‘Dr. Phil Show’ Episode Guide (Aug. 25): Mother Believes Daughter is Capable of Killing Her

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‘Dr. Phil Show’ Episode Guide (Aug. 25): Mother Believes Daughter is Capable of Killing Her

The following is a synopsis of today’s episode of CBS Television Distribution’s “Dr. Phil Show.” To watch, be sure to check local listings for the time period in your market.

Stephanie says she wants to know how her daughter, Ashley, went from a picture-perfect, straight-A student and beauty pageant queen to an out-of-control, violent 16-year-old who has her fearing for her life.

She says Ashley stole her car at 12, started dating an 18-year-old when she was just 13, was caught shoplifting, and started abusing drugs and alcohol. Stephanie says when Ashley doesn’t get her way, she becomes violent — breaking lamps, punching holes in doors and kicking out car windshields with her feet — and has even threatened to kill her.

Stephanie says she recently found a gun in Ashley’s car and fears her daughter could actually follow through with the threat. Ashley says her mother harasses her with texts all day long and knows exactly how to push her buttons — and she wants her to back off.

Dr. Phil intervenes in this mother/daughter conflict. Has Stephanie been enabling her daughter’s bad behavior? Plus, how does Ashley explain her actions?

Originally launched in the fall of 2002 to the highest ratings of any new syndicated show since the launch of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” 16 years prior, “Dr. Phil” is enjoyed by millions of viewers nationally in 212 markets, covering 100 percent of the country.Additionally, “Dr. Phil” is licensed to nearly 50 territories and countries worldwide.

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. McGraw champions those who suffer from such silent epidemics as domestic violence, child abuse, depression, racism, substance abuse and other health issues that are prevalent in society, but go largely undiscussed by their victims.

While McGraw will continue with the topics and themes that have made the show number one, he will introduce some tech new features to the show. This season, a select group of viewers will be able to watch the show’s taping and contribute with real-time tweets, instant comments and even talk-back with the host.

Emmy-Award winning Executive Producer Carla Pennington has been with “Dr. Phil” since its first season, as has Co-Executive Producer Angie Kraus. “Dr. Phil” was created by Harpo Productions, is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp.

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