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Dr. Phil

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. He is noted for often bringing back families for multiple shows for "follow-up" therapy sessions in his segment called "Dr. Phil Family." Generally, the program is filmed and guests appear in studio, but in 2006, the Dr. Phil House began as an occasional series. Dr. Phil and his production staff invite guests to a special house wired with numerous cameras and microphones, which is similiar to that of the Big Brother house. There, his staff monitor the conversations of the guests he is trying to help, and intervene as necessary to prevent physical violence. Dr. Phil also provides on-the-spot advice and counseling to the houseguests as he determines necessary. Taping in Los Angeles, the fifth season of Dr. Phil aired Monday, September 11, 2006. It is in syndication throughout the United States and Canada, as well as a number of other countries. Also, the show's syndication contracts specifically state that if Dr. Phil is on another station, it cannot air at the same time as Oprah. It was announced on August 3, 2005 that Dr. Phil had been renewed through at least its 12th season, lasting through the 2013-2014 season.

Episode Info

Next: 13x146 -- I Believe My Parents are Enabling My Freeloading, Drug-Using, Model Brother & It Needs to Stop Today! (Apr/20/2015)

Anthony says he fears his 29-year-old brother, Jamie, a fitness model and personal trainer, won’t live to see 30 if he doesn’t get serious help with his addictions. Anthony says Jamie has struggled for years with cocaine, alcohol and anger issues — all of which he says are exacerbated by their “enabling” parents, Steve and Joey. Jaime admits to past substance abuse issues but says he has been totally clean for two weeks and has things under control. Emotions run high when this family comes face to face on Dr. Phil’s stage. Steve and Joey admit they have helped Jamie with rent, car payments and spending money, because they say they love him and want to support him. But is that money really being used to fund his addiction? Then, Anthony claims Jamie has another serious issue he needs to address. But the accusation causes Jamie to storm off stage. Don’t miss Part 2 tomorrow — will he return and face his problems head-on?

Prev: 13x145 -- An Ex Accused of Stalking, Obsession and Abuse: Who's Telling the Truth? (Apr/17/2015)

Jennifer says she and her husband, Freddie, divorced four months ago, but she claims he is obsessed with her and refuses to let her go. She says he drives past her house repeatedly, watches her through her windows, calls her 100 times a week — accusing her of sleeping with other men — and has even snuck into her house to go through her belongings. Freddie denies all of Jennifer’s allegations and says the only reason she divorced him is because she is abusing prescription pain medication and is not thinking clearly. Jennifer says her decision to divorce Freddie was made with clarity — and she admits she abuses pain pills but claims she does so because of Freddie’s behavior.

Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
As Himself (Host)

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Creator: Oprah Winfrey
Art Department: Frank Galvan III
Sound Recordist: Rob Whitehurst

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Warning: Dr. Phil guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Talk Shows
Status: Returning Series
Network: Syndicated ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 03:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 16, 2002
• Dr Phil (Used In Australia)
• Dr. Phil (Used In Netherlands)
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