Shows This Week
Monday - March 23, 2015
Dr. Phil explores potential new clues in the cold cases of two missing women. First, 14-year-old Ashley Summers vanished in 2007 — just blocks away from Ariel Castro’s Cleveland “House of Horrors” — and aside from a brief phone call to her mother in 2008, she hasn’t been heard from since. Ashley’s mother, Jennifer, and step-grandmother, Linda, join Dr. Phil in search of answers. Could a newly-released FBI photo prove that Ashley is alive and well? Two facial recognition experts analyze the photo — what do they conclude? Then, in November 2011, Michelle Parker disappeared without a trace after dropping off her 3-year-old twins at the home of their father — the same day the bitter exes appeared together in an episode of People’s Court
. Michelle’s father, Brad, says he believes Michelle’s ex had something to do with her disappearance — which her ex absolutely denies, despite having been named early in the investigation as the primary suspect. What happened to Michelle? Plus, when Dr. Phil last checked up on “Homeless Joe”,
he was missing in action after abruptly leaving rehab in Texas. After being tracked down, Joe returns to Dr. Phil
— how is he doing now?
Tuesday - March 24, 2015
Amber, 24, says her mother, Julie, failed her as a parent, and she wants an apology for what she claims were years of verbal, emotional and physical abuse. Amber claims that when she was between the ages of 7 and 14, her mother slapped her, punched her and threw items at her several times a week. Julie completely denies ever laying a hand on her daughter, except in self-defense, and says she doesn’t understand why Amber recently cut her out of her life. She says Amber has always been dramatic, and she claims their problems started when Amber falsely accused her father of the unthinkable. Dr. Phil brings Amber and her mother together in hopes of a resolution. Is there a chance at fostering a peace? Plus, don’t miss an update on guests Candi and Lyndsey,
who started Dr. Phil’s 20/20 diet
two months ago. How are they now?
Wednesday - March 25, 2015
Vicki says she is desperate for help for her out-of-control 15-year-old daughter, Josie. She says her daughter has been kicked out of school, steals, drinks, uses drugs, has been caught sneaking boys into her bedroom and is facing battery and runaway charges. Josie admits she doesn’t like being told no but says, “Every teenager makes mistakes.” Dr. Phil has some tough questions for Vicki. Is this a case of a bad teen, bad parenting or something else? And, Dr. Phil talks to Josie about how her choices now could affect her future. Will she be inspired to make some positive changes?
Thursday - March 26, 2015
Andreya says her 32-year-old brother, Tony, is addicted to prescription pills and has a gambling problem, with losses that she believes could be more than $100,000 -- and their mother, Linda, is enabling him all the way. She says their mother lets Tony live with her for free, works two jobs to pay all his bills, refuses to kick him out and turns a blind eye to his drug use. Linda says all she wants to do is take care of her “little boy” and refuses to listen to anyone bad-mouth her baby. Tony admits he’s a smooth operator and can use charm and personality to get anything he wants. He says he was even facing 45 years in prison for drug trafficking, but the arresting officer pleaded for leniency, and Tony served only a little more than three years. Can Linda learn to stop supporting her son’s dangerous lifestyle before he ends up back in prison -- or dead? Don’t miss Dr. Phil’s plan for both mother and son!
Friday - March 27, 2015
Blacklisted by Mom: "Can We Speak to Our Dad Before He Dies?"
Siblings Karina, Nicole, Amber and Chase say their mother has blacklisted them from their family and won’t let them see their father, who is dying of bone cancer. They claim their mother won’t give them a current address and even deletes their voicemails and text messages to their father. Their mother strongly denies these accusations and points the finger back at her oldest children, who she claims have isolated themselves from the family and abandoned their father in this time of need. Emotions run high when this fractured family comes together on Dr. Phil’s stage — and these four children reunite with their father. What does he say about the situation? What’s at the root of this family feud? And, can everyone put an end to the fighting before it’s too late?
LAST WEEK'S SHOWS
- Exclusive: Inside the Mind of the Man Who Shot the "American Sniper"
- Nine Seconds that Outraged the Nation/"My Racist Father Needs to Accept the Minorities in My Family"
- Lethal Love: "We Believe Our Son's Girlfriend Killed Him"
- "Get Off My Back about My Body"
- Shocking Accusations: A Husband Poisoned? A Hit and Run?