Shows This Week
Monday - May 27, 2013
Intense Family DramaWhen America’s Next Top Model contestant Jael first appeared on the show, she was addicted to drugs, and her life was spiraling out of control. After one of the most explosive and unpredictable interventions in Dr. Phil history, Jael reluctantly agreed to travel to Los Angeles and see Dr. Phil -- but seconds before appearing onstage, she took off running. For the first time ever, Dr. Phil left the stage to go outside and speak with the 28-year-old behind a dumpster, and convinced her to stop running and seek treatment. It’s been six months -- how is Jael now? Then, 41 years ago, Karin and Tommy placed their son for adoption. Now, they say finding him is a matter of life and death. They contacted professional locator Troy Dunn(http://drphil.com/shows/page/TroyDunn/) to help with the search. Is he able to locate him? And, Tony says 15 years ago, his girlfriend left with their 3-year-old son, Mitch, and he’s been searching for him ever since. Seven months ago, Tony was contacted by police and informed that 18-year-old Mitch was found wandering the streets of Los Angeles alone, emaciated and confused, after allegedly being held captive by his mother and stepfather. Where is Mitch now? And, why does Tony say he still hasn’t been able to see his son?
Tuesday - May 28, 2013
Young, Online and Out of ControlTerri says she trusted and thought she knew her 15-year-old daughter, Sierra — who she believed was a popular teen, earning good grades — until Sierra disappeared and was discovered by police, days later, after witnessing a murder. Terri says she then learned that Sierra had been living a very different life — experimenting with drugs, meeting men online and having sexual relationships with them — many of whom were twice her age. Despite Sierra's alleged traumatic experience, Terri says her daughter continues to travel down a troubled path. Can Dr. Phil get to the root of Sierra's behavior? What warning signs did Terri miss? And, how might she be enabling her daughter? If you’re a parent, you can’t afford to miss this powerful show! This program contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.
Wednesday - May 29, 2013
A Twisted Family TragedyFrom the outside, Tayler’s life seemed picture perfect — but no one could have imagined the disturbing secrets she was hiding behind her smile. From the ages of 6 to 17, Tayler says her dad, Russell, molested her, gave her drugs, and took her to Mexico on numerous occasions, where she was forced to do unspeakable things. How could these horrific events have occurred without anyone noticing? Tayler’s mom, Deanna, says she was unaware of the alleged abuse and just thought Tayler and her father had a special father-daughter bond. Were there warning signs she missed? Now 19 and addicted to heroin, Tayler says she feels alone, abandoned and confused — but she also admits that she misses her father. Can Dr. Phil help get her on a path to both emotional and physical recovery? Then, hear from Tayler’s two younger sisters. What did they witness? Were they being groomed by their father? And, where is Russell today? If you’re a parent, tune in to learn how to protect your child from a predator.This program contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.
Thursday - May 30, 2013
"My Fiancée vs. My Mom"Christian says he is stuck in the middle of two women fighting over him: his fiancée, Beth, and his mom, Carol. Beth says her future mother-in-law is meddling, constantly berates her and is trying to destroy her relationship — and if she doesn’t butt out, Beth says she’ll be forced to end her relationship with Christian. How did the bad blood begin? Carol admits she doesn’t trust Beth and even hired a private investigator to spy on her. Why doesn’t she approve of Beth? And, what did the private investigator discover? Christian, who says he once had a great relationship with his mother, says he and Beth have canceled their wedding twice, in part due to his mother’s behavior. Is he prepared to choose between the two women in his life? And, will Carol ever accept Beth? Don’t miss Dr. Phil’s advice for this troubled family. Can they reach a resolution?
Friday - May 31, 2013
Never-Ending Abuse?Erin says that when she was 8 years old, her stepfather, "Mr. Dave," began sexually abusing her, and that she also watched him molest her friends. Erin says that despite telling her mother, Lisa, what was happening -- a claim her mother denies -- the atrocities continued until she confided in a teacher three years later. Erin’s stepfather was arrested and is currently behind bars, and Lisa was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor for failing to protect her daughter. She served 13 months in jai, and is now permanently on the sex offender registry. Erin, now 22, says she's struggling to let go of the anger and resentment she still feels for her mother. Face to face on Dr. Phil's stage, will Lisa take responsibility for not taking action? And, can Dr. Phil help Erin find forgiveness? Then, find out why Lisa's 14-year-old daughter may now be in need of her mom's protection, and if Lisa is up to the task. This program contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.
LAST WEEK'S SHOWS
Monday- A Dr. Phil Exclusive: Runaway Mom Speaks Out
Tuesday- "Are My Children in a Cult?"
Wednesday- "It’s Either Me or Your Deadbeat Son"
Thursday- "It's Either Me or Your Deadbeat Son" Part 2: Meet Grandma
Friday- Parenting Disaster: Extreme Excuses