Shows This Week
Monday - March 10, 2014
Best Friend Killers: What Happened to Skylar Neese?On July 6, 2012, 16-year-old Skylar Neese was stabbed to death by her two best friends, Shelia Eddy and Rachel Shoaf. Six months later, Rachel confessed to police and led them to Skylar’s remains. Sheilia continued to plead not guilty -- until January 2014, when she finally admitted her part in the brutal murder. Both teens claimed they killed Skylar because they “didn’t want to be friends with her anymore” -- but was that their real motive? And, who was the mastermind behind the plot? Dr. Phil sits down with Sklylar’s parents, Dave and Mary, who say they’re struggling to comprehend what happened to their little girl. How can they heal after such a horrific tragedy? And, how could Shelia -- who had been friends with Skylar since she was 8 -- and Rachel commit such a heinous crime? Hear from Shelia’s cousin, who says Shelia isn’t the monster that people say she is. And, friends of Rachel’s family weigh in. Were there any red flags they say they missed? Then, a close friend of Shelia and Skylar claims she knows the real reason behind the murder. Does Skylar’s journal entry confirm her suspicions?
Tuesday - March 11, 2014
"My Husband Wants Me to Look Like Beyoncé"Marlon says his five-year marriage to his wife, Dedrea, is on the rocks because she has “let herself go,” and he’s ready to leave her if she doesn’t “step it up.” He says that he wants Dedrea to lose 20 pounds, wear more makeup and dress sexier & to look more like his dream woman, Beyoncé — while also cooking, cleaning and caring for their 5-year-old son. Marlon says he puts a lot of effort into his own appearance — which he thinks is “close to perfect” — and he doesn’t understand why his wife doesn’t do the same. Dedrea insists that Marlon’s narcissism is the real problem in their marriage. She says that his many demands for her are unrealistic — and have hurt her self-esteem. Dr. Phil calls on lifestyle and fashion expert Lawrence Zarian, author of the new book Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe, to give Dedrea a look that she can call her own. How will Marlon react? And, can this couple reconnect — and fix their marriage moving forward? Plus, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard is returning to the music scene after competing on NBC’s The Biggest Loser and dropping 120 pounds. He opens up about his struggles with weight — and why he finally made the commitment to get healthy. Plus, Ruben, accompanied by legendary music producer David Foster, performs a single from his new album!
Wednesday - March 12, 2014
"I Think My Daughter-in-Law Poisoned My Son to Death"In July 2012, Lorrie’s 36-year-old son, Aaron, was found dead on his couch — and she claims her daughter-in-law, Fawn, murdered him by giving him a marijuana cigarette laced with a poisonous herb. Lorrie says the couple was separated, and she believes Fawn wanted to collect Aaron’s life insurance before the divorce was finalized. Fawn says although her marriage to Aaron was on the rocks, she had nothing to do with her husband’s death. What does she say happened that night? And, how does she explain moving on with a new man, weeks after Aaron’s death? Plus, hear the coroner’s autopsy report — was anything suspicious found? Emotions run high when Fawn and Lorrie face each other on Dr. Phil’s stage. How does Fawn answer to Lorrie’s allegation that she once threatened to kill Aaron? And, why did Aaron file a protective order against Fawn one month before his death? Dr. Phil sorts through the details and enlists the help of a toxicologist to provide some answers. Could Aaron have been poisoned to death?
Thursday - March 13, 2014
"My Head-Butting, Punching, Kicking, Bruising, Biting, Knife-Wielding 8-Year-Old"Dawn says she has become increasingly afraid of her 8-year-old son, Gaje, who she says is out of control — and has threatened to kill her multiple times. She says Gaje flies into rages where he swears, hits, kicks, spits and throws things — once even punching her in the stomach while she was pregnant. Dawn also says Gaje has become violent at school, where he head-butted a teacher and broke her nose. Dr. Phil has some tough questions for Dawn, and Gaje’s father, Lee, who admit they had a volatile relationship before their divorce, when Gaje was 3. How may have those early experiences affected their son? Plus, Gaje’s stepfather, Mike, admits he spanks Gaje to discipline him, because nothing else seems to work — but is that the best approach? Then, Dr. Phil sits down with Gaje for a revealing one-on-one talk. What does he think is at the root of the boy’s anger? And, how can the family help Gaje get back on track? Then, Crystal suffers from Fibromyalgia and says the chronic pain and fatigue are taking a toll on her — and her marriage. Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, shares important information about managing the disease. Will Crystal finally find some relief?
Friday - March 14, 2014
"Torn between My Mother and My Boyfriend"Michele says she despises her 26-year-old daughter, Malinda’s, boyfriend, Jack, and can’t even refer to him by name — because he’s a registered sex offender. Michele says she doesn’t believe Jack, 26, is fully reformed after he was convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl more than 10 years ago, and she thinks Malinda’s 4-year-old daughter is in danger. Are Michele’s concerns valid? Malinda says her mother needs to stop trying to control her life and realize that she’s not leaving the man she loves. Then, hear from Jack, who says he is now a changed man who is struggling to move past his sex offender label. How does he explain what happened in the past? Dr. Phil weighs in and offers Malinda advice for moving forward. Will she decide to stay with Jack?
LAST WEEK'S SHOWS
Monday- "I'm Worried My Daughter May Turn into a Terrorist"
Tuesday- Restraining Orders, Alleged Kidnappings and Hit with a Car: A Marriage of Accusations
Wednesday- Party Mom: Did She Put Her Children in Danger?
Thursday- Ultimate Betrayal: Forced to Kill His Father
Friday- Feuding Exes: Children Caught in the Crossfire