Shows This Week
Monday - February 2, 2015
A Family Divided over an Unsolved MurderIn August 2009, Penny’s 40-year-old sister, Shannon, a successful businesswoman, was found dead in her car, at the bottom of a cliff, in what authorities initially believed was a tragic accident but later ruled a homicide — a case that remains unsolved. Emotions run high when Penny faces her father, Ted, for the first time in two years and drops a bombshell: She believes he hired a hitman to kill Shannon. Ted admits his relationship with Shannon was strained at the time, but he vehemently denies he had anything to do with her death. How will Ted react to Penny’s accusation? Tune in to watch the drama unfold as this father and daughter angrily level charges against each other — can Penny and Ted find a way to repair their relationship, or have the accusations gone too far?
Tuesday - February 3, 2015
"Is My Wife Real or a Nigerian Love Scam?"Steve, 53, says in the past 29 months, he has sent more than $100,000 to “Kelly,” his overseas “wife” whom he met on a dating website in 2012. Steve says “Kelly” is an American woman stuck in Nigeria trying to secure a $25 million fortune left to her by her parents. He admits she is also one of several clients who say they have large inheritances pending that he is trying to help — deals Steve believes will make him millions. Despite never meeting “Kelly” in person and only talking to her on the phone a few times, Steve insists they are a “match made in heaven” — which is why he sent her money for a marriage certificate. But Steve’s sister, Tammy, and niece, Kidist, say they believe he is being scammed, and they want him to cut ties with “Kelly” — and his other so-called clients. Dr. Phil digs deep in search of answers. Is “Kelly” really the woman of Steve’s dreams, or is he being conned by a catfish? And, Steve has spent more than $135,000 so far on all of his clients — is he ready to call it quits?
Wednesday - February 4, 2015
"Don't Give My Daughter Money: She is Lying about Dying from Cancer"Mary’s 30-year-old daughter, Lynn, claims to be suffering from numerous medical conditions, including stomach cancer, heart disease, uterine cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and other ailments -- but Mary believes it’s all lies, concocted to gain money and attention. Mary says she has found no evidence of her daughter’s health conditions and was horrified to learn that Lynn had created a crowdfunding website, asking for donations for medical expenses. Lynn insists she’s gravely ill and says it sickens her even more that her mother doesn’t believe her. The mother and daughter face each other for the first time in a year on Dr. Phil’s stage. Dr. Phil reviews Lynn’s medical records -- how does she explain the inconsistencies? And, how can Lynn find a return to health and start living again?
Thursday - February 5, 2015
"My 21-Year-Old Daughter is Obsessed with Her Controlling, Jealous, Heroin-Addicted Boyfriend"Alyssa and Steve say their daughter, Paige, had a promising future until she turned 18 and met Brandon, who they believe taught her how to shoot black tar heroin and led her down a dark and dangerous path. The parents say Paige, 21, is now a full-fledged addict, living with Brandon, 27, in a motel, working as a “sugar baby” to get money for drugs and shooting up several times a day. They say she has failed nine attempts at rehab and sobriety and has overdosed 16 times -- and they fear they could lose her forever. Alyssa and Steve say they’ve tried to get Paige away from her controlling “loser” boyfriend, but she always runs back to him and starts using again. Are Alyssa and Steve enabling their daughter’s dangerous lifestyle? And, will Paige and Brandon accept Dr. Phil’s help -- and his one big condition?
Friday - February 6, 2015
"Our Son Was Making Millions, but is Now Living in Our Garage with His Girlfriend"Mike and Vicki say their 37-year-old son, Ryan, was once making millions running a successful real estate company, but for the past three months, he has been living in their garage, on their dime, along with his 24-year-old girlfriend, Rachel. The parents claim Ryan is a “freeloader” who sleeps all day, acts entitled, picks fights and even leaves them to care for his 5-year-old son. Ryan admits things are chaotic in his life but insists it’s not all his fault. Why does he say his parents are partly to blame for his business failing? Dr. Phil has some tough questions for Ryan about his behavior — does he take any accountability? And, hear from Rachel — is she happy with their living situation? Plus, Ryan isn’t the only one staying with mom and dad — you won’t believe how many mouths Mike and Vicki say they are feeding! How can the parents stop the bleeding and take back control of their lives? And, is Ryan ready to step up to the plate and work toward living on his own?
LAST WEEK'S SHOWS
Monday- Parental Alienation or Runaway Sisters?: "Help Me Find My Teen Daughters"
Tuesday- "I'm Scared of My Sister's Boyfriend": Is He a Danger to Her Children?
Wednesday- Shocking Viral Video: Teen Says, "If Your Boyfriend Hits You, It's a Sign of Love"
Thursday- From Top TV Newscaster to Drunken Mom
Friday- Gorgeous, Violent, Raging and a Very Unsweet 16