Daughter of Convicted Killer and Murder Victim Reacts to Gypsy Willis’ Dr. Phil Interview (PROMO)


The real-life saga of sex, medicine and murder involving convicted killer Dr. Martin MacNeill, his slain, ex-beauty queen wife Michelle and a mistress named Gypsy has proven to be tragedy porn ratings gold for morning news programs and talk shows. On Monday's episode of Dr. Phil, Alexis MacNeill—who helped prosecutors in Utah go after her father for her mother's murder—reacts to Gypsy Willis' recent appearance on the chatfest. Watch the promo for Monday's installment of Dr. Phil after the jump!
 

 

Dr. Phil Lands Interview With Cleveland Kidnapping Victim


In what is sure to be must see TV, Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight will sit down with Dr. Phil. The young woman will share her story about being imprisoned by Ariel Castro and the horrible conditions she and two other women endured, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show says Knight "describes the horrible conditions in the house" and discusses her physical, mental and sexual abuse. That includes "being tied up like a fish" and spending weeks chained and tortured in the basement, according to the show.

Steve Harvey Surges to Tie Katie in Nielsens


Steve Harvey's next New York Times best seller could be entitled Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Hit Talk Show host. The comedian's self-titled daytime chatfest tied Katie in the Nielsen ratings the week ending Oct. 20. Both sophomore vehicles netted a 1.7 in households for the week. Steve Harvey was up 6 percent over the previous week in households; 10 percent among women 25.54.

Judge Judy Tops Syndicated Ratings For Seventh Straight Week


Judge Judith Sheindlin continues to throw the book at her syndicated competition. For the seventh week in a row, Judge Judy was the No. 1 regular weekday show. Classic game show Wheel of Fortune had the most total viewers for the week ending Oct. 13, while Dr. Phil was the most-watched syndicated daytime talk show. For the complete syndicated cable ratings, click here!

Gia Allemand’s Mother Speculates Menstrual Cycle Caused Suicide on Dr. Phil (VIDEO)


To kick off Season 12 of The Dr. Phil Show, the no-nonsense therapist had a one-on-one with Donna Micheletti, the mother of former The Bachelor contestant Gia Allemand, who recently committed suicide. Dr. Phil McGraw also interviewed Jake Pavelka, who romanced Allemand on the reality competition show. 

During the episode, Allemand's mother revealed she was on the phone with her daughter, moments before she hanged herself. Micheletti gave her thoughts on what led her daughter to take her own life. She also explained during her daughter’s menstrual cycle, she would have severe mood swings, causing her to turn into someone unrecognizable. Watch the heartbreaking clip below.

 

Another NBC Station Bumps Days of Our Lives Out of Daytime


In August it was announced that Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV would no longer air Days of Our Lives and fans would have to watch it on KVCW, a CW channel. Now The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that fans who watch DAYS on Salt Lake NBC affiliate KSL-Channel 5 will no longer be able to watch it at 2 PM. Instead, viewers can watch or DVR the latest Salem shenanigans at 1:05 AM. Adding insult to timeslot injury, KSL plans to air two hours of Dr. Phil during its daytime block.


Adding to the frustration is that, while Channel 5 can’t find room to air "Days" during the day, it can find room to air "Dr. Phil" twice.

Why is the soap opera off the schedule? I’m guessing it’s ratings-related. But I can’t say for sure, because the folks at KSL have declined to respond to several requests for clarification.


It looks like Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) won't be the only one who has trouble sleeping.

Dr. Phil Spokesperson Addresses Controversial Tweet


A spokesperson for Dr. Phil has responded to BuzzFeed after the popular site asked about the talk show host's controversial tweet, which sparked outrage on Twitter.

“This tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic. It was not intended to be taken lightly,” the spokesperson said. “It’s based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label.”


The controversy erupted on Twitter Tuesday evening when Dr. Phil tweeted the question, "If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teenaccused."

The tweet was later deleted, which then spawned the hashtag #DrPhilQuestions.

Meanwhile, Jerry Springer appeared on CNN and defended Dr. Phil by saying the topic should be discussed on a serious show like Dr. Phil. Watch Springer's segment after the jump!