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Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil is an American talk show hosted by Dr. Phil McGraw. It debuted on September 16, 2002, after McGraw had enjoyed success with the "Tuesdays with Dr. Phil" segment on the hugely popular Oprah Winfrey Show. On both shows McGraw offers advice in the form of "life strategies" from his experience as a clinical psychologist. The show covers a wide variety of human issue topics, including weight loss, financial planning, errant children, gift suggestions, and support for good causes.

Dr. Phil Season 12 (2013-2014)

12x01 12 12x01 Tragic Beauty: The Exclusive Story of a Bachelorette's Suicide
In a Dr. Phil exclusive, the mother of reality TV star Gia Allemand opens up about her daughter’s tragic suicide. On August 14, 2013, the 29-year-old former The Bachelor star was ...
Sep. 10, 2013
12x02 12 12x02 Love Scams: Courted by a Catfish?
Sandie, 63, and LeAnn, 48, say they’re engaged to men they’ve only met online — are they being scammed by a catfish? Find out what Dr. Phil uncovers with the help of a private ...
Sep. 11, 2013
12x03 12 12x03 Football Star Accused: Part 1 - Did He Do It?
In a Dr. Phil exclusive, Matt, a 17-year-old football star from North Carolina, who is charged with second-degree rape — and his alleged victim — speak out about how one ...
Sep. 12, 2013
12x04 12 12x04 Football Star Accused: Part 2 - The Alleged Victim Speaks Out
In Part 2, Dr. Phil continues his exclusive interview with a 16-year-old girl who claims four classmates raped her while she was intoxicated. What does she recall from that night? ...
Sep. 13, 2013
12x05 12 12x05 Outrageous Monster-In-Law Khalood is Back!
Self-professed monster in-law Khalood is back — with shocking news! Hear why Khalood has another bone to pick with Dr. Phil. And, don’t miss the surprising news she says she can’t ...
Sep. 16, 2013
12x06 12 12x06 Still Missing: Where Is 7-Year-Old Kyron?
In 2010, the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman grabbed headlines across the nation, and the case still remains unsolved. Kyron’s divorced parents, Desiree and Kaine, stopped ...
Sep. 17, 2013
12x07 12 12x07 Dangerous Online Obsession, Part 1
Mary says her 17-year-old daughter, Missy, is addicted the Internet, and she fears she won’t turn into a responsible adult. When Dr. Phil meets with the family, he discovers a much ...
Sep. 18, 2013
12x08 12 12x08 Dangerous Online Obsession, Part 2
In a Dr. Phil exclusive, grieving parents open up about their daughter’s tragic death to help save other teens who may be making dangerous choices online. Jason and Kristine say ...
Sep. 19, 2013
12x09 12 12x09 Bitter Family Battles
Fifteen-year-old Modern Family star Ariel Winter’s real-life drama made headlines last year when she accused her mother, Chrystal, of verbal and physical abuse, and she was ...
Sep. 20, 2013
12x10 12 12x10 Nick Carter Tells All about Hitting Rock Bottom
Nearly two years after Backstreet Boy Nick Carter first sat down with Dr. Phil, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is back with candid confessions from his new book, Facing the Music and Living ...
Sep. 23, 2013
12x11 12 12x11 Dropout Daughter: Confronting the Boyfriend
Nathan and Jacy say their 16-year-old daughter, Valencia, is making dangerous choices — and they claim her 25-year-old boyfriend, David, is only making matters worse. Sparks fly when ...
Sep. 24, 2013
12x12 12 12x12 Rapper DMX: The Man behind the Crime Headlines
Controversial rapper DMX opens up to Dr. Phil about his longtime battle with drug addiction, his erratic behavior and multiple headline-making arrests — so many, he admits he has ...
Sep. 25, 2013
12x13 12 12x13 Debt Denial?/Mama's Boy Moocher
Jules says she went from living the high life to drowning in debt when her husband filed for divorce — and she blames him for her financial crisis. And, Steven is 28 years old, ...
Sep. 26, 2013
12x14 12 12x14 Explosive Anger
Nichole claims that her husband, Don, gets violent when he drinks — which he denies. And, Theresa and Steve say their son, Steven’s, rage is out of control, and they fear for ...
Sep. 27, 2013
12x15 12 12x15 Topless Photo Scandal: Beauty Queen Victim or Girl Gone Wild?
Samara, 19, says she relinquished her beauty queen title — and her career was ruined — after a group of girls she thought were friends sent compromising photos of her to pageant ...
Sep. 30, 2013
12x16 12 12x16 Dangerous and Violent Love
Bridgette says she’s terrified of her boyfriend, James, who she claims is verbally and physically abusive, controlling and jealous — and she says she fears he could kill her. James ...
Oct. 01, 2013
12x17 12 12x17 Death in 6 Seconds: A Night of Drinking, a Lifetime of Regret
Two years ago, 20-year-old Desaleen was the only survivor of a solo-vehicle drunk-driving accident that killed two of her friends. She confides that since the accident, she’s been ...
Oct. 02, 2013
12x18 12 12x18 A Mother's Fury Exposed
Robbie claims that his fiancée, Jessica’s, anger and drinking are out of control — and their blended family is suffering. What did Jessica's teen daughter catch on videotape ...
Oct. 03, 2013
12x19 12 12x19 Ask Dr. Phil
In a special “Ask Dr. Phil” episode, a woman asks whether she should marry her brother-in-law to honor her deceased sister’s dying wish; a wife addicted to shopping tries to ...
Oct. 04, 2013
12x20 12 12x20 Pretty Mean Girls
Holly says her 24-year-old sister, Andrea, is an intimidating bully who verbally and physically attacks people — including complete strangers — and her behavior is ruining their ...
Oct. 07, 2013
12x21 12 12x21 Munchausen Mom
Tina says she suffers from Munchausen Syndrome, which causes her to purposefully create infected wounds on her body in order to receive attention from others. And, Samantha says she ...
Oct. 08, 2013
12x22 12 12x22 Threats, Fights and Videotape
Dr. Phil talks to two couples whose explosive, daily fights in front of their children — and caught on tape — are destroying their marriages. What are they really fighting about? ...
Oct. 09, 2013
12x23 12 12x23 Pregnant at 11
At just 11 years old, Hope became pregnant with her then 13-year-old boyfriend, Bailey’s, child — Ashlynn, now 7 months old. Dr. Phil talks to the children’s parents: How did ...
Oct. 10, 2013
12x24 12 12x24 Cougar Confessions/ The Pippi Longstocking Sex Tape Scandal
Self-admitted cougars Alexsandra, 48, Sharon, 54, and Sandy, 47, say they prefer dating younger men, but their friends say they should stick to guys their own age. How do they explain ...
Oct. 11, 2013
12x25 12 12x25 Torn Between My Mother and My Boyfriend
Michele says she’s disgusted that her 26-year-old daughter, Malinda, is dating Jack, a registered sex offender — and she wants them to break up, for the sake of Malinda’s 4-year-old ...
Oct. 14, 2013
12x26 12 12x26 Cold Case Mystery: A Family Divided
Three years ago, Glenn Lemoine’s body was found floating in a canal — just miles away from his abandoned car — and his death remains a mystery. His 11 children want answers ...
Oct. 15, 2013
12x27 12 12x27 Saving Loni: From the Suburbs to the Slums
Lynn and Paul say their 20-year-old daughter, Loni, went from a straight-A student to a heroin addict, and they’re desperate to get her help. After two felony arrests — including ...
Oct. 16, 2013
12x28 12 12x28 My Husband; My Boyfriend: My Big Decision
Lisa says she can’t choose between her boyfriend of one year — or her husband of 26 years, Rick. She claims Rick is verbally abusive, controlling and has held her against her ...
Oct. 17, 2013
12x29 12 12x29 Bitter and Twisted
Exes Kathie and Gary accuse each other of being a poor parent to their 16-year-old son, Jesse. Can Dr. Phil get them to stop pointing fingers and start focusing on what’s best for ...
Oct. 18, 2013
12x30 12 12x30 "Dad's Wife Is Ruining Our Life"
Allan says he desperately wants a relationship with his 38-year-old twin daughters, Carol and Christine, whom he says he’s been at odds with since their mother died in a car accident ...
Oct. 21, 2013
12x31 12 12x31 Stepdad Takes on Dr. Phil
Brenda claims her husband, Drew, is physically and verbally abusive to her 14-year-old son, Austin — who suffers from ADHD and bipolar disorder — and ridicules her intellectually ...
Oct. 22, 2013
12x32 12 12x32 Stepparent Abuse?
Dr. Phil continues his discussion with Brenda and Drew, who are at odds over the way she says Drew treats her children. Brenda claims Drew is verbally and physically abusive to her ...
Oct. 23, 2013
12x33 12 12x33 "My Mother-in-Law Destroyed My Marriage”
Joey and Amanda are in the midst of a divorce, and Joey blames his mother-in-law for destroying their marriage — but why? And, Ashley says her husband, Matt, had an affair with ...
Oct. 24, 2013
12x34 12 12x34 Teen Mom: Should They Kick Her Out?
Valerie says her 19-year-old daughter, Alyssa, is a lazy, irresponsible mom who refuses to get a job and is often found asleep on the couch, leaving her 11-month-old baby unattended. ...
Oct. 25, 2013
12x35 12 12x35 When Love Hurts
Courtney says her husband of five years, Jeromiah, is abusive and was recently released from jail after serving six months for a probation violation, stemming from a domestic assault ...
Oct. 28, 2013
12x36 12 12x36 Abandoned by Their Mother: Reunion Aftermath; Baby Veronica Returns
Stephanie, 19, says she has spent most of her life wanting to find out more about her birth mother, Darlene. With the help of professional locator Troy Dunn, Dr. Phil reunites Stephanie ...
Oct. 29, 2013
12x37 12 12x37 Love Scams: "My Mother Chose Her Catfish over Her Family"
For more than a year, 65-year-old widow Gilda says she has been in a romantic relationship with “Eric,” whom she met online and has yet to meet in person or even speak to over ...
Oct. 30, 2013
12x38 12 12x38 “An Online Imposter Faked Her Death and Sent Me Ashes”
In a Dr. Phil first, a catfish who orchestrated several online dating deceptions faces her victims, in-studio. How did Jeanne, a married, stay-at-home mom, trick Bart into two fake ...
Oct. 31, 2013
12x39 12 12x39 Parental Alienation: Who's to Blame?
Sara says her ex-husband, Mark, has brainwashed their three grown children against her, and she just wants to reclaim a place in their lives. Mark and his new wife, Mikel, say they’re ...
Nov. 01, 2013
12x40 12 12x40 "Starving Myself; Killing My Family"
Michelle, 28, suffers from anorexia and bulimia and admits to using drugs, including cocaine, to deal with hunger pains. Her family says they’ve done everything to try to help her, ...
Nov. 04, 2014
12x41 12 12x41 Exclusive: Ariel Castro's First Victim Speaks Out
It was a story that shocked America, and in a riveting two-part series, Dr. Phil speaks exclusively to one of the women who lived to tell it. Michelle Knight, the first of three women ...
Nov. 05, 2013
12x42 12 12x42 Chained, Tortured and Starved: The First Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Reveals All
Dr. Phil continues his exclusive interview with Michelle Knight, the first of the three Cleveland kidnapping victims to break her silence. Ariel Castro’s first and self-professed ...
Nov. 06, 2013
12x43 12 12x43 Spies, Suspicions and Sexual Accusations
Cindy says her husband of 15 years, Mike, relentlessly accuses her of cheating and claims his unfounded mistrust has escalated to verbal abuse. She says Mike will stop at nothing ...
Nov. 07, 2013
12x44 12 12x44 A Husband Obsessed; A Wife Accused
Dr. Phil continues his examination of Mike’s evidence that he says proves his wife, Cindy, has cheated — including polygraph results, STD tests and a DNA test. Are his suspicions ...
Nov. 08, 2013
12x45 12 12x45 From Housewife to Secret Sex Life: A Sister's Intervention
Emily and Lori say that their oldest sister, Kim, completely changed a year and a half ago, when she lost more than 100 pounds, filed for divorce and joined a sexual fetish group. ...
Nov. 11, 2013
12x46 12 12x46 A Sister Intervention: The Boyfriend's Criminal Past Revealed
Emily and Lori say in the last year and a half, their sister, Kim, lost more than 100 pounds, filed for divorce and became a member of a sexual fetish group — and they worry about ...
Nov. 12, 2013
12x47 12 12x47 Feuding Exes: Children Caught in the Crossfire
Since their divorce in 2007, Doug and Beverly admit they have made several serious accusations against each other, including drug use, abuse and parental alienation — and their ...
Nov. 13, 2013
12x48 12 12x48 The Mysterious Death of Jacob Limberios, Part 1
On March 2, 2012, 19-year-old Jacob “Jake” Limberios was fatally shot in the head in the presence of three friends. The coroner ruled his death a suicide — but Jake’s parents, ...
Nov. 14, 2013
12x49 12 12x49 The Mysterious Death of Jacob Limberios, Part 2: The Polygraph Results
The family of 19-year-old Jake Limberios continues to search for answers surrounding his death in March 2012. Who fired the gunshot that ended his life? Brittany and Will, who witnessed ...
Nov. 15, 2013
12x50 12 12x50 Survivor Winner's Losing Battle
Todd Herzog was just 22 when he won Survivor: China six years ago, and his family says he was on top of the world with his million-dollar winnings and newfound fame. But now, they ...
Nov. 18, 2013
12x51 12 12x51 The Doctor, His Wife, His Mistress, The Murder
In a daytime exclusive, Gypsy Willis, the former mistress of Dr. Martin MacNeill — who was recently convicted in the 2007 murder of his wife, Michele — speaks out about the headline-grabbing ...
Nov. 19, 2013
12x52 12 12x52 "My Mother-in-Law Believes I'm a Killer"
Ty says his wife, Nicole, has not spoken to his mom, Katherine, in more than seven years, because Katherine has made several, serious accusations against her daughter-in-law, including ...
Nov. 20, 2013
12x53 12 12x53 Midlife Marriage Meltdown: Torn between Two Men
Last year, Judy says her husband of 30 years, Danny, suffered a midlife crisis, asked her for a divorce, moved out and started an affair — but now he wants her back. Judy has a ...
Nov. 21, 2013
12x54 12 12x54 "Dump Your Fiancée Now!"
Tone and John say they don’t approve of their brother, Dan’s, fiancée, Shannon, who they claim is rude, foul-mouthed, selfish and manipulative. The siblings also claim that Shannon, ...
Nov. 22, 2013
12x55 12 12x55 Did She Marry an Imposter?
After a whirlwind four-month romance last year, Sheri married her soon-to-be ex, Tim. She claims he told her he was a retired doctor, former professional hockey player, wealthy businessman ...
Nov. 25, 2013
12x56 12 12x56 Pageant Mom: Did She Put Her Daughter in Danger?
Pageant mom Lori is fighting to have a sexually-suggestive post featuring her 11-year-old daughter, Alaska’s, photo removed from gossip website TheDirty.com. When Lori faces the ...
Nov. 26, 2013
12x57 12 12x57 Inside the Baseball Wife’s Assault on Her Pitcher Husband
On the night of July 7, 2013, Anna Benson, former star of the reality TV show Baseball Wives and dubbed “baseball’s hottest and most-infamous wife,” showed up at her estranged ...
Nov. 27, 2013
12x58 12 12x58 "My Husband Did the Unthinkable"
Samantha says a few months after her husband, Adam, returned home from serving in Iraq, he lost his job and became filled with rage during their fights, even threatening to shoot ...
Nov. 29, 2013
12x59 12 12x59 Love, Lies and Murder: Killer Doctor's Daughter Reacts to Mistress Interview
Alexis, the daughter of Dr. Martin MacNeill — who was recently convicted in the 2007 murder of his wife — speaks out about why she helped prosecutors build a case against him ...
Dec. 02, 2013
12x60 12 12x60 Parents Divided over Disowning Their Son
Karen and Tim say the last six years with their 24-year-old adopted son, Adam, have been a nightmare, and they’re divided over whether to cut him out of their lives for good. They ...
Dec. 03, 2013
12x61 12 12x61 Scandals Ripped from the Headlines
Crisis expert Judy Smith, who inspired the popular character Olivia Pope on the hit TV show Scandal, takes on the real-life dramas of Dr. Phil’s guests. First, 39-year-old mother ...
Dec. 04, 2013
12x62 12 12x62 Pregnant in Handcuffs: Shopping Outrage or Innocent Mistake?
Twenty-two-year-old Kayla made headlines after she claimed that four undercover officers detained her outside a high-end department store in New York City and questioned her about ...
Dec. 05, 2013
12x63 12 12x63 Twin Trouble/Marriage Misery
Dr. Phil talks to competitive twins and triplets who say their relationships are suffering. Are they willing to change their behavior? And, Noel says that her years-long struggle ...
Dec. 06, 2013
12x64 12 12x64 Violent Vixen
Ray and Deena say that three years ago, after Deena had an affair and they divorced, their 16-year-old daughter, Summer, went from a straight-A student to a violent and out-of-control ...
Dec. 09, 2013
12x65 12 12x65 I Did Not Try to Blind My Wife
Heather claims that her husband of two years, Anthony, is physically and verbally abusive and says she fears that one day, he could seriously hurt or kill her. She says that he has ...
Dec. 10, 2013
12x66 12 12x66 16 and on the Path of Destruction
Kelly says her 16-year-old daughter, Ellie, is on a path of self-destruction, and she fears for the teen’s life. She says Ellie has an eating disorder, is suicidal, cuts herself and ...
Dec. 11, 2013
12x67 12 12x67 Give Me Back My Child!
Rabecca claims that three-and-a-half years ago, her mother, Debra, tricked her into signing over legal guardianship of her 4-year-old daughter, Desiree, while she was suffering from ...
Dec. 12, 2013
12x68 12 12x68 A High School Homecoming, a Rape and a Ruined Relationship
Twenty-five-year-old Brianna claims that at age 15, she was raped by two male classmates at a post-Homecoming party, and when prosecutors initially refused to file charges, she says ...
Dec. 13, 2013
12x69 12 12x69 A 26-Year Age Divide: Can This Couple Be Saved?
Ashley, 24, and Dean, 50, say most of their five-year relationship has been volatile, and as a result, they’ve both served time in jail for domestic assault. Ashley says Dean has ...
Dec. 16, 2013
12x70 12 12x70 A Husband’s Lies and Betrayal/A Baby Paralyzed; A Family Changed Forever
Carmen says she thought she had the perfect husband in Dennis, until earlier this year, when she discovered that, for most of their 10-year marriage, he had been cheating on her with ...
Dec. 17, 2013
12x71 12 12x71 Haunted by the Evidence: Why Was My Brother Killed?
Dr. Phil talks to two families who are torn apart by tragic deaths. First, Rod says two-and-a-half years ago, his brother, Jerry, was shot six times and left to die in an alley. No ...
Dec. 18, 2013
12x72 12 12x72 Obsessed and Over It
Twenty-one-year-old Samantha says that four years ago, she began obsessively picking at her skin, leaving her with scabs and scars all over her face and body. She confides that she ...
Dec. 19, 2013
12x73 12 12x73 Amber Portwood: 'Teen Mom' out of Prison ... Now What?
MTV Teen Mom alum Amber Portwood made headlines last year when, after her arrest on drug charges, she opted for a five-year prison sentence, rather than completing court-ordered rehab. ...
Dec. 20, 2013
12x74 12 12x74 Reckless Runaway Teen
Brandy and Graham say they have no idea how to control their 16-year-old daughter, Caitlin, who they say has been arrested seven times, dropped out of school and stolen their car at ...
Jan. 06, 2014
12x75 12 12x75 Fat, Furious and Fed Up
Diana says her 48-year-old husband, Robert, weighs nearly 400 pounds and is in denial about his weight — and she’s considering divorcing him if he doesn’t get serious about making ...
Jan. 07, 2014

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