Shows This Week

Monday - May 18, 2015

"My Friends Shaved Their Heads and Got Tattoos Because I Had Cancer, but It Was All a Lie"

Chelsey, 25, says when she and others learned their friend, Meaghan, 25, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, they banded together to support her -- from shaving their heads in solidarity to getting matching tattoos and raising thousands of dollars to help with medical bills. Chelsey says she was shocked when, more than a year later, Meaghan confessed to her that it was all a lie -- she never had cancer. In an exclusive interview, Meaghan -- who has pleaded not guilty to charges of grand theft and fraud -- opens up to Dr. Phil about what she says motivated her behavior. How did the ruse come about? Why did she let it continue for so long? Plus, hear Meaghan’s message for her friends and family. Can they ever forgive her?

 

Tuesday - May 19, 2015

Teacher Scandal Confession: She Had Sex with Her 15-Year-Old Student

In June of 2014, Jennifer Caswell, a former middle school English teacher from Oklahoma, was arrested in Mississippi on suspicion of statutory rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after police found her in a hotel room with a 15-year-old former student. After the arrest, the victim reportedly told police that nothing was happening between him and his teacher — then known by her married name, Jennifer Sexton. But police say he eventually admitted to having several sexual encounters with Caswell, including in her classroom Authorities in Oklahoma later filed additional charges against her, including three counts of second-degree rape. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Caswell speaks out for the first time. How does she describe her relationship with her former student? And how does she explain being found with him in a hotel room 650 miles from their hometown? This program contains sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.

 

Wednesday - May 20, 2015

A Wife Goes Missing: Is Her Husband to Blame?

Kim’s 50-year-old sister, Julie, disappeared without a trace in May 2012, and Kim says she is convinced Julie’s husband of seven years, Cregg, killed her in a fit of rage -- which he vehemently denies. Why does Kim say she fears the worst for her sister? Cregg insists he had nothing to do with his wife’s disappearance and says he is tired of her family falsely accusing him. Tensions run high when Kim sits down with Dr. Phil alongside her sister-in-law, Jill, who also feels Cregg is hiding something. But Cregg refuses to join them and speaks to Dr. Phil only after they leave the stage. What does Cregg say happened the day Julie disappeared? And, why did he wait 10 days to report her missing? Cregg says he believes his wife is still alive, and he accuses her ex-husband, Steven, of being involved in her disappearance -- but Steven points the finger right back at Cregg. What happened to Julie? Then, it has been nearly two years since the partial remains of 14-year-old Dylan Redwine were found near his father, Mark’s, Colorado home -- a few months after Mark and his ex-wife, Elaine, appeared on the show. Elaine, Dylan’s mother, returns with an update. What does she say she realized after she first appeared on the show? And, hear from Mark, who is offered another chance to take a polygraph test. Will he accept?

 

Thursday - May 21, 2015

She Left Her Babies Alone in a Car: Criminal or Mom Misunderstood?

Shanesha made headlines last year after she was charged with two felony counts of child abuse for leaving her two young sons in a hot car while she attended a job interview. The Phoenix mother says her babysitter fell through at the last minute, and she was in no position to pass up the interview, which she believed would take only 15 minutes. Shanesha sits down with Dr. Phil to discuss her decision — in hindsight, does she think she made a mistake? Shanesha’s story won sympathy from many, and supporters raised over $100,000 on her behalf. She was offered a deal to avoid prosecution, but the deal required her to allocate donated money to a trust for her children. Did she comply? And, how does she respond to allegations that she has misused donations? Plus, Shanesha recently took a different plea deal — what could it mean for her future? And, how can she look past the negative headlines and move forward?

 

Friday - May 22, 2015

Mentally Ill or Monster? Teen Convicted of Murdering Mom with a Sledgehammer Speaks

In an exclusive jailhouse interview, Dr. Phil sits down with Zachary Davis, who was convicted of murder for brutally bludgeoning his mother to death with a sledgehammer in August 2012, just two weeks after his 15th birthday. A jury also found Davis guilty of attempted murder and aggravated arson for setting the house on fire that night while his older brother, Josh, was sleeping. Davis, who has been sentenced to life in prison, reveals disturbing details of that night to Dr. Phil. What does he claim drove him to do such a thing? Does he have any remorse? Davis’ defense attorney says four mental health experts have evaluated the young man, and none of them could agree on his mental state or a diagnosis. What does Dr. Phil think? Is Davis a cold-blooded monster and murderer, or is he a mentally ill teen in need of help?

 

LAST WEEK'S SHOWS

 

Monday
- "I'm Not Unstable; Give Me My Children Back"

Tuesday
- A Mother Accused of Being Unfit and Unstable: Did Jennifer Pass the Drug Test?

Wednesday
- Behind the Buggies and Bonnets: Amish Mafia Star Under Attack

Thursday
- Young and Beautiful: But Their Love is Ugly

Friday
- Mother of the Year Turned Stalker: Terrorizes Couple for Outbidding Her on Dream Home