‘Dr. Phil Show’ Episode Guide (Aug. 22): Wife Accuses Husband’s Ex-Fiancée of Murdering Him

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‘Dr. Phil Show’ Episode Guide (Aug. 22): Wife Accuses Husband’s Ex-Fiancée of Murdering Him

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

On August 28, 2013, Traivon “Trai” Asterino, 35, was discovered face down in a field, dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. Trai’s death was ruled a suicide, but his wife, Michelle, says he wouldn’t have killed himself, and she’s accusing his ex-fiancée, Mysti, of murdering him.

Michelle says since Trai’s death, Mysti has been slandering Trai’s name by claiming he was a pedophile — an allegation Michelle says she refuses to believe. Mysti denies any involvement in Trai’s death and says the day before it happened, her 13-year old daughter revealed that Trai had been molesting her for years.

Since then, she says her 9-year-old daughter — Trai’s biological child — has made the same claim. She says she believes Trai was consumed with guilt and took his own life. Dr. Phil sorts through the details and accusations in search of answers. Did guilt drive Trai to commit suicide, or was he murdered?

Then, hear from Trai’s mother, Leonna, who makes a shocking revelation about her son’s past. What does she believe happened to Trai? Plus, Dr. Phil meets with Mysti’s daughters backstage for a very candid conversation — and then has some strong words for both Mysti and Michelle. Can they put the mudslinging aside and focus on the welfare of the children?

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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