though doctors tell her she is healthy, Caitlin says she still will go to the hospital 2-5 times a day to make sure she isn’t dying. Caitlin says not only is her health struggling but also her marriage. She claims her husband, Keaton, is checked out and has been talking to other women while she has been in hospitals. Caitlin’s best friend, Joe, says he stepped in and helped pay over $10k in bills since Keaton doesn’t help. Keaton says he wants to save his marriage, but it’s hard when Joe is constantly around.New
Friday, 26 August 2022Lisa says her four beautiful adult daughters, Brandi, Wendi, Laci and Tahni, are "monsters" who pick on her, and their constant drama is tearing apart their family. However, all four daughters say it's Lisa who needs help. They claim she's a "textbook narcissist" who constantly plays the victim and has always put men before her family. Who is in the wrong here? Will Dr. Phil be able to bring this family back together?New
Thursday, 25 August 2022Tiffany claims her fiancé, Marques, forced her to expose him as a narcissist on social media, but she never imagined her online story would go viral and be viewed over 3 million times. After Tiffany’s popular post, she admits she posted more, including videos of her throwing Marques’ clothes and shoes out of a moving vehicle, and a video of her taking a pair of scissors to his clothes. Marques denies being a narcissist and insists Tiffany’s viral post was just a calculated ploy to publicly humiliate him after an argument. Marques also claims Tiffany has fabricated online content and left out important details in an effort to make him look bad. But, Tiffany claims there was a lot more about her future husband she could have exposed, but she didn’t. Is this engaged couple more likely to say “Goodbye” than “I Do”? Find out what Dr. Phil thinks.New
Wednesday, 24 August 2022Yvette and Steve have been together for 32 years and married for 28 – but Yvette says the past 15 have been a nightmare because she claims Steve has been cheating and hacking into her phone to cover it up. She says the situation has gotten so stressful, her weight has dropped to 97 pounds and she moved out of their house. Steve, on the other hand, says he would never cheat on his wife, and her accusations are completely false – and their 19-year-old daughter, Monique, agrees. Monique says her mom doesn’t have any proof, and her dad is not tech-savvy, but she continues to pick fights and question his behavior. Dr. Phil did some digging and discovered this situation is not as straightforward as it may seem. See what he reveals. And, Yvette brought evidence for Dr. Phil to examine. What are the findings? Tune in to find out.New
Tuesday, 23 August 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with past guest Lois, who says she disregarded Dr. Phil’s advice that her online boyfriend “Fred” was scamming her. Now, Dr. Phil’s investigation of “Fred” continues with a visit to Jamaica and the grocery store near where “Fred” claims he is located. What happens? Plus, hear from a recent guest who also says she disregarded Dr. Phil’s advice regarding her online relationship. Jane says she put her house on the market for her online boyfriend, “Jonathan.” What happened after the taping? And where is she living now? Tune in to find out.New
Monday, 22 August 2022Dr. Phil has filmed over 3,596 episodes, with nearly 20,000 guests, and not everyone listens to his advice, which is their right. Two years ago, Lois came to Dr. Phil with her family to investigate three men she was talking to online, in Dr. Phil’s first ever three-part series. Lois was introduced to two of the real men whose photos were stolen by scammers and used to catfish Lois, one appearing in-studio and the other virtually from his home . Lois left the taping admitting she was being scammed. Recently, Lois called a Dr. Phil producer saying she was still talking to “Fred,” who was now in Jamaica, struggling to survive, and that the man Dr. Phil revealed to her was just a “look alike.” Lois wanted Dr. Phil’s help again getting “Fred” from Jamaica to the US so they could be together. What kind of problems did “Fred” say he was experiencing? Find out today.New
Friday, 19 August 2022Justin says his relationship with his fiancé of 11 years, Elizabeth, is “broken and unfixable.” He claims that not only is she a bad parent, but a bad person! Justin says that every day, they have loud and violent fights that have resulted in the police being called to their home 19 times in the past two years. Elizabeth claims Justin is verbally abusive, controlling, demeaning, and refuses to get over her past infidelity. She even had Justin arrested for domestic violence after he threw a saltshaker at the back of her head! Can Dr. Phil help fix this broken, toxic relationship? Find out!New
Thursday, 18 August 2022Two young women say they are suffering from phobias they claim have completely taken over their lives. First, Bethany says she is absolutely terrified of all pregnant women! She says she can’t even look at a pregnant woman without having a full-blown panic attack. She says her ultimate fear is getting pregnant herself and takes extreme precautions to avoid what she calls an “unfathomable” scenario. Then, Victoria says she can’t travel or go to a party, and refuses to eat at restaurants because she’s terrified of eating or touching gluten! Victoria says she gets violently ill whenever she eats gluten and takes every precaution to avoid it, including refusing to kiss her boyfriend if she suspects he’s eaten bread or pasta. Can Dr. Phil help these two young women frozen by their fears? Find out!New
Wednesday, 17 August 2022Danielle says her marriage to her husband, Josh, is “totally toxic.” She claims not only has he repeatedly cheated on her, but he’s also physically abusive and has shoved a bleach-soaked rag down her throat and choked her to the point where she thought she was going to die. Danielle, who is 13-weeks pregnant, says this has all occurred in front of their two young children. Josh claims Danielle blames him for everything wrong in their marriage, and it's “unfair.” Josh also claims he’s bipolar, which is what causes him to become physical with Danielle and to cheat on her. But Danielle says Josh is using his bipolar disorder to excuse all his bad behavior. Can Dr. Phil help save this marriage on the brink? Find out!New
Tuesday, 16 August 2022Despite having 3,000 bottles of shampoo, 30,000 shirts, 5,000 cookbooks, and boxes on top of boxes of things, Kristen says she doesn’t think she is a hoarder. But Kristen claims her “collection of things” has created a problem. She just bought a new house and after already moving in 600 boxes, she says she's completely running out of room, and there is a whole lot more to pack. From buying unclaimed storage containers to dumpster diving, Kristen says she cannot give up an opportunity to collect something that’s a good deal. But is there more to Kristen’s collecting than meets the eye? Find out the shocking reason Kristen says it is hard for her to part with her belongings. Plus, meet Kristen’s friends who say they are concerned that her “hoarding” is keeping their friend isolated.New
Monday, 15 August 2022Tyler says she needs Dr. Phil’s guidance on getting her life back to what it was before her traumatic police incident. She says in May 2020, she lost control of her car and hit a tree. Tyler says when the police showed up, she was unable to process the accident, and instead of the police helping her, she was arrested, tased, and thrown into jail. Tyler’s mother, Talisha, says she posted the police camera footage on social media and her videos went viral. Talisha claims Tyler suffers from mental illness due to this incident and lives with her because she lives in fear and can’t leave the house. Attorney Benjamin Taylor weighs in to analyze this case.New
Friday, 12 August 2022Tommy accuses longtime wife Rachel of cheating on him with multiple men, having a drinking problem and hiring a hit man to have him murdered.New
Thursday, 11 August 2022Teen Jaxon, who has a neurological disorder preventing him from feeling any pain, gets a visit with his favorite YouTube personality, MrBeast; an orthopedic surgeon says he is rebuilding Jaxon so he can have a healthier future.New
Wednesday, 10 August 2022Christy says her 17-year-old son, Cameron, is disrespectful and has been physically and verbally abusive toward her; she worries that once he turns 18, he'll end up in jail or dead.New
Tuesday, 9 August 2022Ex-University of Michigan athletes say the team's doctor, Robert Anderson, sexually assaulted them; coach Bo Schembechler's son makes the same accusation; Trinae Goszcar, who survived abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar, inspires the men to speak out.New
Monday, 8 August 2022Three former University of Michigan athletes say they are victims of one of the biggest sex abuse scandals on a university campus: late athletic doctor Robert Anderson is accused of preying on young athletes and students under the guise of medicine.New
Friday, 5 August 2022Peggy wrote to Dr. Phil four times saying she is upset that her marriage to Steve lacks communication, affection, and sex -- because they have never consummated their union since saying “I do” 13 years ago. While Steve admits he is responsible for some of their marriage issues, he claims Peggy pushed him away by hitting and slapping him and being too controlling. Then, both Dr. Phil and Robin sit down with Peggy and Steve to talk about the future of their relationship and the importance of taking instances of domestic violence seriously.New
Thursday, 4 August 2022Brenda and her husband, Andy, say they’re desperately worried about Brenda’s daughter, Autumn, who is living off the grid somewhere in the desert in Arizona, without housing, money or a job. They say they believe Autumn has been brainwashed by her spiritual husband, Mark, to make some very unsafe decisions. But, Autumn disagrees and says she and Mark are in love, and they’ll always follow each other because their "ship is going in the same direction." Autumn’s younger sister, Kaitlyn, says she’s even thought about driving out to Arizona and trying to force her sister to move back home to live with their family in Wisconsin. Dr. Phil talks with the entire family about how to encourage positive change for Autumn and Mark, and offers real possibilities for them to seek the careers they claim are their dream jobs working on a ranch with animals.New
Wednesday, 3 August 2022Stuart says he has been smoking marijuana for 50 years and has spent over $1 million on pot in his lifetime. Stuart says his addiction to marijuana is so strong that he smokes over 100 times a day just to stay “stoned” all day long. Stuart claims he can’t go anywhere or do anything without getting high. Find out what Stuart says to Dr. Phil that leaves him speechless. Plus, Stuart’s wife, Renee, claims she is desperate for Stuart to put down his pipe once and for all but admits that she drives her husband to marijuana dispensaries. Can Renee stop enabling her husband’s addiction?New
Tuesday, 2 August 2022Dr. Phil teams up with leading child behavioral expert Dr. Michele Borba to discuss the youth mental health crisis currently sweeping America. Dr. Phil meets Joselyn, a mother who says her son, Rakim, is totally out of control and will not cooperate with her. Rakim’s father, Robert, says his son’s biggest problem is Joselyn. Then, Janelle says her daughter, Kira, used to be an energetic cheerleader until the lockdown prevented her from engaging in her passion, and she is now a shell of her former self. Watch while Dr. Phil and Dr. Borba have a frank discussion about how negative parenting can damage a child’s development in a major way.New
Monday, 1 August 2022Steven says he and his girlfriend, Danielle, have been together for 20 years but that he can no longer trust her because he believes Danielle has been hiding secrets from him. He claims Danielle has been prostituting herself and is involved with dangerous people who are forcing her into a dark world of sex and drugs. Steven claims Danielle is so deep into this mess that she refuses to admit to anything – even though he says he has proof that it’s all true. Danielle denies Steven’s claims and says she’s at her breaking point with Steven and his accusations. She is adamant that Steven couldn’t be further from the truth.New
Friday, 29 July 2022Dr. Phil welcomes a group of dynamic, vibrant and inspiring seniors to prove that age is just a number. Former guest Lydia, 80, aka "Glamma," who asked him to find her a date, returns. Watch while Lydia meets three wealthy eligible bachelors who each take her on a date, ranging from a gondola ride to fine wine tasting. Which of the three men will Lydia choose? Tune in to find out! Dr. Phil also meets Annie, an 82-year-old social media influencer with over 240K followers, and Ernestine, an 85-year-old bodybuilder who is still training clients half her age!New
Thursday, 28 July 2022Four families come together to talk about the loss of their young children. They say their children purchased counterfeit pills on social media, and had no idea they were laced with fentanyl, a deadly drug that killed their children within moments. These families say it only took one pill – and in some cases just a quarter of a pill – to kill their children after consumption. The families are demanding changes to laws, policies, and accountability from social media companies.New
Wednesday, 27 July 2022Heather says her mother, Valerie, once looked like a beauty queen and was a singer, dancer, and the life of the party -- but not anymore. Almost seven years ago, Valerie was evicted from her apartment and lost almost everything she owned. Now, Heather says her mother is choosing to live in a tent on the streets, drinking two bottles of vodka a day. Heather says she’s tried to cut her mother from her life, but the weight of knowing her mother is out on the streets alone is taking a devastating toll on Heather. How did Valerie get to rock bottom? Should Heather “disown” her mother? Is there a way she can have her mother in her life? Find out what Dr. Phil thinks Heather should do when he sits down to talk to the entire family.New
Tuesday, 26 July 2022Is social media good or bad? Is it good for your mental health or can it negatively affect you? Does the use of filters on your pictures and videos on social media affect how you perceive your own body image? It’s the new addiction of our time, and there are proven studies that many people use social media in an attempt to feel better about themselves -- whether they are trying to gain more followers, compare their lives to others, or seek “likes” in order to get validation. Dr. Phil, his panel of experts, and people who are on social media uncover the positives and negatives of social media and what it’s doing to our culture.New
Monday, 25 July 2022Fifteen years ago, Ria says she was a vulnerable 19-year-old mother with a 15-month-old son, Javon. She says she joined a religious group called “1 Mind Ministries” to immerse herself in Christianity. Ria says the leader of the group, “Queen Antoinette,” demanded Ria’s child be starved after he didn’t say “amen” at the end of Grace. Ria says she wanted to save her son but the group’s leader ordered everyone else to closely watch Ria to make sure she didn’t give him food and water. Now 35, Ria says she’s never had the courage to tell her story until now. Find out what Ria says really happened when she shares about the mind control the religious leader had over her. Plus, Joy Fluker says she knows all about mind control because she grew up living with her mother, Anna Young, the leader of “House of Prayer.” In 2016, Joy says she felt guilty but knew it was the right thing to do when she called the police to report her mother. What did her mother do? Find out when Joy tells Dr. Phil it was the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.New
Friday, 22 July 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Jane, who recently sold her dream home and has sent her online boyfriend, “Jonathan,” close to $1 million dollars. Today, Dr. Phil sends a producer to Miami to look for “Jonathan,” who claims he is stuck on a construction site. What does the producer discover? Plus, the man in the photos of “Jonathan” joins Dr. Phil. What does he have to say to Jane? Find out!New
Thursday, 21 July 2022Rebecca says her best friend, Jane, is being scammed by her online boyfriend, “Jonathan,” who claims he is stuck on a construction site in Miami. Jane says she is in love with “Jonathan,” and has been sending him money through wire transfers and cryptocurrency machines – totaling nearly $1 million dollars – an amount most of Jane’s friends and family are unaware of. Additionally, Jane says “Jonathan” convinced her to put her house on the market, and she plans to send him $140,000 of the profit and then move to Miami to live with him. Watch as Dr. Phil sits down with Rebecca, Jane, and Jane’s aunt, Patty, in hopes of uncovering the truth about “Jonathan.”New
Wednesday, 20 July 2022Baylen bravely took a risk and posted TikTok videos of her daily struggles with Tourette syndrome. Her videos quickly went viral, and she now has over 3 million followers. Baylen says she struggles daily with her tics and OCD, and her parents are trying to help her get better. Baylen says social media helped her gain the confidence to go out in public again, while doctors told her to stay home. Singer and influencer Lele Pons says she also suffers from OCD, Tourette syndrome, and depression but has had a different experience on social media when sharing her story with the public. So what do these two women have in common? Dr. Phil discusses their daily battles with their mental health and how social media has affected it.New
Tuesday, 19 July 2022Since the night of June 15, 2021, there have been no answers as to where Candus and Don’s 5-year-old daughter Summer could be. The parents say they thought they were doing the right thing by requesting the public's help to find their little girl, but it backfired. Instead, the couple say they became targets of online bullies who accused them of involvement in the disappearance of their missing child. In part 2, Don and Candus speak out in their exclusive first national TV interview. Dr. Phil digs deeper into the story to discover whether there is any new information that might help solve the mystery of Summer’s disappearance.New
Monday, 18 July 2022Five-year-old Summer Wells vanished from her home in rural Tennessee on June 15, 2021. Her parents, Don and Candus, say they believe their daughter was abducted. But, the couple say online bullies have accused them of having something to do with Summer’s disappearance. Don and Candus agreed to sit down with body language experts Scott Rouse and Greg Hartley, interrogators who have worked with the FBI, law enforcement and the military and have been referred to as a human lie detector, in hopes of clearing their name. Find out what the men think and if Dr. Phil agrees with their findings.New
Friday, 15 July 2022Last year, 18-year-old Georgia tuned in to an episode of Dr. Phil in which Mark Anthony and his then Russian fiancée, Marina, were desperately looking for Dr. Phil to give them relationship advice. Georgia says after reading all the comments on social media about Mark Anthony, she felt bad for him, so she decided to send him a friend request and a positive message of support. Sixty-one-year-old Mark says when he received Georgia’s message, he thought he could help Georgia with her aspiring modeling career. But Georgia’s mother, Kellie, learns that Mark had other plans for her daughter. Mark meets Georgia and Kellie for the first time in person. And, Marina is back to give Dr. Phil an update on her life. Plus, a wedding disaster story with a happy ending.New
Thursday, 14 July 2022Carly was dubbed as “The Miracle Lady” by doctors when she was successfully resuscitated by her husband, Larry, after being electrocuted. But now, Larry, Carly’s sister Maggie, and her mother, Marie, say Carly may have survived her accident, but she’s not the person she used to be. Instead, they say she’s exhibiting odd and extremely troubling behavior. However, not everyone in Carly’s life is convinced her experience changed her. In fact, Carly’s stepdaughters, Vanessa and Elena, say they believe Carly is actually “faking her odd behavior and milking the accident for all it’s worth” to further gain their father’s attention, a sentiment that Carly disagrees with. To find out if Carly’s brain was altered from her accident, Dr. Phil sent Carly to a leading expert in neuroradiology to conduct an in-depth brain scan. What will the results reveal?New
Wednesday, 13 July 2022Parents Suzette and Greg say their 6-foot-2, 300-pound 16-year-old son, Dawson, is violent and abusive whenever he is told the word “no.” The parents say their son’s violent tantrums have even resulted in him using a hammer and a machete to destroy their home. Suzette and Greg admit they have actually given up on trying to discipline their son, admitting they don’t make him go to school and can’t stop him from smoking marijuana. Dawson admits being told “no” makes his blood boil because he says that word means he is not getting something he wants, and he doesn’t like that. Plus, find out why Dawson says he no longer needs to go to school and doesn’t care that he has trouble reading and writing at 16. And, find out why Dawson’s sister claims her parents created the mess they are in now from the moment Dawson was born.New
Tuesday, 12 July 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Chris Vaughn’s parents, Gail and Pierre, who say they believe their son is innocent of committing the murders of their three grandchildren and daughter-in-law. Chris recently spoke out about the horrific morning of June 14, 2007, for the first time, when he sent Gail and Pierre a letter giving his explanation on what happened. For the past 14 years, private investigator Bill Clutter has been investigating the case and claims, with the help of Chris’ letter, he now has the answers in hopes of getting Chris out of prison. Bill shows what he believes happened inside that SUV. If Chris didn’t commit these murders, then who did and how? Also, hear from Chris Regis, the former Assistant State’s Attorney who was a member of the prosecution team in Chris’ case. He says Chris Vaughn is right where he should be.New
Monday, 11 July 2022On an early June morning in 2007, 32-year-old Chris Vaughn was found limping away from his SUV with two non-fatal gunshot wounds. His children, 12-year-old Abigayle, 11-year-old Cassandra, and 8-year-old Blake, were found dead, seated together in the rear passenger seat, each shot twice. The body of Chris’ wife, Kimberly, was in the front passenger seat, slumped over the center console with a single contact gunshot wound under her chin. Chris’ handgun was found on the floorboard near her feet. Five years later, a jury convicted Chris of murdering his family, and he is now serving four life sentences. Chris’ parents, Gail and Pierre, sit down for their first television interview with Dr. Phil to tell him why they believe their son is innocent.New
Friday, 8 July 2022Dr. Phil launched a private “Phanatics” Facebook group last season, where superfans gain exclusive access to news, content, and a “Dr. Phil” community. Today, members of Dr. Phil’s “Phanatics” group discuss common problems and real solutions – with some fun mixed in! First, Dr. Phil and Robin meet a newly engaged couple who say they don’t see “eye-to-eye” on house cleaning. What happens when Dr. Phil and Robin pay them a house call? Next, Dr. Phil speaks with newlyweds about a common question they get asked and why they shouldn’t be asked it. Lastly, Dr. Phil meets a set of twins who do everything together – and we mean everything! What surprise does Dr. Phil have for them? Tune in to find out. You won’t want to miss this episode!New
Thursday, 7 July 2022As over 30 million Americans quit their jobs this year, Dr. Phil welcomes guests from very different backgrounds to discuss “The Great Resignation” and the phenomenon of “Rage Quitting.” Twenty-one-year-old Edwin says he went viral after posting a video of himself quitting his job in a major store using the PA system. Dr. Phil also speaks to leadership consultant Mike Ashie, who disagrees with how Edwin quit his job. Then, Dr. Phil welcomes money expert Mandi Woodruff Santos, who says she quit her job six times in 10 years and increased her salary by over $100,000! Watch while Dr. Phil discusses “The Great Resignation” with eminent Harvard Business School professor Tsedal Neeley, who claims working from home is the future for millions of Americans. Plus, Dr. Phil speaks to Jessica, a mother of three who says she made a radical career change that has transformed her life!New
Wednesday, 6 July 2022Marie is a life coach but says she can’t seem to find a plan that works for her 15-year-old daughter, Willow. Marie wrote to Dr. Phil desperate for his advice because she says her daughter is causing so much chaos in her life that her house is a war zone, and she had to move her younger son out for his safety. Marie says she’s the target of her daughter’s anger, and claims she and her family worry Willow will kill her someday. Willow says she’s done breaking her mom’s bones and home, but she doesn’t know how to stop.New
Tuesday, 5 July 2022Dr. Phil welcomes controversial YouTuber “Agent Sebastian,” who runs a page called “Cart Narcs” where he posts hundreds of explosive videos of him apprehending shoppers in parking lots who do not return their carts to the corrals. “Agent Sebastian” meets one of his so-called “victims,” Tromaine, who was filmed in public by Sebastian for leaving out his cart. Watch while Tromaine tells Sebastian exactly why he believes what he is doing is wrong. Dr. Phil also welcomes Australian radio and TV host Mel Grieg, who experienced the unimaginable in 2012 when a radio prank resulted in a suicide. Then, academic Dr. Nicholas John confronts Sebastian about his motivation for his “Cart Narcs” page. And, social media lawyer Ethan Wall takes part in the conversation to reveal whether what Agent Sebastian is doing is illegal. Is Sebastian breaking the law? Tune in to find out!New
Monday, 4 July 2022Dr. Phil tackles one of the most divisive topics of the year: Critical Race Theory (CRT). Dr. Phil invites passionate parents on both sides of this great debate, including Tiffany and Quisha, founders of the group “Mothers For Liberty,” who say they believe CRT is being taught in K-12 schools and is poisoning the minds of their children. They are joined by fellow ally and mother Amy, who says her young children shouldn’t be expected to be social justice warriors. They debate with moms Laura and Sara who say they support CRT being taught on the college level and do not believe elementary and high schools should avoid talking about race and privilege in classrooms. Dr. Phil also welcomes leading academic Dr. Shaun Harper, who teaches CRT at the university level, and father of three Derrick, who says CRT is keeping racism alive in America. Watch while Dr. Phil speaks to author and writer James Lindsay who passionately decries CRT as “Race Marxism,” and teacher Taylor who says she believes children need to learn about the racist history of the US.New
Friday, 1 July 2022You have most likely heard of Gabby Petito, Natalee Holloway and Lacy Peterson. But have you heard of Henny Scott, Ashley Loring, or Jermain Charlo? Those are the names of just a few of the Indigenous women who have disappeared. Some are discovered dead days later, some are never found. But the mystery of what happened to them often remains unsolved. Families say they don’t get answers from law enforcement and are left grief-stricken with no closure. Their stories are not unique — not in Native American communities where there is an epidemic of missing women. According to their families, no one cares about these girls, and that’s why you never hear about them. Nate and Paula’s 14-year-old daughter, Henny Scott, disappeared almost three years ago while she was hanging out with friends and was found dead two weeks later. Ashley Loring was only 20 years old when she disappeared four years ago. She was last seen in Browning, a Montana town on the Blackfeet Indian reservation. Her mother, Loxie, says there are still no answers. Former criminal prosecutor Loni Coombs, tribal filmmaker Rain, and Representative Greg Stanton of Arizona tackle this nationwide epidemic with Dr. Phil. This is a call to action because Indigenous women say they have a target on their back.New
Thursday, 30 June 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Nancy, who, despite the evidence Dr. Phil presented, was adamant she isn’t being scammed by her online boyfriend, “Shaun.” Today, Nancy and her son, Darcy, speak face-to-face for the first time in over a year. And, Darcy has been hiding a shocking secret about “Shaun” from Nancy. What is it? Plus, an update from past guests who can relate all too well to Nancy’s story. Where are they now – and will their story inspire Nancy to have a change of heart? Find out today!New
Wednesday, 29 June 2022Nancy says, for the past two years, she has been in an online relationship with an honest and loving man, “Shaun.” The problem? For starters, her son, Darcy, says Nancy doesn’t even know what he looks like! Nancy says despite the evidence her son and daughter-in-law have shown her, she is adamant she is not being scammed by “Shaun.” In fact, Nancy and her family were supposed to meet Dr. Phil last season, but Nancy declined. Today, Nancy sits down with Dr. Phil – and even throws his staff a curve ball about a university “Shaun” allegedly went to. What happens? Find out on part one of this two-part episode.New
Tuesday, 28 June 2022Emily says her childhood was full of dysfunction because her mother, Linda, lived a double life. By day, Linda says she was a suburban housewife driving her daughter to ballet class in her gray minivan. But unbeknownst to Emily and the neighborhood, Linda secretly was a drug-addicted “madam” who oversaw two brothels that serviced rich and powerful men. Now, Emily tells Dr. Phil she’s feeling a lot of resentment toward her mother but doesn’t know how to tell her. Can Dr. Phil help Emily set up some boundaries with her mom? Plus, Emily reveals another secret she says her mother kept from her for over 30 years.New
Monday, 27 June 2022Nowadays, social media rules the world, and this decade has proven to be more “untraditional” and “mold-breaking” than ever before. But in this ever-changing society, we continue to ask an important question: How far is too far? Dr. Phil discusses that when he meets three different people whose quest for fame and fortune not only went viral -- but also made national news. Some were criticized -- and in some cases, canceled -- by the public for “crossing the line.” First, a 22-year-old went viral in August after quitting his day job and approaching a popular social media influencer and asking him for a job. Does he have what it takes for a career in social media? Next, Dr. Phil meets a YouTuber who was canceled for his controversial videos. What does he have to say? And lastly, meet a woman who turned to social media to make money in what some call an “unconventional” way – but she says she’s doing better than ever before. Tune in to hear these stories!New
Friday, 24 June 2022Tammy and Mark claim they haven’t spoken to their son, Cory, in over a year. They say that’s completely because of Cory’s wife, Katrina, who they claim is manipulative, mentally ill, and quite literally, a witch! Katrina is a self-proclaimed “witch,” or Wiccan, who claims Tammy and Mark judge her for her beliefs. Cory denies he’s being “controlled” or “brainwashed” by Katrina. Rather, he says he’s sick and tired of his parents’ horrible treatment of his wife. But Tammy and Mark say they’ve done nothing wrong and only want their family back together. Can Dr. Phil help mend this broken family? Find out!New
Thursday, 23 June 2022BillieSue admits she enabled her now adult children, Alex and Hana, so badly that it’s akin to child abuse. She says her enabling turned them into hateful, disrespectful menaces to society! She claims her son, Alex, “bullied” her out of her house, and then Hana nearly got her evicted from her apartment. Alex and Hana deny any wrongdoing and claim it’s their mother who has transformed into a “mean, anxiety-riddled mess.” But BillieSue says she’s finally had enough of their “disgusting” behavior and cut them both off. Can Dr. Phil help repair this broken family? Find out!New
Wednesday, 22 June 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Taylor and her mother, Jan, who both agree that Taylor is suffering from trauma. Hear why Dr. Phil questions if mother and daughter may have a dysfunctional relationship, which could be preventing Taylor from healing. Taylor, who accuses her father, Larry, of sexually abusing her – which he vehemently denies – shares what she claims to remember from her flashbacks. And, Larry insisted on taking a polygraph to prove his innocence. See what the results reveal.New
Tuesday, 21 June 2022Larry and his wife, Marsha, say a few years ago, Larry’s 32-year-old daughter, Taylor, accused Larry of sexually abusing her as a child -- an accusation Larry vehemently denies. Taylor claims she experienced these flashbacks as an adult after seeking therapy for depression and anxiety. Larry and Marsha also say they wonder how Taylor went from a straight-A student, beauty pageant queen, and professional dancer to living at home with her mom, Larry’s ex-wife, Jan. Jan claims Taylor’s problems began when she went to Hollywood at 18 to chase her dream of being a professional dancer, but then spiraled down due to having an eating disorder and depression. Jan says she’s not certain if Taylor was abused by Larry but is convinced Taylor is trauma-ridden. Taylor says she is desperate to move forward with her life but feels lost on how to find her way because she has no passion or purpose.New
Monday, 20 June 2022Lori and Bob say they moved into their current home seven years ago but they still haven’t unpacked. In fact, their home is so full of clutter, they claim they are being buried alive by their belongings and only have a small path to maneuver around their house. The couple says the house is so full, they each only have a barstool to sit on, and their smoke alarms have been beeping for two years because they can’t climb over the boxes to change the batteries. Find out why Lori places some of the blame for their living conditions on Bob being a hoarder -- and why Bob places some of the blame on their cat for creating a mess! Lori and Bob say they need to sell their home for financial reasons but are stuck because of what it looks like on the inside. Can Dr. Phil help this couple? Plus, Dr. Phil’s resident parenting expert, Donna Tetreault, shares The C.A.S.T.L.E. Method, her new tools for building a strong family foundation.New
Friday, 17 June 2022Dr. Phil welcomes back previous guest Heather and her daughter, Marissa, who was rebelling in dangerous ways, like stealing her mom’s car and smoking marijuana. Since their appearance, Heather says things have gone from bad to worse. She says Marissa has continued to steal her car, smoke weed, fail at school and get into fist fights with other girls – and allegedly has also tried to kill Heather by poisoning her with hydrocodone tablets. Watch while Dr. Phil reads a chilling text exchange in which Marissa says she has already attempted to kill her mother! Marissa denies she ever tried to poison her mother and says she was just joking around in her texts. Dr. Phil also welcomes back child behavioral psychologist Dr. Michele Borba who conducts a one-on-one session with Marissa to determine why she is lashing out in such a destructive manner. Will Dr. Phil be able to get through to Marissa? Tune in to find out!New
Thursday, 16 June 2022Tom says he’s 100% convinced his fiancée, Teaka, is cheating on him with his friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even the mailman! Therefore, Tom says he’s had no choice but to set up secret surveillance cameras inside their home so he can monitor Teaka’s alleged infidelity. Teaka swears she’s never cheated on Tom and claims he has turned her into a literal prisoner in their home. She says every sound, shadow, or misplaced object turns into Tom’s “evidence” of her cheating. But Tom says he has all-new video evidence to show Dr. Phil and Teaka that he claims proves Teaka’s unfaithfulness. You don’t want to miss it!New
Wednesday, 15 June 2022On April 16, 2001, two lives were forever changed. One, a man gunned down in cold blood, and the other, a teenage girl named Kiera, who was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 60 years to life in prison. After serving over 19 years in prison, Kiera was released early and has continued to claim she is innocent and was falsely incarcerated. Today, Dr. Phil exams Kiera’s case and speaks with her lawyers, who call Kiera’s conviction “the starkest miscarriage of justice” they have ever seen. Dr. Phil looks at all the evidence Kiera and her attorneys claim is proof that she had nothing to do with this horrendous crime. Plus, hear from Kiera’s high school teacher who testified that Kiera was in her classroom at the very same time the murder took place. But that’s not all, also hear from a key witness for the prosecution -- has he now changed his story?New
Tuesday, 14 June 2022Maria and Liz say their family is completely toxic. Maria says she takes out her anger by fighting and punching holes in the house, while her sister Liz says she had to quit her job to take care of Maria. Their older sister, Antonia, says she was only able to change her life after moving away from her family. She claims their dad, Tom, is the reason for the family trauma because he’s a sociopath, abusive and an alcoholic – accusations Tom vehemently denies. Their mom, Christine, claims her 20-year-old quadruplet children don’t know how to be adults. Tom claims Christine has given up on their children, and he is their last hope. Who is telling the truth? Plus, award-winning author Mitch Albom joins Dr. Phil for a touching segment about spirituality, life and loss featuring his new novel, The Stranger In The Lifeboat.New
Monday, 13 June 2022Christine says when she divorced Tom 14 years ago, it affected all her children, including her quadruplets. Tom claims Christine has brainwashed their children into thinking he was abusive and manipulated them, behavior he denies. Two of their daughters, Maria and Liz, say they hold a lot of anger from their past and manage it through violence, eating disorders, and smoking weed. They currently live at Tom’s house, which they say reminds them of a “mental institution.” They claim there is always screaming and the family punches holes in the walls. Tom says he tries to keep his house in order, but his children have destroyed it, causing over $10k in damage. Maria and Liz say the house is disgusting, and their dad is so controlling that he won’t allow them to clean. Who is telling the truth? Dr. Phil says he is going to get to the root of the problem.New
Friday, 10 June 2022Nicole claims that every single day she’s “verbally tortured and obliterated” by her husband, Marc. Marc says he’s so angry with Nicole because he’s 100% certain she’s cheated on him. Marc admits he secretly monitors his wife using a hidden cell phone and claims he has over 200 pieces of “irrefutable evidence” of Nicole’s infidelity. Marc says he just wants Nicole to “humble herself” and apologize already! But Nicole swears she’s never cheated, and the whole thing is in Marc’s head. Dr. Phil examines Marc’s evidence. Can this marriage possibly be repaired? Find out!New
Thursday, 9 June 2022Sarah, 36, received a $5.1 million medical settlement at age 4 after her head was damaged by forceps during birth. This money was held for Sarah in a trust, but instead of receiving it at 18 or a designated age, she claims family members tried to control her money. Today, Sarah’s money is held in a conservatorship, which she regrets agreeing to, and her husband, Robert, says it’s controlling every step of their daily lives. Sarah meets with Dr. Charles Sophy, child and family psychiatrist, for an evaluation and to get his opinion as to whether she can independently handle her finances. Later, hear from Mark, who met Dr. Phil with his wife, Lori, who suffers from dementia and gave scammers half a million dollars without his knowledge. Mark wonders whether he should put a conservatorship in place for Lori. Dr. Phil is joined by eldercare and estate planning attorney Ann-Margaret Carrozza to consider Sarah and Mark’s cases.New
Wednesday, 8 June 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Sandi and her three daughters, discussing Sandi’s online relationship, which the daughters believe is a scam. In most “catfish” episodes, the real person in the photos doesn’t know their image is being used – but Sandi’s fiancé, Peter, has been speaking to Dr. Phil’s team, and today, will be sitting down to talk to him via satellite. Peter insists that he loves Sandi and denies that he is scamming her. What does Dr. Phil uncover about his story? And, meet the Nigerian correspondent who interviewed Peter and says he noticed some “interesting” behavior. Will Sandi listen to her daughters’ concerns, or will she fly to Nigeria to marry Peter? Find out today during this part-two conclusion.New
Tuesday, 7 June 2022Sixty-year-old Sandi says she will soon be flying to Nigeria to marry her 22-year-old fiancé, Peter – but her three daughters say not if they can stop her. Sandi’s daughters say she is being scammed for either money or a Green Card – but Sandi is adamant that Peter is truly her soul mate. Additionally, Sandi’s daughters say they fear Peter’s sister is really his girlfriend or wife, and “in” on the con – and they want answers. Peter denies the daughters’ accusations and insists that he loves Sandi. Dr. Phil meets Sandi and her three daughters and starts to unravel the truth behind her online relationship with Peter.New
Monday, 6 June 2022Bill says he believes he is a narcissist after pushing away almost all of his loved ones, including his brother Tom and daughter Bridget, who both stopped speaking to him. After a tense reunion with Tom, Bill gets emotional when Dr. Phil reunites him with Bridget. After violent fights, cruel words, and selfish behavior, will Bill start taking accountability and change?New
Friday, 3 June 2022Today, Dr. Phil meets Kyle Gordy, a 30-year-old who claims he is a fertility expert and has fathered 40 kids across the world – and 11 more on the way – as a result of his private donations. Dr. Phil also meets women Kyle has donated to. Then, Kyle is introduced to a woman who heard about Kyle’s story and wants to share her thoughts. Lastly, as a self-proclaimed “fertility expert,” Kyle sits down with a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, a supervisor from the Seattle Sperm Bank, and Dr. Charles Sophy, who weigh in on his donation process.New
Thursday, 2 June 2022Jessica and Ian’s two children were removed from their custody over a year-and-a-half ago. The parents insist they’ve done everything required to get custody back -- but is that true? Ian’s mother, Pamela, says the one thing they should do is end their toxic relationship. Ian’s brother Jeremy says Ian’s unstable lifestyle only makes matters worse. Is everyone in this family ready to get real with Dr. Phil?New
Wednesday, 1 June 2022After another mass shooting in America, this one at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where two teachers and 19 children were killed, Dr. Phil is dedicating his show to speaking out about how these senseless acts of murder need to stop. Ten years ago, after the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Dr. Phil spoke with devastated parents, whose children were injured, traumatized, and some killed for no reason, about what needed to change. During the past 10 years, he’s spoken to victims, parents, and advocates each time senseless killings have continued to happen. When is enough enough? Now, it is time to focus on change.New
Tuesday, 31 May 2022Keira and her mother's husband, James, face off after discussing an argument that happened two years ago that led to James calling Keira a racial slur. James also admits to hitting Keira – does he have any regrets? And, Keira's mother, Karen, returns to the stage without Keira. Will Karen choose her husband or her daughter?New
Monday, 30 May 2022Keira says her mother, Karen, has always put her husband, James, first. She claims that when she was 15 years old, her mother chose to move across the state to be with him, leaving her behind, and she was forced to enter foster care, a claim her mother denies. Keira says things got even worse a few years ago when James called her a racial slur, and her mother still chose his side! Today, Keira confronts Karen for the first time in over a year – why does Karen walk away? And, will Karen or James ever apologize to Keira? Should they?New
Friday, 27 May 2022Michelle says her 9-year-old son, Raymond, has screamed, cursed, and punched others since the age of 3 -- and even recently gave his grandmother a black eye! Michelle says she’s exhausted spending so much time trying to keep up with Raymond’s latest diagnoses and trying new medications that doctors prescribe for him. But Michelle’s family members say they want to know if Raymond’s issues are real or if he’s just choosing to act out? Certified Behavioral Analyst Megan St. Clair and Child and Family Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy work with Raymond and his family and weigh in on the possibilities with Dr. Phil.New
Thursday, 26 May 2022Monica says she used to be an English teacher, a marathon runner, and happy -- and she wants her old life back. She says she now weighs only 90lbs., and her life consists of lying in bed. She says she can’t eat solid food due to being diagnosed with C-diff, and she has to chain herself to her bed to make sure she doesn’t sleepwalk and binge on food in the middle of the night. Monica’s mother, Stephanie, says taking care of her daughter has become a full-time job, and not only is she taking care of Monica, but she is also taking care of her 2-year-old son. Monica’s friend Breanna claims Stephanie enables her to an extreme and says Monica isn’t taking the steps to get better.New
Wednesday, 25 May 2022Dr. Phil has a frank and open discussion with members of the public and law enforcement about the perceived lack of safety on American streets, and the rising conflict between civilians and police. Country singer Clare Dunn claims she was assaulted by her rideshare driver last June in Memphis, TN. Dunn says she is still shaken by her ordeal and wants people to know this can happen to anyone. Then, former police officer Aaron has a frank conversation about the challenges police face when trying to keep the streets safe. And, Emada Tingirides, an LAPD law enforcement officer of 27 years, says the police are doing all they can to try to win the war against violent crime in America. Thomas Abt, a lawyer and criminal reform policy advisor, engages in a lively debate with Aaron about the right and wrong way to go about reducing crime. Will Dr. Phil and the guests reach a conclusion about solving crime in the U.S.? Tune in to find out!New
Tuesday, 24 May 2022Lisa says her four beautiful adult daughters, Brandi, Wendi, Laci and Tahni, are "monsters" who pick on her, and their constant drama is tearing apart their family. However, all four daughters say it's Lisa who needs help. They claim she's a "textbook narcissist" who constantly plays the victim and has always put men before her family. Who is in the wrong here? Will Dr. Phil be able to bring this family back together?New
Monday, 23 May 2022Sue claims that in 2019, she lied to police and told them that her husband, Tim, struck her and had left a bruise on her arm. Sue says she believed Tim was cheating on her, wanted revenge, and knew her claim would land Tim in prison and out of her life. But three years later, Sue says she is racked with guilt. She even went back to court and recanted her testimony, but the judge didn’t buy her new story. Dr. Phil is joined by body language and behavior experts. Do they say they think Sue is telling the truth as she claims, or does she just want her husband out of prison? Find out!New
Friday, 20 May 2022Stuart says he has been smoking marijuana for 50 years and has spent over $1 million on pot in his lifetime. Stuart says his addiction to marijuana is so strong that he smokes over 100 times a day just to stay “stoned” all day long. Stuart claims he can’t go anywhere or do anything without getting high. Find out what Stuart says to Dr. Phil that leaves him speechless. Plus, Stuart’s wife, Renee, claims she is desperate for Stuart to put down his pipe once and for all but admits that she drives her husband to marijuana dispensaries. Can Renee stop enabling her husband’s addiction?New
Thursday, 19 May 2022Despite having 3,000 bottles of shampoo, 30,000 shirts, 5,000 cookbooks, and boxes on top of boxes of things, Kristen says she doesn’t think she is a hoarder. But Kristen claims her “collection of things” has created a problem. She just bought a new house and after already moving in 600 boxes, she says she's completely running out of room, and there is a whole lot more to pack. From buying unclaimed storage containers to dumpster diving, Kristen says she cannot give up an opportunity to collect something that’s a good deal. But is there more to Kristen’s collecting than meets the eye? Find out the shocking reason Kristen says it is hard for her to part with her belongings. Plus, meet Kristen’s friends who say they are concerned that her “hoarding” is keeping their friend isolated.New
Wednesday, 18 May 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Sara and her husband, Jason. Sara revealed a secret she had been hiding for nearly two decades -- that Jason’s violent temper sometimes has left her battered and bruised. Jason doesn’t deny his violent and abusive temper. In fact, he admits that when he’s provoked, he can be a dangerous man. Jason says he is willing to do whatever it takes to save his family and change his behavior -- but will he take Dr. Phil’s advice? Plus, Jason says violence and aggression are all he knows when it comes to resolving conflict, so Dr. Phil invites the star of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, to help teach Jason a healthier way to navigate conflict. And, Dr. Phil checks in with Jason and Sara one month after taping -- it’s an update you will not want to miss!New
Tuesday, 17 May 2022Sara, a married mother, claims she is lifting the veil of secrecy on something she’s kept hidden for nearly two decades. Sara claims it’s a secret that, when revealed, will explain the reason behind why she sometimes has bruises and often lives such an isolated life. Sara claims her husband, Jason, has a violent and uncontrollable temper that has resulted in physical abuse toward her. Jason admits that violence and aggression are all he knows and says when he gets angry, “a devil takes over,” and inflicting pain on the person who triggered him is, sadly, his only instinct. But Jason says Sara isn’t the only person who has seen his anger. Jason says when he feels disrespected, he doesn’t care where he is or who the person is; he will use his hands to resolve the conflict.New
Monday, 16 May 2022Danielle says her marriage to her husband, Josh, is “totally toxic.” She claims not only has he repeatedly cheated on her, but he’s also physically abusive and has shoved a bleach-soaked rag down her throat and choked her to the point where she thought she was going to die. Danielle, who is 13-weeks pregnant, says this has all occurred in front of their two young children. Josh claims Danielle blames him for everything wrong in their marriage, and it's “unfair.” Josh also claims he’s bipolar, which is what causes him to become physical with Danielle and to cheat on her. But Danielle says Josh is using his bipolar disorder to excuse all his bad behavior. Can Dr. Phil help save this marriage on the brink? Find out!New
Friday, 13 May 2022Stuart says he has been smoking marijuana for 50 years and has spent over $1 million on pot in his lifetime. Stuart says his addiction to marijuana is so strong that he smokes over 100 times a day just to stay “stoned” all day long. Stuart claims he can’t go anywhere or do anything without getting high. Find out what Stuart says to Dr. Phil that leaves him speechless. Plus, Stuart’s wife, Renee, claims she is desperate for Stuart to put down his pipe once and for all but admits that she drives her husband to marijuana dispensaries. Can Renee stop enabling her husband’s addiction?New
Thursday, 12 May 2022Despite having 3,000 bottles of shampoo, 30,000 shirts, 5,000 cookbooks, and boxes on top of boxes of things, Kristen says she doesn’t think she is a hoarder. But Kristen claims her “collection of things” has created a problem. She just bought a new house and after already moving in 600 boxes, she says she's completely running out of room, and there is a whole lot more to pack. From buying unclaimed storage containers to dumpster diving, Kristen says she cannot give up an opportunity to collect something that’s a good deal. But is there more to Kristen’s collecting than meets the eye? Find out the shocking reason Kristen says it is hard for her to part with her belongings. Plus, meet Kristen’s friends who say they are concerned that her “hoarding” is keeping their friend isolated.New
Wednesday, 11 May 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Sara and her husband, Jason. Sara revealed a secret she had been hiding for nearly two decades -- that Jason’s violent temper sometimes has left her battered and bruised. Jason doesn’t deny his violent and abusive temper. In fact, he admits that when he’s provoked, he can be a dangerous man. Jason says he is willing to do whatever it takes to save his family and change his behavior -- but will he take Dr. Phil’s advice? Plus, Jason says violence and aggression are all he knows when it comes to resolving conflict, so Dr. Phil invites the star of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, to help teach Jason a healthier way to navigate conflict. And, Dr. Phil checks in with Jason and Sara one month after taping -- it’s an update you will not want to miss!New
Tuesday, 10 May 2022Sara, a married mother, claims she is lifting the veil of secrecy on something she’s kept hidden for nearly two decades. Sara claims it’s a secret that, when revealed, will explain the reason behind why she sometimes has bruises and often lives such an isolated life. Sara claims her husband, Jason, has a violent and uncontrollable temper that has resulted in physical abuse toward her. Jason admits that violence and aggression are all he knows and says when he gets angry, “a devil takes over,” and inflicting pain on the person who triggered him is, sadly, his only instinct. But Jason says Sara isn’t the only person who has seen his anger. Jason says when he feels disrespected, he doesn’t care where he is or who the person is; he will use his hands to resolve the conflict.New
Monday, 9 May 2022Danielle says her marriage to her husband, Josh, is “totally toxic.” She claims not only has he repeatedly cheated on her, but he’s also physically abusive and has shoved a bleach-soaked rag down her throat and choked her to the point where she thought she was going to die. Danielle, who is 13-weeks pregnant, says this has all occurred in front of their two young children. Josh claims Danielle blames him for everything wrong in their marriage, and it's “unfair.” Josh also claims he’s bipolar, which is what causes him to become physical with Danielle and to cheat on her. But Danielle says Josh is using his bipolar disorder to excuse all his bad behavior. Can Dr. Phil help save this marriage on the brink? Find out!New
Friday, 6 May 2022Erica and Jean say they are very concerned for their 76-year-old mother, Blanche, and they are giving her an ultimatum: choose fentanyl or the family. The sisters claim they had an abusive upbringing with Blanche and hold a lot of resentment toward her. They also say Blanche has an addictive personality with prescription drugs, food, and shopping. Erica says their mother takes too many medications, and they say they are worried that she will hurt someone else, as she has been in several car accidents. Blanche insists she isn’t an addict but is dependent on her medications, which is different. Blanche claims she has always been the outcast of her family and hopes they will finally hear her perspective with the help of Dr. Phil.New
Thursday, 5 May 2022A model stabs her boyfriend to death inside a luxury Miami high rise. Shocking video shows Courtney Clenney, a social media influencer who boasts millions of followers, wearing a bikini top and covered in her boyfriend, Christian “Toby” Obumseli’s, blood. Was this murder or self-defense? Clenney’s attorney claims she is devastated and killed Obumseli in a desperate act to save her own life. But Obumseli 's family says they believe he was the one being abused -- and are calling for Clenney’s arrest. The family speaks out about their fight for justice in this Dr. Phil exclusive interview.New
Wednesday, 4 May 2022Brian “The Bull” Barbosa was once a two-time Interim World Middleweight champion, but now, his fiancée, Gina, claims Brian has become a shell of his former self. Gina claims Brian has not only been homeless for the past 10 years and spent time in prison for a violent crime, but she also claims he is struggling with substance abuse, a traumatic brain injury from boxing, as well as serious mental illness. Gina says she worries if she were to leave Brian, that he would become a threat to society because she is the one person trying to help him. Brian says he does not have an issue with drugs or alcohol, but admits there is something seriously wrong with his brain. Find out what happens when Dr. Phil reveals the results of a state-of-the-art brain scan Dr. Phil set up for Brian to take. Will the results be too much for Brian to handle?New
Tuesday, 3 May 2022Heather says her mother, Valerie, once looked like a beauty queen and was a singer, dancer, and the life of the party -- but not anymore. Almost seven years ago, Valerie was evicted from her apartment and lost almost everything she owned. Now, Heather says her mother is choosing to live in a tent on the streets, drinking two bottles of vodka a day. Heather says she’s tried to cut her mother from her life, but the weight of knowing her mother is out on the streets alone is taking a devastating toll on Heather. How did Valerie get to rock bottom? Should Heather “disown” her mother? Is there a way she can have her mother in her life? Find out what Dr. Phil thinks Heather should do when he sits down to talk to the entire family.New
Monday, 2 May 2022Yvette and Steve have been together for 32 years and married for 28 – but Yvette says the past 15 have been a nightmare because she claims Steve has been cheating and hacking into her phone to cover it up. She says the situation has gotten so stressful, her weight has dropped to 97 pounds and she moved out of their house. Steve, on the other hand, says he would never cheat on his wife, and her accusations are completely false – and their 19-year-old daughter, Monique, agrees. Monique says her mom doesn’t have any proof, and her dad is not tech-savvy, but she continues to pick fights and question his behavior. Dr. Phil did some digging and discovered this situation is not as straightforward as it may seem. See what he reveals. And, Yvette brought evidence for Dr. Phil to examine. What are the findings? Tune in to find out.New
Friday, 29 April 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with past guest Lois, who says she disregarded Dr. Phil’s advice that her online boyfriend “Fred” was scamming her. Now, Dr. Phil’s investigation of “Fred” continues with a visit to Jamaica and the grocery store near where “Fred” claims he is located. What happens? Plus, hear from a recent guest who also says she disregarded Dr. Phil’s advice regarding her online relationship. Jane says she put her house on the market for her online boyfriend, “Jonathan,” and was introduced to the real man in the photos onstage. What happened after the taping? And where is she living now? Tune in to find out.New
Thursday, 28 April 2022Dr. Phil has filmed over 3,596 episodes with nearly 20,000 guests, and not everyone listens to his advice, which is their right. Two years ago, Lois came to Dr. Phil with her family to investigate three men she was talking to online, in Dr. Phil’s first ever three-part series. Lois was introduced to one man, “Paul Shaw,” in-studio, and another man, “Fred Adler,” virtually, and acknowledged that she was being scammed. Recently, Lois called a Dr. Phil producer saying “Fred” was now in Jamaica struggling to survive, and that the man Dr. Phil revealed to her was just a “look-alike.” Lois asked for Dr. Phil’s help again to get “Fred” from Jamaica to the U.S. so they could be together. What kind of problems did “Fred” say he was experiencing? Find out.New
Wednesday, 27 April 2022Donna says ever since she gained guardianship of her three grandchildren, the middle child, 14-year-old Emilie, has been out of control. She says Emilie smokes marijuana daily, skips school, lies, and has even stolen her great grandmother, Nancy’s, car and caused $13,000 worth of damage! Donna says she can’t get Emilie to follow any of her rules, so she sent her to live with Nancy, her mother. Emilie and her older sister, Hannah, both say Emilie is not the problem. They say Emilie has been grounded for six years straight without any sight of leniency in the future. So, who’s to blame for Emilie’s rebellion, and why is she always breaking the rules?New
Tuesday, 26 April 2022Whoever said being in a long-term relationship was easy? If you’re wishing you were married, thinking about getting married, or are married, you won’t want to miss this episode. After 21 years of marriage, Paula says she’s thinking about divorcing her husband, Jeremy, because, in her words, he’s “clueless, absent, and non-verbal.” But Jeremy says the real problem is Paula. He says not only is Paula controlling, but she’s a grudge-holder, too, and won’t move on from a mistake he made almost 10 years ago. Find out the mistake Jeremy made, and Dr. Phil gets to the bottom of why Paula is so controlling. Plus, Dr. Phil and Robin share the secret to their 45-year marriage.New
Monday, 25 April 2022The U.S. is the tenth most obese country in the world, and data from the CDC shows 16 states have obesity rates of 35% or higher. In addition to physical changes, studies have shown an association between obesity and various mental issues, including depression and anxiety. Dr. Phil takes a closer look at the psychology of obesity. First, Dr. Phil meets a woman who used to weigh 700 pounds but now advocates for living a healthy lifestyle. And, a published professor shares some shocking statistics. Next, hear from a woman who says she is body positive and proud, and encourages everyone to embrace their natural curves. Then, Dr. Phil meets a woman who once served as a mental health counselor but says she now weighs more than she ever imagined. Plus, television personality Brooke Burke discusses her health and fitness app, Brooke Burke Body, and her personal connection to obesity. Tune in to find out the surprise she has in store for one guest!New
Friday, 22 April 2022Deborah says for 27 years, she put her father, Robert Brashers, on a pedestal. She says that all changed three years ago when the police knocked on her door and asked for a DNA sample. That’s when she says she learned her loving, perfect father had lived a double life – and then his name was splashed across the headlines. Investigators determined Brashers was responsible for a string of killings, sexual assaults, and burglaries between 1985 and 1998. Deborah says she wonders how could this be the father she loved? And, more importantly, how was he able get away with murder before he died in 1999? Deborah says she feels guilty for her father’s sins and asks Dr. Phil if she’s been contaminated by her father’s DNA.New
Thursday, 21 April 2022Alicia and Shaniqua claim they had an abusive upbringing with their mother, Naretha, and that their lives are still affected by it. Alicia says she got her life together by getting her master’s degree and having a good job, but says she is hurt that her mother doesn’t acknowledge it and just wants an apology from her. Shaniqua says she has trust issues with men due to her upbringing and claims their younger brother Curtis is abusive to his girlfriend due to them being brought up in a house full of abuse. Curtis says he is the black sheep of the family and was always treated the worst by their mother but has distanced himself from the family because they are always out to get him. Naretha admits she wasn’t perfect and says she regrets not being able to open up to her kids, but wants her children to stop holding the past against her. Can this broken family that is seeking apologies from one another move forward as a family?New
Wednesday, 20 April 2022Mercedes and her sister, Hanee, say that Mercedes’ 14-year-old daughter, Marie, is intelligent and capable but is completely out of control. The sisters and Mercedes’ husband, Carlos, say Marie is extremely violent, disrespectful, and accusatory, even after going to numerous inpatient treatment programs -- including one two-year stay. Marie says her behavior is a reaction to how her family treats her. She says the only person she has been able to confide in is the family’s neighbor Justin. So why did he press charges against Marie? Can Dr. Phil help this fractured family identify the root cause of this young woman’s rage?New
Tuesday, 19 April 2022Dr. Phil updates two crime stories. After 13-year-old Dylan Redwine disappeared in November 2012, his divorced parents, Elaine and Mark, and older brother, Cory, appeared on Dr.Phil trying to find answers. Almost 10 years later, Dylan’s father, Mark Redwine - who sat on the stage and denied knowing anything about his son’s whereabouts – was convicted of killing Dylan. Elaine and Cory update Dr. Phil on the details of the case since Mark was found guilty last fall and sentenced to 48 years in prison. Dr. Phil discusses how they can finally move on with their lives now that they have sought justice for Dylan. Then, hear from Cheryl, who appeared on Dr. Phil eight years ago, to find out what happened to her two grandchildren, 4-year-old Keira and 18-month-old Darby, who died just three months apart. She said she thought it was very suspicious and wanted answers. Today, Cheryl is still fighting for justice and says she will always be looking for the truth. Dr. Phil, as well as Elaine and Cory, offer words of encouragement and support.New
Monday, 18 April 2022Justin says his relationship with his fiancé of 11 years, Elizabeth, is “broken and unfixable.” He claims that not only is she a bad parent, but a bad person! Justin says that every day, they have loud and violent fights that have resulted in the police being called to their home 19 times in the past two years. Elizabeth claims Justin is verbally abusive, controlling, demeaning, and refuses to get over her past infidelity. She even had Justin arrested for domestic violence after he threw a saltshaker at the back of her head! Can Dr. Phil help fix this broken, toxic relationship? Find out!New
Friday, 15 April 2022Yesterday, Dr. Phil sat down with Alicia Quarles, Senior News Correspondent for DailyMailTV and DailyMail.com, to discuss her exclusive interviews with fake German heiress Anna Delvey, who served almost four years in prison for swindling New York’s elite. Today, Dr. Phil conducts an exclusive interview with Anna from the detention facility where she currently is being held – and asks some tough questions. What does Anna have to say? Dr. Phil also talks to Neff, a friend of Anna’s who is speaking out on television for the first time. Lastly, Dr. Phil meets the videographer who traveled with Anna on a lavish vacation to Morocco – who offers an interesting perspective – and wants to clear the air. Tune in to hear more about the story of Anna Delvey that everyone is talking about.New
Thursday, 14 April 2022In 2019, Anna Delvey, born Anna Sorokin, went from being “it girl” to incarcerated and served roughly four years in jail for swindling New York’s elite. Earlier this year, Netflix’s hit docuseries Inventing Anna turned fake German heiress Anna Delvey into a household name. Today, Dr. Phil meets Alicia Quarles, senior news correspondent for DailyMailTV and DailyMail.com, who interviewed Anna twice – once when she was released from prison in 2021 and again last month from a detainment facility after being rearrested for overstaying her visa. Together, Dr. Phil and Alicia dissect her interviews with Anna and discuss the question everyone has been asking: If she’s not a German heiress, who is the real Anna Delvey? Dr. Phil also speaks with a few of Anna’s supporters who say they are helping her move from “con artist” to artist. You won’t want to miss part one of this two-part episode.New
Wednesday, 13 April 2022Michelle says she wonders if her rocky divorce from Michael drove her son Logan to use drugs. She says their divorce was messy, there were accusations of cheating, the police were called, and their children witnessed it all. Logan, who was introduced to heroin at 17, says his addiction started after seeing his father use alcohol to cope with stress. Logan’s family has been trying to help him by sending him to rehabs, cutting him off, and even letting him live under a bridge so he would hit rock bottom. Michelle and her son Josh say they haven’t seen Logan for 27 months, and Michael says he last saw him three years ago. Logan’s friend Pastor Zach helped track down Logan after he had an overdose and brings him straight from the hospital to Dr. Phil’s stage to face his family.New
Tuesday, 12 April 2022Samantha says after her husband of nine years, Zachary, accused her of cheating, lying, and using drugs, and saying people were following him home from work, she separated from him for three months. After reconciling, they moved into her mother-in-law, Christal’s, home, but Samantha claims Zachary’s paranoia just got worse. She says he now accuses her of sleeping with over 170 people, including family members and U.S. presidents. Christal says she is also concerned with her son’s erratic behavior and is even contemplating choosing her daughter-in-law and grandchildren over her own son. But Zachary claims he knows the truth and is tired of his wife and mother siding against him. Dr. Phil, along with family psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy, talks with the family to find out why they claim Zachary appeared to suddenly change one day -- going from a “normal” husband, father, and son to someone suffering from delusions.New
Monday, 11 April 2022Dr. Phil examines the psychology behind the behaviors of those in the public eye. First, a panel of experts, including Court TV anchor Vinnie Politan, litigator Steve Greenberg, legal analyst Laura McNeal, attorney and host of the SuitUp podcast, Exavier Pope, and Founder and Executive Director of The Chicago Project Tracy Siska, discuss the prosecution, sentencing, and release of Jussie Smollett. Then, Scott Rouse, Chase Hughes, Greg Hartley, and Mark Bowden, also known as The Behavior Panel, weigh in on Smollett’s body language in court. Plus, Dr. Phil’s experts discuss the infamous slap between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards. Dr. Phil analyzes these behaviors and reveals their possible deeper meanings.New
Friday, 8 April 2022A rideshare driver claims she was left fighting for her life after being kidnapped, attacked, and left for dead by a teenage passenger with a sinister plan. In an exclusive interview, she describes the attack she claims she survived on her ride. Plus, a single mother of five is arrested and thrown behind bars for allowing her adolescent daughter to babysit her younger child while she went to work. She speaks out in an exclusive interview.New
Thursday, 7 April 2022Two women say they believed they had met Prince Charming on Tinder – but had no idea they were dealing with an alleged international con man. Cecile and Pernilla gained international attention after starring in the Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler, where they shared their story about the man they claim duped them and left them heartbroken and in debt. They say Simon Leviev seemed perfect, handsome, well-traveled, and very rich. They say he told them he was the son of a diamond mogul known as the “King of diamonds,” an allegation he denies. But both women claim he was really a scammer who conned them and other women, stealing their life savings. Leviev, who has not been charged with any crimes against either woman, insists he is a legitimate businessman and not a con artist.New
Wednesday, 6 April 2022Cassie insists her teen daughter’s behavior is the root cause of her family’s dysfunction, despite her husband, Jonah, being addicted to drugs and alcohol and endangering their children. Dr. Phil presents Cassie with a difficult choice: pick your children or your husband. Cassie’s mother, Sandy, also joins and says she believes her granddaughter’s behavior will never improve until her parents get their act together. What will Cassie decide? Find out!New
Tuesday, 5 April 2022Cassie says the stress of raising four children, including her 15-year-old daughter, Brinley, is making her physically ill. She claims Brinley is constantly smoking pot, vaping, and running away. She says that recently, Brinley disappeared for three days and claims she was kidnapped before making a daring escape from her captors! But Cassie also says her husband, Jonah, is addicted to drugs and uses alcohol to excess and that his unsafe behaviors while under the influence have caused him to become a danger to her children. Dr. Phil enlists Brinley’s help to try and get her mom to see the real problem in this family. Don’t miss it!New
Monday, 4 April 2022Brenda and her husband, Andy, say they’re desperately worried about Brenda’s daughter, Autumn, who is living off the grid somewhere in the desert in Arizona, without housing, money or a job. They say they believe Autumn has been brainwashed by her spiritual husband, Mark, to make some very unsafe decisions. But, Autumn disagrees and says she and Mark are in love, and they’ll always follow each other because their "ship is going in the same direction." Autumn’s younger sister, Kaitlyn, says she’s even thought about driving out to Arizona and trying to force her sister to move back home to live with their family in Wisconsin. Dr. Phil talks with the entire family about how to encourage positive change for Autumn and Mark, and offers real possibilities for them to seek the careers they claim are their dream jobs working on a ranch with animals.New
Friday, 1 April 2022Deanna says she’s been really down on herself since she started losing her hair and was diagnosed with alopecia several years ago. She even wrote to Dr. Phil saying she thinks she’s “the ugliest woman in the world.” Deanna's best friend, Marcia, and husband, Tim, ask Dr. Phil if he can help change her attitude. See what happens when he enlists the help of celebrity wig designer Amy Gibson and style expert Alison Deyette! Then, Ted says he is determined to get his wife of 17 years and former LA Lakers cheerleader, Eleni, to start laughing and cheering like she used to. Over the course of a two-year period, Eleni lost both of her parents, her mother-in-law, and her dog -- and had a lot of bad luck. Dr. Phil talks with Ted and Eleni about how to find brightness again in their lives. And, Dr. Phil sits down with 16-time Grammy Award winner David Foster and his wife, singer and songwriter Katharine McPhee, to hear about their upcoming show in Las Vegas. Don’t miss their performance!New
Thursday, 31 March 2022Cassie insists her teen daughter’s behavior is the root cause of her family’s dysfunction, despite her husband, Jonah, being addicted to drugs and alcohol and endangering their children. Dr. Phil presents Cassie with a difficult choice: pick your children or your husband. Cassie’s mother, Sandy, also joins and says she believes her granddaughter’s behavior will never improve until her parents get their act together. What will Cassie decide? Find out!New
Wednesday, 30 March 2022Cassie says the stress of raising four children, including her 15-year-old daughter, Brinley, is making her physically ill. She claims Brinley is constantly smoking pot, vaping, and running away. She says that recently, Brinley disappeared for three days and claims she was kidnapped before making a daring escape from her captors! But Cassie also says her husband, Jonah, is addicted to drugs and uses alcohol to excess and that his unsafe behaviors while under the influence have caused him to become a danger to her children. Dr. Phil enlists Brinley’s help to try and get her mom to see the real problem in this family. Don’t miss it!New
Tuesday, 29 March 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Brittany, who claims her dad, Charlie, is being scammed by his online fiancée, “Stephanie,” and her roommate, “Carina.” Charlie says he doesn’t know where his relationship with “Stephanie” stands but still hopes to get married when they meet in person – whenever that is. In the past, Charlie says “Stephanie” has missed 10 flights when promising to visit – but not today. The real women in the photos are here, and Charlie meets them face-to-face. What happens? Find out today on this part-two conclusion.New
Monday, 28 March 2022Dr. Phil meets Brittany, who claims her dad, Charlie, is being scammed by his online fiancée, “Stephanie,” and her roommate, “Carina.” Charlie says he has given “Stephanie” over $25,000 – and she hasn’t paid him back, despite her promises to do so. Charlie says he's tired of her excuses and even wants her arrested! Brittany says “Stephanie” claims she is expecting a $4.5 million inheritance and tells her dad she is sending him $250,000 – and Brittany says she wants answers. Dr. Phil starts his investigation in Los Angeles and ends in Denmark, where “Stephanie” claims her inheritance is being held. Tune in to find out what happens!New
Friday, 25 March 2022Samantha wrote to Dr. Phil after she claims her mini gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana went terribly wrong. She says that when she wanted to leave the hospital, her husband, Josh, stood by and would not help her leave. She also says that since waking up from the surgery, she’s been terrified to eat, afraid of her own shadow, and the stress is tearing apart her already fractured family.New
Thursday, 24 March 2022Amanda says she is worried for her 17-year-old daughter, Ollie. She says even though she and her husband, Junior, used drugs excessively during most of Ollie's childhood, they are doing the best that they can in parenting Ollie. Junior says he wants to kick Ollie out the second she turns 18. He says he has had enough of her stealing cars, physically fighting and running away. Ollie says she feels like she is a normal teen doing normal teenager things and felt like she had to raise herself during her parents’ bad past. Ollie says she thinks her parents don’t think her life is important, so they should allow her to do what she wants.New
Wednesday, 23 March 2022The pandemic made it easier for online predators to prey on children stuck at home. Dr. Phil speaks with parents who have experienced the dark side of the internet. First, Patrick’s 15-year-old daughter, Sophie, was last seen four years ago on surveillance footage walking down a street in the early morning hours. The police told Patrick they found on Sophie’s computer that she was dabbling in adult websites which could have gotten her entangled in human trafficking. Next, Meaghan says she caught her young daughter chatting and sending explicit videos to older men. Plus, Roo Powell is a child advocate who transforms herself into online teenage decoys to help law enforcement catch predators. And, human trafficking and online sex crime expert Detective Joseph Scaramucci tells Dr. Phil what to look for on your child’s phone.New
Tuesday, 22 March 2022Sumyr and her partner, Wayne, say every day is a “chaotic, hellish, nightmare” because of her out-of-control 13-year-old son, Ash. Sumyr claims if they ever say “No” to Ash, he will hit, bite, and kick them and sometimes hurt their dogs! Sumyr claims in July, Ash even set her car on fire! But Ash’s grandmother, Lenora, blames her daughter for provoking Ash to violence and claims he’s never acted out under her supervision. In fact, she claims Sumyr is trying to get Ash taken into custody by the authorities so she doesn’t have to parent him anymore. So, which is it? Is Ash out of control or provoked by his mother? Find out!New
Monday, 21 March 2022Two young women say they are suffering from phobias they claim have completely taken over their lives. First, Bethany says she is absolutely terrified of all pregnant women! She says she can’t even look at a pregnant woman without having a full-blown panic attack. She says her ultimate fear is getting pregnant herself and takes extreme precautions to avoid what she calls an “unfathomable” scenario. Then, Victoria says she can’t travel or go to a party, and refuses to eat at restaurants because she’s terrified of eating or touching gluten! Victoria says she gets violently ill whenever she eats gluten and takes every precaution to avoid it, including refusing to kiss her boyfriend if she suspects he’s eaten bread or pasta. Can Dr. Phil help these two young women frozen by their fears? Find out!New
Friday, 18 March 2022Abby says her 17-year-old son, Aidan, used to be a straight-A student who was talented with sports and cooking. But she says Aidan has now turned into a stealing, violent, wannabe gangster. She says the teen’s behavior is so out of control that he has physically pushed her and has broken down their front door. Abby claims she doesn’t understand where Aidan’s anger issues stem from but wonders if it has to do with his father’s death. Aidan’s sister Kaleigh says she used to be a bad teen and acted out similarly to Aidan, and claims their mother sends them away when she doesn’t want to deal with the problem. Aidan says he knows he is going down a bad path but doesn’t know how to control his anger. He says growing up in his house was always chaotic, and his mom is too strict with her parenting. Abby says she is a licensed counselor for troubled teens and doesn’t understand how she can help others but not her own son.New
Thursday, 17 March 2022Renee says she has been caring for her 34-year-old daughter, Danielle, for over two decades because of her extreme case of anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Danielle, who now weighs 68 pounds, says she first believed she was fat in elementary school and then starved herself at age 14 and dropped around 50 pounds. Danielle says she was then admitted into a hospital and had a feeding tube put in, beginning a constant cycle of hospital visits. Now, as an adult, Danielle admits she has posed as a nutrition counselor advising others online on how to lose weight. Danielle’s friend, Thalia, says she felt compelled to reach out to Dr. Phil for advice after seeing Danielle looking emaciated in birthday photos on social media.New
Wednesday, 16 March 2022As a string of high-profile stories dominate the news, Dr. Phil addresses the complex issue of suicide. Kim says that she and her family never imagined their 20-year-old son, Bryson, would die by suicide. Kim says Bryson had no history of mental illness, no chemical imbalances or drug use. Kim says she is looking for answers and strength to work through the immense grief she is feeling. Kim’s husband, Brian, says he is still in a state of shock that he is gone. Brian says he and his family want to meet with Dr. Phil to raise awareness so that other families do not have to go through a similar experience. Bryson’s sister, Peyton, says she is trying to stay strong for her family during this impossibly difficult time. Then, Justice says her mother died by suicide in 2019, and she is still working through immense grief. However, she shares a message of hope with Bryson’s family. And, Tenny’s daughter Tara died by suicide in 2019 at age 27. Tenny says she had no idea her daughter was struggling and feels guilty that she missed the warning signs. Dr. Phil also meets a mother of three, Carol, whose beloved son Matt died by suicide in 2017. Carol says she is now a member of a support group that mentors families affected by suicide.
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Tuesday, 15 March 2022The whole world is watching Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with horror. Dr. Phil speaks with several people deeply and personally affected by the senseless violence both in Ukraine and abroad. Also, meet a young man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – a country whose history of conflict goes back centuries – who is hoping to change the DRC’s future.New
Monday, 14 March 2022Seventy-three-year-old Linda says she is currently raising her grown daughter, Angie’s, child -- and this isn’t the first time she's raised one of Angie's children. Linda’s sister, Joanie, wrote to Dr. Phil desperate for help because she says the stress of raising a second grandchild and Angie’s instability have left Linda with terrible health issues. Can Dr. Phil get Angie to commit to parenting her preteen daughter and stop relying on Linda?New
Friday, 11 March 2022The conversation over the cause and solution to homelessness in America continues with experts, advocates, residents, and people currently experiencing homelessness all weighing in. Jennifer says she was forced to erect a 10-foot high electric fence around her property after an encampment infringed upon it. Then, Mark, who is the President of the Venice Stakeholders Association in Venice, California, says lax laws and social service programs that bring food and blankets to homeless people have caused an explosion of homelessness in his backyard. He says he is fighting to remove people from his streets due to the safety concerns many residents claim to have. Plus, Dr. Phil visits a homeless community and sits down with a young couple who went from having a condo in the suburbs to struggling to survive in an RV. It’s a raw and real conversation you won’t want to miss.New
Thursday, 10 March 2022We all see the news reports and images of people experiencing homelessness in America. But what’s most shocking is the divide over the cause of this human suffering -- and how to fix it. Some blame mental illness and addiction for this crisis, demanding removal of encampments due to serious safety concerns. On the other side, advocacy groups strongly disagree that homelessness is the result of mental illness and addiction and are fighting to decriminalize the “survival behaviors” of people living on the streets. Today, Dr. Phil speaks with advocates, experts, residents, and people currently experiencing homelessness to discuss this hotly contested social issue. Plus, Dr. Phil and Robin visit an RV community that has become a safe haven for people experiencing homelessness.New
Wednesday, 9 March 2022Caitlin claims her sister Rebecca is in complete denial that she has a drug addiction, alleging that she “doctor shops” to obtain different prescription medications. Rebecca denies these claims, saying doctors have prescribed all her medication, she isn’t an addict, and she doesn’t understand why her family is worried and brought her to speak to Dr. Phil. Caitlin also claims Rebecca has lost custody of her special needs daughter, has been to jail, and has lost several friends and her fiancé due to drug use. Rebecca’s older sister, Jennifer, claims Rebecca doesn’t have a job, lives in her van, and has stolen thousands of dollars from their sick mother. Their mother, Cathy, says she has enabled Rebecca but feels she has to in order to take care of her granddaughter. Cathy says Rebecca uses the excuse that she is grieving over the losses in her life instead of getting her life together.New
Tuesday, 8 March 2022Four families come together to talk about the loss of their young children. They say their children purchased counterfeit pills on social media, which were laced with fentanyl, a deadly drug that killed their children within moments. These families say it only took one pill – and in some cases just a quarter of a pill – to kill their children after consumption. The families are demanding changes to laws, policies, and accountability from social media companies.New
Monday, 7 March 2022The beauty and personal care market is a billion-dollar industry, which poses interesting questions: what is beauty anyway, and what are the adverse effects of not being viewed as what society deems to be “beautiful”? As the world is more connected online, beauty trends spread quickly, constantly redefining what beauty means. Today, Dr. Phil discusses how the standards of beauty have changed over time and how some men and women are rebelling against what they believe are outdated societal standards. First, meet two women who made headlines for “rebelling” against societal norms and embracing their “unconventional” beauty. Then, hear from a woman who says she moved to America after idolizing what she says is “classic beauty” from afar. And, Dr. Phil talks to a woman who says she was bullied from an early age due to her body hair but now embraces it. Plus, Dr. Phil meets a self-proclaimed lip-filler addict and a plastic surgeon and discusses the dangers of going “too far.” You won’t want to miss this interesting discussion.New
Friday, 4 March 2022Esther’s parents say their beautiful 38-year-old daughter is nothing but a miracle. Six years ago, doctors removed a tumor the size of a lemon from her brain, and Esther had to relearn how to do everything, from walking and talking to taking a shower. It took three months, but she made a full recovery. But years later, Esther says she was having full blown panic attacks that were so debilitating they prevented her from living a normal life. Esther’s father, Dave, says he had to become her full-time caretaker and moved into her tiny studio apartment, while her mother, Mary, says she shared the burden with her ex-husband. But after a year of living together and dealing with her parents, Esther says she's sick of being treated like a child. Dr. Phil discovers the root of Esther’s anxiety. Plus, NFL Fox reporter Jay Glazer shares his personal story of battling anxiety and depression that he calls “the gray.”New
Thursday, 3 March 2022Today, surprising updates from some of the most memorable guests who have appeared on Dr. Phil. First, Fran previously found out her relationship with “Craig” was an online romance scam. Fran says she deleted “Craig’s” contact information and promised to stop talking to him – so why did she let him back into her life? Then, find out what happened to Teresa, who was addicted to heroin and 7 months pregnant. How is her baby now? And, is Teresa sober? Dr. Phil also checks in with Jenny, who said she hated being a mother – but she has five children! How does she feel now, and how has her relationship been with her children since she met with Dr. Phil? Plus, tune in for even more surprising updates with previous guests.New
Wednesday, 2 March 2022Baylen bravely took a risk and posted TikTok videos of her daily struggles with Tourette syndrome. Her videos quickly went viral, and she now has over 3 million followers. Baylen says she struggles daily with her tics and OCD, and her parents are trying to help her get better. Baylen says social media helped her gain the confidence to go out in public again, while doctors told her to stay home. Singer and influencer Lele Pons says she also suffers from OCD, Tourette syndrome, and depression but has had a different experience on social media when sharing her story with the public. So what do these two women have in common? Dr. Phil discusses their daily battles with their mental health and how social media has affected it.New
Tuesday, 1 March 2022Fifteen years ago, Ria says she was a vulnerable 19-year-old mother with a 15-month-old son, Javon. She says she joined a religious group called “1 Mind Ministries” to immerse herself in Christianity. Ria says the leader of the group, “Queen Antoinette,” demanded Ria’s child be starved after he didn’t say “amen” at the end of Grace. Ria says she wanted to save her son but the group’s leader ordered everyone else to closely watch Ria to make sure she didn’t give him food and water. Now 35, Ria says she’s never had the courage to tell her story until now. Find out what Ria says really happened when she shares about the mind control the religious leader had over her. Plus, Joy Fluker says she knows all about mind control because she grew up living with her mother, Anna Young, the leader of “House of Prayer.” In 2016, Joy says she felt guilty but knew it was the right thing to do when she called the police to report her mother. What did her mother do? Find out when Joy tells Dr. Phil it was the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.New
Monday, 28 February 2022Dr. Phil devotes his platform to analyzing how life has changed for Black Americans in the almost two years since the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and the subsequent widespread Black Lives Matter protests demanding racial equality. Dr. Phil meets professor Dr. Shaun Harper from USC, who says that while he remains an optimist, he claims to have not seen nearly enough effective change in society to start the process of creating equality and justice between Black and white Americans. Former BLM activist Rashad Turner says he quit the movement because, according to him, they did not prioritize education for Black children. Dr. Phil also meets the President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Lydia Pope, who says Black people still don’t have equity in lending or in many other areas that govern us. Then, anti-racist attorney Natasha Scruggs joins the conversation and says Black communities are fighting on a daily basis to achieve equality and a better life for their children. Plus, white ally Allison Mahaley joins the conversation with what she believes white people should understand. Watch while Rashad and Natasha engage in a spirited conversation about what needs to change in the Black community for equity to be realized. And, Dr. Phil visits a Black-owned, Black-run restaurant in South Los Angeles, Alta Adams, to break bread with owner and chef Keith Corbin, who says being a Black business owner is as challenging as it is rewarding.New
Friday, 25 February 2022Tommy and his wife, Rachel, have been married for over 30 years, but Tommy says he believes his wife has been hiding major secrets from him over the past three years. He accuses Rachel of cheating on him with multiple different men and claims last year, she hired a hitman to have him murdered! Tommy says to make things worse, his wife has a drinking problem and consumes at least one to three pints of vodka every day. Rachel admits that she has an addiction to alcohol but adamantly denies all of Tommy’s other allegations. She insists she has never cheated, nor has she hired anyone to get rid of him. Tommy and Rachel both say they want the truth before their marriage spirals even further out of control.New
Thursday, 24 February 2022Is social media good or bad? Is it good for your mental health or can it negatively affect you? Does the use of filters on your pictures and videos on social media affect how you perceive your own body image? It’s the new addiction of our time, and there are proven studies that many people use social media in an attempt to feel better about themselves -- whether they are trying to gain more followers, compare their lives to others, or seek “likes” in order to get validation. Dr. Phil, his panel of experts, and people who are on social media uncover the positives and negatives of social media and what it’s doing to our culture.New
Wednesday, 23 February 2022Peggy wrote to Dr. Phil four times saying she is upset that her marriage to Steve lacks communication, affection, and sex -- because they have never consummated their union since saying “I do” 13 years ago. While Steve admits he is responsible for some of their marriage issues, he claims Peggy pushed him away by hitting and slapping him and being too controlling. Then, both Dr. Phil and Robin sit down with Peggy and Steve to talk about the future of their relationship and the importance of taking instances of domestic violence seriously.New
Tuesday, 22 February 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Jane, who recently sold her dream home and has sent her online boyfriend, “Jonathan,” close to $1 million dollars. Today, Dr. Phil sends a producer to Miami to look for “Jonathan,” who claims he is stuck on a construction site. What does the producer discover? Plus, the man in the photos of “Jonathan” joins Dr. Phil. What does he have to say to Jane? Find out!New
Monday, 21 February 2022Rebecca says her best friend, Jane, is being scammed by her online boyfriend, “Jonathan,” who claims he is stuck on a construction site in Miami. Jane says she is in love with “Jonathan,” and has been sending him money through wire transfers and cryptocurrency machines – totaling nearly $1 million dollars – an amount most of Jane’s friends and family are unaware of. Additionally, Jane says “Jonathan” convinced her to put her house on the market, and she plans to send him $140,000 of the profit and then move to Miami to live with him. Watch as Dr. Phil sits down with Rebecca, Jane, and Jane’s aunt, Patty, in hopes of uncovering the truth about “Jonathan.”New
Friday, 18 February 2022Dr. Phil talks with Debra and Tiheba who claim they experienced abuse while incarcerated. The women, along with Kathy, whose daughter Keiko is currently in prison, say they agree those who break the law should be punished, however, they also strongly believe that no one should suffer abuse while serving time. Then, William, a correctional officer for 17 years, says the public should be aware that prison guards deal with unspeakable stress. And, California State Representative Karen Bass joins the conversation. Rep. Bass discusses how she previously worked with Dr. Phil and Robin to advocate for prison reform, particularly for the protection of pregnant women and their babies who were born behind bars, and the bills she wishes to pass in the near future.New
Thursday, 17 February 2022Lance and his wife, Julie, discuss their emotional journey figuring out a medical diagnosis for their son, Jaxon. He has a neurological disorder called Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 7, preventing him from feeling any pain, which has led him to injure himself dozens of times. Then, Dr. Phil sits down with larger-than-life 16-year-old Jaxon, who is described by his family and close friend, Stacy, as having infectious positivity, compassion toward others, and a fantastic sense of humor. Dr. Phil surprises the teen with a visit with his favorite YouTube personality, MrBeast. And, meet Jaxon’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. David Feldman, from the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, who says he is rebuilding Jaxon so he can have a healthier future.New
Wednesday, 16 February 2022As violent crime continues to rise across the country, Dr. Phil invites everyday citizens, law enforcement, and policymakers to discuss this burning issue. Alana says she was pistol-whipped, shot in the face, and left for dead during an attempted carjacking at her local supermarket last year. She says she encourages everyone to learn to defend themselves and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Then, Aaron is a former police officer who quit in 2018 because he says he could no longer stand the lack of support from the media and the public regarding law enforcement. Emada Tingirides, an LAPD officer of 27 years, says the police’s priority is safety on the streets. And, Thomas Abt, a lawyer and criminal reform policy advisor, says that while crime is high, it is not as widespread as the media would have us believe. Watch while Aaron, Emada and Thomas debate what they believe to be the solution to the violent crime epidemic.New
Tuesday, 15 February 2022Today, surprising updates from some of the most memorable guests who have appeared on Dr. Phil. First, Fran previously found out her relationship with “Craig” was an online romance scam. Fran says she deleted “Craig’s” contact information and promised to stop talking to him – so why did she let him back into her life? Then, find out what happened to Teresa, who was addicted to heroin and 7months pregnant. How is her baby now? And, is Teresa sober? Dr. Phil also checks in with Jenny, who said she hated being a mother – but she has five children! How does she feel now, and how has her relationship been with her children since she met with Dr. Phil? Plus, tune in for even more surprising updates with previous guests.New
Monday, 14 February 2022Ida wrote to Dr. Phil desperate for help to break the cycle of dysfunction with her two sets of twin daughters. She says she had her daughters before she was 19 and swore she would protect them from the dangerous situations that led to her youthful indiscretions. Ida says she failed, and they have been cursed, following in the worst parts of her footsteps. Her daughters say growing up, their mom was emotionally void and their home was filled with chaos. Everyone in the family says they are determined to break the generational legacy of abuse, mental illness, and assault with the help of Dr. Phil.New
Friday, 11 February 2022Almost 10 million households in the US own timeshares – which are shared ownership of vacation property for a predetermined amount of time – in some of the most picturesque places around the world. Today, Dr. Phil meets a hard-working nurse who says in 2013, she purchased a timeshare in Cabo San Lucas. However, two years ago, she says she got a call from someone claiming to be “an attorney” in Mexico, stating there was a data breach at her resort, and she was entitled to a $38,580 settlement. Since then, she says she still hasn’t received a single penny – but instead, has sent “the attorney” and his associates six-times that settlement amount due to international taxes and fees. Her daughters say their mom is being scammed and want answers. What will Dr. Phil uncover? Find out.New
Thursday, 10 February 2022Yesse says what was supposed to be a fun night with friends ended up turning into the worst night of her life. She says she was arrested for a crime that she didn’t commit after asking for help from the police when she discovered her shattered car window in a parking lot. She claims the police failed to consider the evidence that established her innocence and violated her rights. Yesse says her mugshot and the false charges made it to the news and went viral, which left her feeling embarrassed and upset. She says, luckily, video evidence proved her innocence and all the charges were eventually dropped, but she is still left cleaning up the mess and dealing with the trauma. Yesse’s attorney, Benjamin Taylor, says he is committed to sharing the truth of Yesse’s story and getting her justice.New
Wednesday, 9 February 2022National outrage grew after an Illinois judge made a shocking decision to overturn the guilty verdict of 18-year-old Drew Clinton who had been convicted of one count of criminal sexual assault. The judge stated that the prosecution had failed to prove their case and that the 148 days Drew had spent in county jail awaiting sentencing was “plenty of punishment.” Sixteen-year-old Cameron Vaughan claims she was passed out after a high school graduation party, when she woke up and found Drew holding a pillowcase over her face and raping her. Drew denied Cameron’s allegations and maintained that their encounter was consensual. Cameron and her father speak out in an exclusive interview.New
Tuesday, 8 February 2022Carly was dubbed as “The Miracle Lady” by doctors when she was successfully resuscitated by her husband, Larry, after being electrocuted. But now, Larry, Carly’s sister Maggie, and her mother, Marie, say Carly may have survived her accident, but she’s not the person she used to be. Instead, they say she’s exhibiting odd and extremely troubling behavior. However, not everyone in Carly’s life is convinced her experience changed her. In fact, Carly’s stepdaughters, Vanessa and Elena, say they believe Carly is actually “faking her odd behavior and milking the accident for all it’s worth” to further gain their father’s attention. To find out if Carly’s brain was altered from her accident, Dr. Phil sent Carly to a leading expert in neuroradiology to conduct an in-depth brain scan. What will the results reveal?New
Monday, 7 February 2022Bill says he believes he is a narcissist after pushing away almost all of his loved ones, including his brother Tom and daughter Bridget, who both stopped speaking to him. After a tense reunion with Tom, Bill gets emotional when Dr. Phil reunites him with Bridget. After violent fights, cruel words, and selfish behavior, will Bill start taking accountability and change?New
Friday, 4 February 2022Nicole claims that every single day she’s “verbally tortured and obliterated” by her husband, Marc. Marc says he’s so angry with Nicole because he’s 100% certain she’s cheated on him. Marc admits he secretly monitors his wife using a hidden cell phone and claims he has over 200 pieces of “irrefutable evidence” of Nicole’s infidelity. Marc says he just wants Nicole to “humble herself” and apologize already! But Nicole swears she’s never cheated, and the whole thing is in Marc’s head. Dr. Phil examines Marc’s evidence. Can this marriage possibly be repaired? Find out!New
Thursday, 3 February 2022Today, Dr. Phil meets Kyle, a 30-year-old who claims he is a fertility expert and has fathered 40 kids across the world – and 11 more on the way – as a result of his private donations. Dr. Phil also meets women Kyle has donated to. Then, Kyle is introduced to a woman who heard about Kyle’s story and wants to share her thoughts. Lastly, as a self-proclaimed “fertility expert,” Kyle sits down with a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, a supervisor from the Seattle Sperm Bank, and Dr. Charles Sophy, who weigh in on his donation process.New
Wednesday, 2 February 2022Jon Vaughn and Chuck Christian were living their dreams when they received full scholarships to play football for legendary coach Bo Schembechler at the University of Michigan. But behind closed doors, Jon and Chuck claim the team’s doctor, Robert Anderson, was sexually assaulting them. Bo’s adopted son, Matt, also claims Anderson abused him. Did Bo know about Anderson’s abuse? Then, meet Trinae Goszcar, who survived abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar and who Jon, Tad, and Chuck say inspired them to speak out against Anderson. And, Dr. Phil talks to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who presided over the Larry Nassar case. Plus, over 1,000 reported survivors of Anderson have been waiting for a settlement agreement with U of M. Attorneys finally settled on a number. Jon tells Dr. Phil how he feels about the settlement.New
Tuesday, 1 February 2022Jon Vaugh, Tad Deluca, and Chuck Christian are former University of Michigan athletes who claim they are victims of one of the biggest sex abuse scandals on a university campus. More than 1,000 people have accused the late U of M athletic doctor Robert Anderson of sexual misconduct. For 37 years, Anderson allegedly abused his power by preying on young athletes and students under the guise of medicine. Jon claims Anderson targeted his victims because he knew they would never tell. These three men share their courageous stories of how they decided to step out of anonymity as “John Does” and become the faces of sexual abuse.New
Monday, 31 January 2022Tyler says she needs Dr. Phil’s guidance on getting her life back to what it was before her traumatic police incident. She says in May 2020, she lost control of her car and hit a tree. Tyler says when the police showed up, she was unable to process the accident, and instead of the police helping her, she was arrested, tased, and thrown into jail. Tyler’s mother, Talisha, says she posted the police camera footage on social media and her videos went viral. Talisha claims Tyler suffers from mental illness due to this incident and lives with her because she lives in fear and can’t leave the house. Attorney Benjamin Taylor weighs in to analyze this case.New
Friday, 28 January 2022Tiffany claims her fiancé, Marques, forced her to expose him as a narcissist on social media, but she never imagined her online story would go viral and be viewed over 3 million times. After Tiffany’s popular post, she admits she posted more, including videos of her throwing Marques’ clothes and shoes out of a moving vehicle, and a video of her taking a pair of scissors to his clothes. Marques denies being a narcissist and insists Tiffany’s viral post was just a calculated ploy to publicly humiliate him after an argument. Marques also claims Tiffany has fabricated online content and left out important details in an effort to make him look bad. But, Tiffany claims there was a lot more about her future husband she could have exposed, but she didn’t. Is this engaged couple more likely to say “Goodbye” than “I Do”? Find out what Dr. Phil thinks.New
Thursday, 27 January 2022Michelle says she wonders if her rocky divorce from Michael drove her son Logan to use drugs. She says their divorce was messy, there were accusations of cheating, the police were called, and their children witnessed it all. Logan, who was introduced to heroin at 17, says his addiction started after seeing his father use alcohol to cope with stress. Logan’s family has been trying to help him by sending him to rehabs, cutting him off, and even letting him live under a bridge so he would hit rock bottom. Michelle and her son Josh say they haven’t seen Logan for 27 months, and Michael says he last saw him three years ago. Logan’s friend Pastor Zach helped track down Logan after he had an overdose and brings him straight from the hospital to Dr. Phil’s stage to face his family.New
Wednesday, 26 January 2022Steven says he and his girlfriend, Danielle, have been together for 20 years but that he can no longer trust her because he believes Danielle has been hiding secrets from him. He claims Danielle has been prostituting herself and is involved with dangerous people who are forcing her into a dark world of sex and drugs. Steven claims Danielle is so deep into this mess that she refuses to admit to anything – even though he says he has proof that it’s all true. Danielle denies Steven’s claims and says she’s at her breaking point with Steven and his accusations. She is adamant that Steven couldn’t be further from the truth.New
Tuesday, 25 January 2022Dr. Phil tackles the controversial topic of cryptocurrency: digital currencies that are being hailed as the future of finance by some and a scam by others. Dr. Phil meets 24-year-old JP, who claims to be generating over $1 million in Bitcoin per month and says investing in cryptocurrencies is one of the best things you can do with your money. Watch while JP goes head-to-head with financial expert Jeffrey Robinson who claims cryptocurrencies are a scam and detrimental to the environment. Dr. Phil also welcomes crypto enthusiast Larissa, who says she prioritizes cryptocurrency over dating, and King Bless who says cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are leveling the playing field between the "haves" and the "have nots." Then, meet a 15-year-old girl who claims to have made over $1 million after selling Non Fungible Tokens. Plus, a passionate audience member says she was gifted a Bitcoin over 10 years ago and says she is living proof that crypto investments are the way forward. Who will win the fierce cryptocurrency debate? Tune in to find out!New
Monday, 24 January 2022Sarah, 36, received a $5.1 million medical settlement at age 4 after her head was damaged by forceps during birth. This money was held for Sarah in a trust, but instead of receiving it at 18 or a designated age, she claims family members tried to control her money. Today, Sarah’s money is held in a conservatorship, which she regrets agreeing to, and her husband, Robert, says it’s controlling every step of their daily lives. Sarah meets with Dr. Charles Sophy, child and family psychiatrist, for an evaluation and to get his opinion as to whether she can independently handle her finances. Later, hear from Mark, who met Dr. Phil with his wife, Lori, who suffers from dementia and gave scammers half a million dollars without his knowledge. Mark wonders whether he should put a conservatorship in place for Lori. Dr. Phil is joined by eldercare and estate planning attorney Ann-Margaret Carrozza to consider Sarah and Mark’s cases.New
Friday, 21 January 2022Samantha says after her husband of nine years, Zachary, accused her of cheating, lying, and using drugs, and saying people were following him home from work, she separated from him for three months. After reconciling, they moved into her mother-in-law, Christal’s, home, but Samantha claims Zachary’s paranoia just got worse. She says he now accuses her of sleeping with over 170 people, including family members and U.S. presidents. Christal says she is also concerned with her son’s erratic behavior and is even contemplating choosing her daughter-in-law and grandchildren over her own son. But Zachary claims he knows the truth and is tired of his wife and mother siding against him. Dr. Phil, along with family psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy, talks with the family to find out why they claim Zachary appeared to suddenly change one day -- going from a “normal” husband, father, and son to someone suffering from delusions.New
Thursday, 20 January 2022Parents Suzette and Greg say their 6-foot-2, 300-pound 16-year-old son, Dawson, is violent and abusive whenever he is told the word “no.” The parents say their son’s violent tantrums have even resulted in him using a hammer and a machete to destroy their home. Suzette and Greg admit they have actually given up on trying to parent their son, admitting they don’t make him go to school and can’t stop him from smoking marijuana. Dawson admits being told “no” makes his blood boil because he says that word means he is not getting something he wants, and he doesn’t like that. Plus, find out why Dawson says he no longer needs to go to school and doesn’t care that he has trouble reading and writing at 16. And, find out why Dawson’s sister claims her parents created the mess they are in now from the moment Dawson was born.New
Wednesday, 19 January 2022Have you ever noticed pronouns such as “she/her” written in someone’s email signature? Pronouns are words that can be used to refer to someone without using their name – most commonly, “she” or “he.” But, there are a growing number of people who say they do not identify with gender binaries of “man” or “woman” and therefore prefer to use other pronouns such as “they.” Supporters say using a person’s choice of pronouns fosters an inclusive environment and affirms a person’s own gender identity. Some critics say they do not want to feel forced by others to use these pronouns -- or get “canceled” if they refuse. While this issue is divisive and can’t be solved in an hour, open dialogue between both sides could help foster better understanding and awareness. Dr. Phil meets two LGBTQ+ activists who answer general questions about pronouns and their overall importance. Then, Dr. Phil meets a host and author who disagrees. Next, Dr. Phil talks to a communications professor who specializes in gender and feminism, and two concerned parents who feel discussions about gender pronouns do not belong in schools. Lastly, Dr. Phil meets a guest who is raising their baby as gender neutral. Tune in today to hear this important discussion.New
Tuesday, 18 January 2022Tony Fort, a young man who was abducted by a family friend when he was 11 years old, reunites two decades later with the FBI agent that he says saved his life. Go inside the dramatic rescue of Tony from a convicted sex offender. Plus, Alicia Kozak says she was just 13 when she was lured from her home by an internet predator and placed in a dog collar, chained to the floor, and horrifically abused. Hear her inspiring story of survival.New
Monday, 17 January 2022Tony Fort was just 10 years old when he says a man his mother trusted to watch him began grooming him, brainwashing him, and sexually abusing him. Tony says he was vulnerable and lonely, and he believed the older man was his best friend. Tony claims the man gave him dangerous, addictive drugs, telling him it was candy, and videotaped Tony being sexually abused. The man even followed Tony’s family when they moved to a new state, and he eventually abducted Tony. Authorities say they believe he had a sinister and dark plan for the little boy. Today, Tony speaks out for the first time about what happened to him.New
Friday, 14 January 2022Caitlin claims her sister Rebecca is in complete denial that she has a drug addiction, alleging that she “doctor shops” to obtain different prescription medications. Rebecca denies these claims, saying doctors have prescribed all her medication, she isn’t an addict, and she doesn’t understand why her family is worried and brought her to speak to Dr. Phil. Caitlin also claims Rebecca has lost custody of her special needs daughter three times, has been to jail five times, and has lost several friends and her fiancé due to drug use. Rebecca’s older sister, Jennifer, claims Rebecca doesn’t have a job, lives in her van, and has stolen thousands of dollars from their sick mother. Their mother, Cathy, says she has enabled Rebecca but feels she has to in order to take care of her granddaughter. Cathy says Rebecca uses the excuse that she is grieving over the losses in her life instead of getting her life together.New
Thursday, 13 January 2022Abby says her 17-year-old son, Aidan, used to be a straight-A student who was talented with sports and cooking. But she says Aidan has now turned into a stealing, violent, wannabe gangster. She says the teen’s behavior is so out of control that he has physically pushed her and has broken down their front door. Abby claims she doesn’t understand where Aidan’s anger issues stem from but wonders if it has to do with his father’s death. Aidan’s sister Kaleigh says she used to be a bad teen and acted out similarly to Aidan, and claims their mother sends them away when she doesn’t want to deal with the problem. Aidan says he knows he is going down a bad path but doesn’t know how to control his anger. He says growing up in his house was always chaotic, and his mom is too strict with her parenting. Abby says she is a licensed counselor for troubled teens and doesn’t understand how she can help others but not her own son.New
Wednesday, 12 January 2022Shelly and Oggie say they couldn’t be more different in their parenting styles. Shelly says she’s tired of being the “bad cop” while Oggie gets to play the fun, “good cop.” Shelly says her husband is always giving in to their 6-year-old daughter, Madison, because he hates any type of confrontation. But Shelly says enough is enough! They both agree their daughter is running the house -- but is it too late for this family to take back control?New
Tuesday, 11 January 2022Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Taylor and her mother, Jan, who both agree that Taylor is suffering from trauma. Hear why Dr. Phil questions if mother and daughter may have a dysfunctional relationship, which could be preventing Taylor from healing. Taylor, who accuses her father, Larry, of sexually abusing her – which he vehemently denies – shares what she claims to remember from her flashbacks. And, Larry insisted on taking a polygraph to prove his innocence. See what the results reveal.New
Monday, 10 January 2022Larry and his wife, Marsha, say a few years ago, Larry’s 32-year-old daughter, Taylor, accused Larry of sexually abusing her as a child -- an accusation Larry vehemently denies. Taylor claims she experienced these flashbacks as an adult after seeking therapy for depression and anxiety. Larry and Marsha also say they wonder how Taylor went from a straight-A student, beauty pageant queen, and professional dancer to living at home with her mom, Larry’s ex-wife, Jan. Jan claims Taylor’s problems began when she went to Hollywood at 18 to chase her dream of being a professional dancer, but then spiraled down due to having an eating disorder and depression. Jan says she’s not certain if Taylor was abused by Larry but is convinced Taylor is trauma-ridden. Taylor says she is desperate to move forward with her life but feels lost on how to find her way because she has no passion or purpose.New
Friday, January 7 2022Amanda says she is worried for her 17-year-old daughter, Ollie. She says even though she and her husband, Junior, used drugs excessively during most of Ollie's childhood, they are doing the best that they can in parenting Ollie. Junior says he wants to kick Ollie out the second she turns 18. He says he has had enough of her stealing cars, physically fighting and running away. Ollie says she feels like she is a normal teen doing normal teenager things and felt like she had to raise herself during her parents’ bad past. Ollie says she thinks her parents don’t think her life is important, so they should allow her to do what she wants.New
Thursday, January 6 2022Sumyr and her partner, Wayne, say every day is a “chaotic, hellish, nightmare” because of her out-of-control 13-year-old son, Ash. Sumyr claims if they ever say “No” to Ash, he will hit, bite, and kick them and sometimes hurt their dogs! Sumyr claims in July, Ash even set her car on fire! But Ash’s grandmother, Lenora, blames her daughter for provoking Ash to violence and claims he’s never acted out under her supervision. In fact, she claims Sumyr is trying to get Ash taken into custody by the authorities so she doesn’t have to parent him anymore. So, which is it? Is Ash out of control or provoked by his mother? Find out!New
Wednesday, January 5 2022Dr. Phil tackles one of the most divisive topics of the year: Critical Race Theory (CRT). Dr. Phil invites passionate parents on both sides of this great debate, including Tiffany and Quisha, founders of the group “Mothers For Liberty,” who say they believe CRT is being taught in K-12 schools and is poisoning the minds of their children. They are joined by fellow ally and mother Amy, who says her young children shouldn’t be expected to be social justice warriors. They debate with moms Laura and Sara who say they support CRT being taught on the college level and do not believe elementary and high schools should avoid talking about race and privilege in classrooms. Dr. Phil also welcomes leading academic Dr. Shaun Harper, who teaches CRT at the university level, and father of three Derrick, who says CRT is keeping racism alive in America. Watch while Dr. Phil speaks to author and writer James Lindsay who passionately decries CRT as “Race Marxism,” and teacher Taylor who says she believes children need to learn about the racist history of the US.New
Tuesday, January 4 2022Tammy and Mark claim they haven’t spoken to their son, Cory, in over a year. They say that’s completely because of Cory’s wife, Katrina, who they claim is manipulative, mentally ill, and quite literally, a witch! Katrina is a self-proclaimed “witch,” or Wiccan, who claims Tammy and Mark judge her for her beliefs. Cory denies he’s being “controlled” or “brainwashed” by Katrina. Rather, he says he’s sick and tired of his parents’ horrible treatment of his wife. But Tammy and Mark say they’ve done nothing wrong and only want their family back together. Can Dr. Phil help mend this broken family? Find out!New
Monday, January 3 2022Monica says she used to be an English teacher, a marathon runner, and happy -- and she wants her old life back. She says she now weighs only 90lbs., and her life consists of lying in bed. She says she can’t eat solid food due to being diagnosed with C-diff, and she has to chain herself to her bed to make sure she doesn’t sleepwalk and binge on food in the middle of the night. Monica’s mother, Stephanie, says taking care of her daughter has become a full-time job, and not only is she taking care of Monica, but she is also taking care of her 2-year-old son. Monica’s friend Breanna claims Stephanie enables her to an extreme and says Monica isn’t taking the steps to get better.New

Dr. Phillip C. McGraw’s show draws on his 25 years of experience in psychology, sociology and observation. Beginning his TV career as the resident expert on human behavior on Oprah Winfrey’s daily talk show, Dr. Phil continues to deal with real issues in his blunt style.


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Dr. Phillip C. McGraw’s show draws on his 25 years of experience in psychology, sociology and observation. Beginning his TV career as the resident expert on human behavior on Oprah Winfrey’s daily talk show, Dr. Phil continues to deal with real issues in his blunt style.

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