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Dr. Phil

Series Description

DR. PHIL, the Emmy-nominated hit syndicated, daily one-hour talk show hosted by America's most popular psychologist and lifestyle strategist, Dr. Phil McGraw, is the leader in daytime talk. McGraw's success stems from his signature “get real” approach to helping his guests solve their problems, stripping through their emotional clutter, helping them to get down to the bare bones of their issues and giving them the challenge they need to move ahead.

This Week's Episodes
Mon: ‘Get Off My Back about My Body’
Dr. Phil’s guests say they want to lose weight -- but say their loved ones are making it more difficult! Can Dr. Phil help them get the support they need to finally commit to a healthier lifestyle? Tune in!  
Tue: ‘My Father Offered Me as a 'Maiden' Sacrifice to an Alleged Cult Leader’
Lindsay claims that from ages 13 to 23 she was one of 10 “maidens” and was sexually abused by an alleged cult leader -- and she accuses her father, Carmen, of turning a blind eye. Carmen insists he didn’t know what his daughter was going through, and he’s desperate to repair their relationship. Can this father and daughter move forward in healing and forgiveness?
Wed: Young, in Love and in over Their Heads  
Natalie, 22, claims her boyfriend of four years, Justin, 25, has an anger problem and says she fears for her life and for their 10-month-old son. Justin admits he has lost his temper -- punching holes in walls and slamming doors -- but says Natalie is overly dramatic. Both admit their child has witnessed the turmoil. Does this young relationship have a future?
Thu: ‘Why is My Mom Faking Cancer?’
Jessica says her mother, Patricia, claims she is defying the odds by becoming a record-setting weight lifter while simultaneously battling Stage 3 brain cancer -- but Jessica doesn’t buy it. She says her mom is lying about being sick to gain sympathy and attention. Can Dr. Phil get to the truth and help fix this mother-daughter relationship?
Fri: Decades of Hatred, Accusations and Altercations: A Fight for Custody That's Tearing a Mother and Daughter Apart  
Marsha says she gained custody of her grandsons because of what she calls her daughter’s dangerous, drug-using lifestyle. Now she says her relationship with her daughter, Brooke, is filled with mistrust, false accusations of abuse and bitter resentment. Brooke admits to having used drugs in the past but says she is trying to make up for her mistakes and be a better mother -- but Marsha makes it difficult. Can this mother and daughter resolve their conflict?