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Another exciting season begins on September 11!
Tune in for the 16th premiere on Tuesday, September 12! DR. PHIL exclusive with Sinead O'Connor! You will not want to miss this emotional interview.
DR. PHIL airs Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m.
Monday, September 11
Show #16003 (TV PG (L)(S)(D))
"My Beautiful Daughters Accuse Me of Being a Controlling Manipulative Father"
ALL-NEW! Steve says his daughters, 25-year-old Alexandra and 20-year-old Victoria, are constantly making self-destructive decisions and allowing men to take advantage of them. But Alexandra and Victoria say they have not gotten the love and connection they needed from their father lately. Steve says that is just “dumb” and both of his daughters need therapy and suggested they get Dr. Phil’s app, Doctor on Demand. He even sends his daughters quotes from Dr. Phil that Steve believes applies to his daughters’ lives. But is Steve following Dr. Phil’s advice from the shows that he is watching or just dictating to his daughters? Alexandra and Victoria say their father has tried to control them their entire lives, from telling them who they could hang out with, which TV shows they could watch and even tried putting a tracking device on their phones. Steve’s daughters say they want him to back off and stop what they call his controlling behavior. But Steve says it’s not that he’s controlling; there are actually legitimate reasons for all of the decisions he has made, all designed to keep his daughters safe. Find out what Dr. Phil has to say about Steve’s parenting. (CTD)
Tuesday, September 12 - ***SEASON 16 PREMIERE***
Show #16401 (TV 14 (L)(S)(D))
“Singer Sinead O’Connor Speaks Out after Hotel Breakdown: The Exclusive Interview”
ALL-NEW! Grammy Award-winning singer Sinead O’Connor is best known for her shaved head and her haunting rendition of the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” A recent Facebook video posted by the Irish songstress revealed she was depressed and desperate for help, living alone in a modest motel room in New Jersey. Sinead asks Dr. Phil for help placing her in a long-term treatment facility, and for a platform to tell her story to destigmatize mental illness. (CTD)
Wednesday, September 13
Show #16001 (TV PG (L) (S) (D))
“A Daughter’s Suicide; Parents Grieving, Her Law Student Boyfriend Falsely Accused?”
ALL-NEW! On October 29, 2016, college student Samantha committed suicide by hanging herself in the carport of the house she shared with her law student boyfriend, Jonathon. Her stepmother, Katie, and father, Dan, accuse Jonathon of not only being emotionally and verbally abusive toward Samantha, but also blame him for their daughter taking her own life -- all of which Jonathon adamantly denies. Does Jonathon have any ownership in Samantha’s tragic death? (CTD)
Thursday, September 14
Show #16007 (TV 14 (L))
"Our Know-It-All High School Dropout Daughter Wants to Be a YouTube Star!"
ALL-NEW! Sixteen-year-old Brittney is a high school dropout who claims she is too smart for school and wants to be a famous YouTube star. Brittney admits that while working on her career, she spends her days hanging out with boys at the skate park, drinking and smoking marijuana. Her parents, Kimber and Tim, say she is a manipulator who has zero ambition and needs to get her act together. Brittney claims her parents are her problem – especially her mother, who Brittney accuses of being a liar and even a thief! Dr. Phil investigates why Brittney’s dad along with his parents, Ben and Linda, claim Kimber and Brittney are tearing their entire family apart. (CTD)
Friday, September 15
Show #16020 (TV PG)
“Three DUIs and Multiple Arrests: ‘Our Sweet Little Granny Has Become a Pill Popping, Vodka Drinking, Menace to Society!’”
ALL-NEW! Misti says her mother, Lisa, is a “raging alcoholic” who has failed rehab three times and was arrested and charged with her third DUI just days before appearing on the show. Misti’s husband, Brent, says Lisa has a serious alcohol and pill popping problem, and it would be a “weight lifted off their shoulders if she just died.” Lisa’s siblings, Jim and Deann, say she’s an embarrassment to the family. They claim Lisa terrorizes their elderly parents so badly that police have been called at least 50 times. They also claim she has stolen their 90-year-old father’s cancer medication and also assaulted him. Lisa says she’s not an alcoholic – she’s just a person who likes to drink. So, is it too late for Lisa to change her lifestyle? Find out if Dr. Phil can give Lisa the reality check her family desperately needs. (CTD)
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change.