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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
"Sandra and Joey Return: Will Sandra Finally Take the Polygraph and Drug Test?"  
ALL-NEW! Sandra and Joey, exes in a bitter custody battle with accusations of physical and sexual abuse toward their daughters, return to the show. Will Sandra take a polygraph to help prove she has not coached her daughters to make up allegations against their father? And, what causes her to storm off stage? Plus, on Tuesday, will Sandra return?
"A Custody Confrontation As Sandra Storms Off: Will She Return?"
ALL-NEW! For the past two years, Sandra and Joey say they have been in a bitter battle over custody of their two young daughters. Sandra says she wants to set the record straight about things that were said and occurred during her previous appearances. She agrees to take a polygraph to show she did not coach her children to make false accusations about their father. But before the test results are revealed,  Sandra walks off stage. Find out why. Will she return to hear the results?
"Ex-Major League Baseball Player Now Facing Major Problems"  
ALL-NEW! Richie Lewis was a three-time All-American, Hall of Fame college pitcher, who became one of Major League Baseball's most electric personalities, striking out some of the game's greatest players. But now, his wife Andrea and their three children claim since Richie was forced to retire from the majors due to an injury, Richie says his life has no purpose without baseball and he has no reason to live. Richie's family claims his depression and alcoholism have led him to become a sloppy, blackout and abusive drunk, who has become a public embarrassment to himself and his family. Richie insists the only issue he is facing is depression from leaving the game he loved. Before coming to Dr. Phil, Richie demanded no one discuss his alleged alcoholism, and he threatened to walk out of their lives forever if they did not honor his demand. What happens when Richie finds out he is indeed part of an alcohol intervention? Plus, Richie's college teammate Deion Sanders drops everything to fly to Los Angeles to surprise and help his dear friend. Will all this effort convince Richie that he needs help?
"Exclusive: Accused Freeway Sniper Speaks Out"
ALL-NEW! In August 2015, a string of freeway sniper shootings caused a wave of panic that left Arizona residents fearing for their lives. After weeks of searching for the sniper, authorities said they had linked a gun to four of the I-10 shootings – and that gun had belonged to 21-year-old Leslie Merritt Jr., and he was arrested. But Leslie proclaimed his innocence saying his gun was at the pawnshop during the time the shootings occurred. After 222 days behind bars, Leslie was released and all charges against him were officially dismissed after a prosecution expert testified that he could neither exclude nor identify the bullets in question as having come from Leslie's gun. But to this day, people, including officials, say they believe they had the right man and Leslie is the Arizona sniper. Today, Leslie speaks out for the first time in an exclusive interview. Find out what it was like seeing weapons drawn on his girlfriend and baby daughter on the day he was arrested and the tactics he claims were used to try to get him to confess. Leslie will also respond to the question on so many people's  minds, "Is Leslie Merritt an innocent man who was locked up for almost a year for a crime he didn't commit?"
"A Hidden Pregnancy and a Faked Abortion: ‘Is There Hope for My Relationship?'"  
ALL-NEW! Twenty-year-old old Courtney and 23-year-old Ryan met on a popular dating app a year ago and Courtney just gave birth to their child. But Courtney claims Ryan has been cheating throughout their relationship and suspects he still is. Ryan says Courtney's temper can get violent and her lies are just as bad – in fact, he says she lied about having an abortion for three months. The young couple moved in with Courtney's parents and sister, who all admit they know almost nothing about Ryan, and until seven months into her pregnancy, didn't even know Courtney was pregnant! Dr. Phil dives deep under the surface of this young couple's dysfunctional relationship to figure out what is really going on.