Shows This Week

Monday - October 20, 2014

"Why is My Prince Charming Hurting Me?"

Beth says she thought her live-in boyfriend, Patrick, was her Prince Charming, but now she claims he’s a liar, cheater, alcoholic and narcissist who verbally abuses her daily — and she worries about the toll it’s taking on their blended family of seven, soon to be eight. Patrick admits he has said hurtful things in anger but insists he has nothing to hide and should be trusted. Beth reveals that she recently hired someone to follow Patrick and track his moves — has she caught him in a lie? Dr. Phil weighs in — does he think there’s a future for this couple in crisis? This program contains strong language. Viewer discretion advised.


Tuesday - October 21, 2014

Who's Stalking Who?: Two Women Obsessed

Canda claims for the past three years, she has been cyberstalked and bullied by Annette, a woman she has never even met. She says Annette is obsessed with her life and is using the Internet as a tool to embarrass and humiliate her — including publicizing her criminal record. But Annette tells a very different story and insists Canda is the one stalking her, sending her as many as 6,000 emails in a single day. Dr. Phil brings the women face to face for the first time in search of a peaceful resolution. What’s at the root of this bad blood? The only connection between the two women is a man — Annette’s ex-boyfriend, whom Canda dated nearly 30 years ago in high school. Hear what he has to say. Is this a case of jealousy run amok? And, can Canda and Annette finally reach a truce?


Wednesday - October 22, 2014

Footsteps in the Snow: The Cold Case Murder of Maria Ridulph

On Dec. 3, 1957, 7-year-old Maria Ridulph disappeared near her Illinois home, and five months later, her body was found. The case went cold for 55 years, until a mother’s deathbed confession implicated her own son, Jack McCullough — once known as John Tessier — who eventually was convicted of the murder, despite maintaining his innocence. Dr. Phil sits down with Maria’s brother, Chuck, and talks to Maria’s friend Kathy — the last person to see her alive. What happened that fateful night? Plus, hear from McCullough’s sister, Janet, who turned her brother in and testified against him. Why does she say she’s convinced her brother is guilty? And, learn why McCullough’s stepdaughter, Janey, says her stepfather is not a murderer. Could McCullough have been wrongfully convicted?


Thursday - October 23, 2014

A Real-Life "Catch Me if You Can": Is This the World's Greatest Teen Con Artist?

Two years ago, at age 18, Matthew Scheidt was convicted of impersonating a physician assistant and practicing medicine without a license at a Florida hospital. According to prosecutors, he dressed wounds, examined patients and even performed CPR — despite having no qualifications for the position. Four months after being bonded out of a juvenile detention center, he was arrested again — find out what crime he was accused of doing while on probation! In a Dr. Phil exclusive, Matthew, now 20, speaks out for the first time. How does he explain his actions? And, now that he is a convicted felon, how can he repair his reputation and move toward a more promising future?


Friday - October 24, 2014

Bob and Dorothy Return: “Should I Divorce My Wife for Harassing Me?”

When Bob and Dorothy last appeared on Dr. Phil, the quarreling couple agreed to tone down the cursing, screaming, hitting and accusations — which they confessed happened frequently in front of their 12-year-old daughter, Alice. Now, they’re back — and admittedly worse than ever. Bob says he moved out to escape Dorothy’s wrath, but he claims that hasn’t stopped her from throwing a rock and paint can at him, smashing his expensive guitar, breaking the windows of his rental home and falsely accusing him of running around on her. Dorothy blames Bob for her outrageous behavior and claims he mentally tortures her until she snaps. With the divorce papers in Bob’s possession but not yet signed, can these two finally calm the chaos and decide to go their separate ways? This program contains strong language and adult subject matter. Viewer discretion advised.




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- A Father Accused: The Search for the Truth

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