Shows This Week
Monday - October 27, 2014
Handsome and Homeless: A Down-and-Out RomeoDr. Phil sits down with “Homeless Joe,” a 26-year-old YouTube sensation who survives the mean streets of Manhattan by panhandling during the day and picking up women at night. Joe says he relies on his good looks and charm to convince women to take him home -- giving him a place to sleep and a hot shower a few nights a week. On the other nights, he makes his bed on a piece of cardboard. How did he end up living on the streets? Joe’s friend, Pedro, says Joe is a good guy but is an alcoholic who needs help -- which is why he drove Joe across the country to meet Dr. Phil. Is this “cardboard Casanova” interested in turning his life around?
Tuesday - October 28, 2014
Bright, Beautiful and Blowing It: "Help My Teen Before It's Too Late!"Vanessa and Kurt are fed up with Vanessa’s 15-year-old daughter, Emily, who they say is drinking, smoking pot, popping prescription pills and causing constant chaos. Vanessa admits she has no clue what to do, and Kurt says Emily makes life in the house so unbearable that he rarely speaks to her — and would prefer she move out. Emily admits she occasionally drinks and smokes pot but insists she’s not the partier her mother and stepfather make her out to be. How does she describe her behavior? And, hear from Emily’s biological father, Jason, who says he supports his daughter and doesn’t believe she is out of control — is he just naive? Dr. Phil brings this blended family together in search of a solution. Will Emily and her parents take ownership of the situation and get this family back on track?
Wednesday - October 29, 2014
Minny and Lon Return: "What Can We Do to Get Our Children Out of Foster Care?"Nine months ago, Minny and Lon appeared on the show after their then 17-year-old son, Andrue, tragically tried to take his own life. Andrue said he acted out of desperation and accused his mother and stepfather of physically and mentally abusing him along with his three younger siblings — allegations Andrue’s parents have strongly denied. Based on testimony from Andrue, the younger children were placed into foster care. Now, Minny and Lon, who have separated, are back on the show in an effort to regain custody and hopefully mend their relationship with Andrue. Dr. Phil has some tough questions for Minny and Lon, who seem relentless in pointing fingers at each other. Is either fit to raise the children? Emotions run high when Andrue joins the conversation — what does he want for his siblings? Can Dr. Phil calm this family’s chaos and put a plan in place for the future?
Thursday - October 30, 2014
Abused Wife Refuses to Leave Her Pro Fighter HusbandKaitlyn and her professional fighter husband, Josh, made headlines in August when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting her on two separate occasions over one weekend. Josh is now behind bars awaiting trial on multiple charges stemming from the incidents, but Kaitlyn says she has no plans to divorce him. She insists Josh, with whom she has two kids, doesn’t belong in jail and blames her mother, Karen, for “meddling” and contacting police. Emotions run high when the women sit down with Dr. Phil — why is Kaitlyn defending Josh? Hear the unusual explanation she gives for some of his questionable behavior. Then, in an exclusive interview, Josh speaks out for the first time in a phone call from jail. What does he say about the situation? Dr. Phil has a strong warning for Kaitlyn — and an offer of help. Will she accept?
Friday - October 31, 2014
The Mystery of Michelle O'Connell: A Family DividedIn September 2010, 24-year-old Michelle O’Connell was found shot to death in what authorities ruled a suicide — a case that was recently ordered reopened by the governor of Florida. Michelle’s mother, Patricia, and sister, Jennifer, insist the young mother never would have taken her own life, and they believe Michelle’s boyfriend, Jeremy — a sheriff’s deputy — killed her, which he denies. Michelle’s brother, Scott — also a sheriff’s deputy — supports Jeremy and says his mother and sister need to stop living in denial. How does he answer his mother’s accusation that he’s betraying his family to save his job? Dr. Phil brings this fractured family together in search of answers. What happened to Michelle that night? Hear from one of the first responders on the scene — why does she believe the initial finding of suicide was wrong? Plus, can this family put their differences aside and come together and grieve for Michelle?
LAST WEEK'S SHOWS
Monday- "Why is My Prince Charming Hurting Me?"
Tuesday- Who's Stalking Who?: Two Women Obsessed
Wednesday- Footsteps in the Snow: The Cold Case Murder of Maria Ridulph
Thursday- A Real-Life "Catch Me if You Can": Is This the World's Greatest Teen Con Artist?
Friday- Bob and Dorothy Return: “Should I Divorce My Wife for Harassing Me?”