Shows This Week

Monday - August 31, 2015

Dead Man Walking: Susan Sarandon Tries to Save a Man from Death Row

In an all-new Dr. Phil, actress Susan Sarandon shares her fight to get a man scheduled to be executed in just a few short days off death row. Sarandon, who played the role of Sister Helen Prejean in the iconic film Dead Man Walking, is working with attorneys, investigators and the real Sister Helen to help Richard Glossip avoid the death chamber. Sarandon has been so devoted to this issue, she has even made an impassioned plea to the Governor of Oklahoma to halt the execution. Will Sarandon’s and Sister Helen’s efforts to save Glossip succeed in time to spare his life? Will the Governor help out in any way? Plus, learn what you can do to help!

 

Tuesday - September 1, 2015

Young and Beautiful: But Their Love is Ugly

Crystal, 25, and James, 26, have one child and another on the way but say they are anything but a happy family. They say their on-again/off-again relationship is riddled with lies and trading allegations of abuse, neglect and bad parenting. Crystal claims James is abusive -- which he strongly denies -- and also claims there is a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly physically attacking her. She says he has an anger problem, yet she can’t help being drawn back to him every time they split, because he’s the father of her children. James claims Crystal is lying about the abuse and out to destroy his reputation by falsely reporting him to authorities. Dr. Phil intervenes in this young, tumultuous relationship. Can Crystal and James calm the chaos and learn to peacefully co-parent?

 

Wednesday - September 2, 2015

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 - September 3, 2015

Mom vs. Dad: Who is Responsible for Their Daughter's Big Relapse?

When 24-year-old Andee last met with Dr. Phil, she was struggling with drug addiction — and her parents, Pam and Ed, were at odds, blaming each other. Pam claimed her ex-husband, Ed, was an alcoholic who enabled Andee by giving her money for drugs, while Ed accused Pam of treating their daughter like a child. Dr. Phil gave the parents specific instructions on what their next steps should be, and Andee went straight to rehab after the show taping. Did Pam and Ed follow his advice? Andee says she completed 90 days of rehab but later relapsed and is now desperately in need of Dr. Phil’s help once again. With her parents still pointing the finger at each other, who really is responsible for Andee’s downward spiral? And, Andee says she recently moved across the country to live with her new boyfriend -- is he enabling her? Dr. Phil has words of warning for the couple. Is Andee finally ready to commit to staying clean?

 

Friday - September 4, 2015

An Ex Accused of Stalking, Obsession and Abuse: Who's Telling the Truth?

Jennifer says she and her husband, Freddie, divorced four months ago, but she claims he is obsessed with her and refuses to let her go. She says he drives past her house repeatedly, watches her through her windows, calls her 100 times a week — accusing her of sleeping with other men — and has even snuck into her house to go through her belongings. Freddie denies all of Jennifer’s allegations and says the only reason she divorced him is because she is abusing prescription pain medication and is not thinking clearly. Jennifer says her decision to divorce Freddie was made with clarity — and she admits she abuses pain pills but claims she does so because of Freddie’s behavior. The couple admit their children are caught in the middle of the turmoil. Dr. Phil reads a recent note from their 6-year-old — will it be a wake-up call for both of them? Then, five siblings open up about the tragic day they lost their mother, police officer Brenda Sexton, who was brutally beaten to death by her boyfriend in August of 2000. Robin McGraw, along with her foundation, When Georgia Smiled, has a surprise in honor of Brenda. And, three sisters who lost their mother to a horrific act of domestic violence share their mission to empower and educate women.

 

LAST WEEK'S SHOWS

 

Monday
- "My Husband Makes Me Think I'm Crazy, Then Videotapes Me:" Accusations of Abuse Caught on Camera

Tuesday
- A Deadly Love Affair: The Widow, The Lover and a Spouse Behind Bars

Wednesday
- Riches to Rags: "My Son's Fiancée is Ruining His Life"

Thursday
- "I'm Scared of My Sister's Boyfriend": Is He a Danger to Her Children?

Friday
- "My Mother Gambled $2.5 Million Away and Blames Me for Being Broke"