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Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil

Syndication 2002

Dr. Phil is a talk show hosted by Phil McGraw. After McGraw's success with his segments on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil debuted on September 16, 2002. On both shows McGraw offers advice in the form of "life strategies" from his life experience as a clinical psychologist.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Dr. Phil

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#1 - A Custody Confrontation as Sandra Storms Off: Will She Return? (Season 14 - Episode 162)

A mother in a bitter custody battle is offered a polygraph test to prove that she has not coached her daughters to make false accusations of physical and sexual abuse against their father, but something causes her to storm off stage.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 10 votes.

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#2 - Animal Activist Under Attack (Season 14 - Episode 61)

An animal rescuer comes face to face with members of a hateful Facebook group dedicated to destroying her reputation.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 10 votes.

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#3 - My Daughter Believes She's Pregnant With Jesus; What Will the Ultrasound Show? (Season 15 - Episode 39)

Haley, who insists she is pregnant and about to give birth to Jesus, the Son of God, learns the results of her ultrasound.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 47 votes.

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#4 - Sandra and Joey Return: Will Sandra Finally Take the Polygraph and Drug Test? (Season 14 - Episode 161)

A mother in a bitter custody battle is offered a polygraph test to prove that she has not coached her daughters to make false accusations of physical and sexual abuse against their father, but something causes her to storm off stage.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 17 votes.

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#5 - Is This Lying Granny Ready to Come Clean? (Season 14 - Episode 170)

Erik and his mother have had an ongoing battle with drug addiction, and he says she is the reason he has not been able to get clean.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 10 votes.

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#6 - Were Pet Owners Scammed Out of Thousands of Dollars by a Service Dog Company? (Season 15 - Episode 67)

Families say a company that claimed to train service dogs to detect glucose levels in diabetics was a scam that left them with expensive pets who were not equipped to save lives.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 13 votes.

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#7 - My Daughter Is a Liar and Catfishing Boys Online (Season 14 - Episode 143)

Shannon claims her beautiful teenage daughter Ryann is a pathological liar and a catfish, who portrays herself online as a bubbly blonde cheerleader saving herself for her prince charming. But, Shannon says boys beware because she believes her daughter needs psychological help, and claims Ryann has gone as far as to fabricate two pregnancies in order to “trap” two different boys into committing to her. Ryann says her mother is the liar and says she is only interested in speaking with Dr. Phil with hopes that he can get some sense through to her mother’s “thick head.” Ryann says her mother goes out of her way to make her look bad when she is just a good, innocent teenage girl. Ryann says her mom needs to come to terms with her own issues and leave her alone. What happens when Dr. Phil presents Ryann with evidence that seems to prove her mom’s side of the story? Plus, Shannon wonders whether Ryann’s behavior is because she has never met her biological father. See what happens when Dr. Phil reveals he was able to find Ryann’s biological father.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 17 votes.

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#8 - Busting a Bad Mom? Discipline or Abuse? (Season 15 - Episode 42)

Vicki accuses her daughter of abusing her granddaughter, causing bruises and calling the child ``worthless'' and ``stupid.''

The episode was rated 7.92 from 24 votes.

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#9 - The College Student, the Frat Boy and the Football Tailgate Party That Ended in Rape: The Exclusive Interview (Season 15 - Episode 41)

A young woman tells of being brutally raped, then tricked into saying that she had consensual sex, and the charges against her rapist being temporarily dropped; her lawyer and a police veteran tell how she was finally given justice.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 17 votes.

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#10 - The Indiana Train Track Murders; The Search for a Killer (Season 16 - Episode 66)

Teens Liberty German and Abigail Williams go hiking in the woods of their small hometown in Indiana and are brutally murdered; in their final moments, the best friends may have recorded images and audio of their killer.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 15 votes.

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#11 - Accusations of Compulsive Lies, False Charges and Coaching: A Dad's Fears About His Daughter's Safety at Mom's House
Season 14 - Episode 110

Daniel says he and his ex, Lynsey, are caught in a contentious custody battle, filled with lies and accusations, and their 4-year-old daughter is caught in the middle. Daniel claims that he refused to marry Lynsey once learning she was pregnant, that she told him the child was not his and she then gave birth without telling him. Daniel says he filed for paternity and when their child turned 3, he received unsupervised visitation with her. That’s when he says Lynsey started accusing him of molesting their little girl – and that Lynsey recorded videos where she claims that her daughter admits to being molested by Daniel, videos that Daniel says only prove that Lynsey coached their daughter to lie. The court ultimately ruled that Daniel should keep custody and Lynsey should be given one-and-a-half years of supervised visitation. But now, Lynsey is allowed supervised overnight visits with Sophie, and Daniel says he’s concerned that she will lie to Sophie about him and that Lynsey’s “instabilities” will affect Sophie. Lynsey claims that Daniel begged her to abort their daughter when she told him that she was pregnant and that the first three years of their daughter’s life, Daniel rarely saw their child. Lynsey also claims that after an overnight visit with Daniel in December 2014, her daughter came home saying Daniel hurt her – and that she hired a therapist who convinced her that their daughter was sexually abused. Lynsey says now she gets two phone calls per week with her daughter for a few minutes at a time – and claims Daniel is unwilling to support a relationship between her and their daughter. Can Dr. Phil help these parents calm the chaos and put their daughter’s needs ahead of their own?

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
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#12 - I Believe My Daughter Is Being Controlled by Her BFF
Season 14 - Episode 135

Rachel had high hopes for her daughter, Shaila, with dreams of her graduating college, getting into the medical field, marrying a smart, handsome man and becoming a mother. But Rachel says those dreams were shattered when her daughter met Destinee. Rachel says Shaila’s BFF has been more of a BFD – best friend disaster -- ever since they became roommates two months ago. Shaila has now dropped out of college, and her mom claims she is more of Destinee’s servant than sidekick. She says she believes her daughter is belittled, mistreated and “beaten down” all because of her so-called bestie, Destinee, who strongly denies Rachel's allegations. She says she wants Destinee out of her daughter’s life forever.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
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#13 - The Frat Boy Dubbed the Cannibal Killer Breaks His Silence From His Hospital Bed
Season 15 - Episode 35

College student Austin Harrouff, accused of murdering a couple and stabbing a neighbor who tried to help, speaks out for the first time.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.
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#14 - A Tragic Death, a $3 Million Settlement and a Mom Out of Control
Season 15 - Episode 40

Alyssa's family say that since her husband's death she has spun out of control, drinking, partying and spending excessively; she exhibits unusual behavior with the show's staff.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.
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#15 - Survivor Todd: On Death's Door
Season 15 - Episode 53

Todd Herzog, winner of ``Survivor: China,'' fights for his life.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.
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#16 - My Fiance Admits to Putting His Hands on Me and Pouring Ice Water on Me, but It's Partially My Fault for Provoking Him
Season 14 - Episode 156

Jordan says she is tired of her fiance's physical and verbal abuse, but adds that she loves him so much she is afraid to leave him.

The episode was rated from 15 votes.
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#17 - Making a Murderer: New Details Revealed as the Sheriff's Department Speaks Out
Season 14 - Episode 80

A documentary leads viewers to believe that Steven Avery, sentenced to life in prison for murder, is not guilty; the man who was sheriff during Avery's trial delves into the details of the case.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
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#18 - Son-in-Law vs. Mother-in-Law and a Wife Caught in the Middle
Season 15 - Episode 28

Danny says that if his wife does not put up some boundaries with her overbearing mother, he will think about getting a divorce.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
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#19 - I Am Convinced My Beautiful Wife Is Poisoning Me With Borax! Who Did I Marry?
Season 15 - Episode 75

Jeremy thinks his wife is cheating with multiple men and is trying to kill him in order to collect his insurance money.

The episode was rated from 23 votes.
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#20 - TV Star's Alcoholism & Depression Spiral Out of Control: Can His Career Be Saved?
Season 14 - Episode 3

TV Star Nicholas Brendon is best known for his role as “Xander Harris” on the hugely popular TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and most recently for his role as “Kevin Lynch” on the TV show Criminal Minds. But off-screen, he has been starring in his own private alcohol-fueled drama which has led to multiple arrests and been documented in celebrity magazines, social media and blogs. Nicholas, who was not exactly drama-free in preparation for his sit down with Dr. Phil, abruptly walks offstage during the interview. Is Nicholas ready to make hard choices and take the steps needed to save his life and career?

The episode was rated from 16 votes.

Last updated: nov 14, 2022


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