Shows This Week
Monday - March 3, 2014
Darlene says she’s been estranged from her 27-year-old daughter, Abby, for more than a year, because she doesn’t approve of Abby converting from Southern Baptist to Islam. Darlene says that she believes Abby is being “brainwashed” by her Muslim friends — and fears that her daughter may even “turn into a terrorist.” Abby insists that her mother has taken a narrow and uninformed view about her new faith. She says that she was heading down a dangerous path of drinking and promiscuity — and becoming a Muslim helped her get her life back on track. Abby adds that her plan is to move to Saudi Arabia and never look back, whether Darlene likes it or not. Is she really ready to leave her family and her life behind? Can Dr. Phil help this mother and daughter reconnect — and move forward with acceptance for one another? Then, Maddy was the only minority jury member in the high-profile George Zimmerman case. Hear what she says really happened in the deliberation room — and shares her feelings about the not guilty verdict. Does she think justice was served? Plus, Lisa Bloom, author of the new book Suspicion Nation
, shares her insight on the trial. Why does she believe that critical evidence may have been overlooked?
Tuesday - March 4, 2014
Eric says his two-year marriage to his now-estranged wife, Melissa, has been like “living a nightmare.” He claims Melissa has grown so violent during their fights that the police have been called to their home at least eight times. He also says she once hit him with his car — an incident he caught on video. Melissa completely disagrees and says Eric is to blame and needs to take responsibility for his actions. She claims he has raped, kidnapped and abused her — which he vehemently denies. When it comes time to sit down with Dr. Phil, why is she a no-show? Then, hear from Eric’s 20-year-old son, Nico — whom does he blame for the turmoil? When Dr. Phil sorts through the allegations against Eric, including six restraining orders from past relationships, will he take ownership of the situation? And, can this marriage be saved?
Wednesday - March 5, 2014
Twenty-three-year-old Mercedes says that her 38-year-old mother, Sueann, has been partying and drinking several days a week for the past 18 years — forcing her to become a mother figure to her four younger siblings. She says that when she was a child, her mother often returned home intoxicated and initiated arguments — if she came home at all — and even took her to a bar when she was 15. Mercedes says despite an alcohol-related arrest and a mandatory rehab stint, her mother continues to drink excessively, and she’s at her wits’ end. Sueann admits that she goes out partying every week, and sometimes drinks until she blacks out, but insists she has always been a good mother. So, how does she explain losing custody of her 13-year-old son? Plus, hear from Sueann’s 15-year-old daughter, Destiny, who got pregnant at just 12 years old. Why does she say she blames her mother? Can Dr. Phil help Sueann realize the damage her choices are causing her family? And, is she willing to stop the drinking and partying — and be a mom?
Thursday - March 6, 2014
Twenty-one-year-old Corey was only 10 when he walked into his sleeping father’s room and killed him with a single gunshot to the head. He claims he was manipulated into committing the unthinkable act by his stepmother, Judith, after allegedly suffering years of horrific mental and physical abuse at her hands. Corey says he told police the shooting was accidental — and kept the secret for nine years, before finally confiding in teachers. Judith is now serving a life sentence for aggravated murder, child endangerment and insurance fraud. However, Corey says there’s another person he blames for his father’s death — his birth mother, Wendy, who signed away her parental rights when he was 8. Did she put Corey in harm’s way? Wendy insists that she thought she was giving Corey a stable home — and had no idea about the abuse he says he suffered. But were there warning signs she may have missed? Can Dr. Phil help this mother and son heal the wounds of the past and rebuild their relationship? Plus, Michelle says her sister, Tashena’s, phone call to Child Protective Services caused her to lose custody of her 6-month-old daughter, who has special medical needs. Tashena denies contacting CPS — and says Michelle’s irresponsible parenting, including missing several doctor’s appointments, is to blame. Is Michelle really ready to be a mother? What does Dr. Phil say she must do if she wants her daughter back?
Friday - March 7, 2014
Since their divorce in 2007, Doug and Beverly have been making serious accusations against each other, including drug use, abuse and parental alienation — and they admit their 15-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter are stuck in the middle of the turmoil. Beverly says Doug is a narcissistic “master manipulator” who has turned their children against her and even accused her of abusing them — a claim she adamantly denies. She says her kids, whom she sees about once a month, think she’s “The Devil” — and haven’t hugged her in four years. Are they being forced to choose sides? Doug and his fiancée, Tanya claim that Beverly alienates herself from the kids and even skips visits with them. After reading messages to Beverly, written by the children, Dr. Phil issues a reality check. Will it make an impact? Then, Beverly claims Doug played games during their bitter custody battle by forging a suicide note on her behalf and presenting it to the court. She also says he faked a heart attack and told their children she was the cause. How does he answer to the accusations? Can these exes stop pointing fingers and come together for the sake of their children? Plus, hear from Doug’s mother, Trisha. Why has she sided with Beverly instead of her son?
LAST WEEK'S SHOWS
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- Beautiful People in an Ugly Divorce, with a Baby Trapped in the Middle
- A Husband's Decade of Deceit: Uncovering 1,000 Affairs?