2014 Shows

Stephanie says her 16-year-old stepson, Bill, has been in a gang for more than a year -- selling drugs and robbing people at gunpoint. She also says she learned he witnessed a murder, and she fears for her family’s safety. She says the family has tried everything to straighten out the teen’s life, but Bill refuses to cut off his affiliation with the gang. Bill’s father, Jeremy, and mother, Gina, say they know their son is involved in many illegal activities but admit that they don’t want to know the extent. Fearing Bill will be imprisoned or killed, the family turns to Dr. Phil for help. Bill says being in a gang gives him “a feeling of power,” and he’d do anything for his “brothers” -- even die for them or get locked up. Does he feel the same about his own family? Dr. Phil asks Bill a question he’s never asked a teen before -- and the answer leaves everyone speechless. Then, two former gang members who turned their lives around have an important message for Bill. Will their stories make an impact? Plus, former prosecutor and CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin weighs in about the risks Bill is taking. (OAD: 2-13-14)

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: brandydee14 on Aug 20, 2014, 5:29PM - In reply to alwaysaskeptic
So true
Replied By: alwaysaskeptic on Aug 20, 2014, 4:52PM
This kid was as fake as a three dollar bill.
Replied By: angelia57 on Aug 20, 2014, 3:00AM
This is one show that i believe will hurt him it should of been done in privet
Replied By: slapyshoeshine on Aug 19, 2014, 11:01PM
I don't know/don't care if this kid is dillusional or not, he admitted to murder. His useless carcass should not be on TV but in jail. If he never did those things and can be proven (the burden is now on him since his admission), then a little fear with Bubba as a roomate should do the trick. You cannot allow someone to come on a show and make these kind of comments and be allowed to walk off of the stage under his own power. I was utterly disgusted with the parents and Dr. Phil for not stopping the show once he made those admissions. He does not deserve to be heard any further. Period. 

Replied By: DrPhilBoard2 on Aug 19, 2014, 10:26PM
The name of the movie is "Jamesy Boy."
Replied By: lizbristol on Aug 19, 2014, 9:49PM
What was the name of the Movie that was promoted on todays show of 8.19.2014?  Thank you....


Replied By: theartofdave on Aug 19, 2014, 7:45PM - In reply to cheriebengal
After watching this show, and the update. Seems like the kid put his family through a lot of embarrassment, and worry for no other reason than to do it.

He needs some professional help if he's so impressionable he'll cop to fiction. He also needs to be careful of a real gang member taking him out. Gangs usually vow a code of silence. Not airing it out for ten million people to watch.

Replied By: shadow25 on Aug 19, 2014, 6:55PM
What gang???   Wild imagination!!  The second guest, James, is the real deal.  Bill is pathetic and so are the parents if they believe Bill is a real gang member.  Well, they did make it on the "Dr. Phil" Show now didn't they.


Replied By: marleneo on Aug 19, 2014, 6:43PM - In reply to luciachan
You are so-o-o-o right. What a waste of TV time.
Replied By: shadow25 on Aug 19, 2014, 6:40PM - In reply to luciachan
That kid Is not a gang member.  He has a really wild imagination.  The trouble is some real gang members might take exception to this imposter and decide to teach him a lesson.  Now the second adult guest, James, is the real deal!

Showing 1-10 of total 153 Comments