"A DR. PHIL PRIMETIME SPECIAL: FAMILY FIRST," A NEW ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL HOSTED BY DR. PHIL McGRAW, TO BE BROADCAST WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Amy Brenneman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Redford and Will Smith Share Their
Dr. Phil McGraw hosts his first Network primetime special, A DR. PHIL PRIMETIME SPECIAL: FAMILY FIRST, where he lays down the laws of parenting, to be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Amy Brenneman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Redford and Will Smith share their own child-raising experiences and best parenting advice.
With his signature tell-it-like-it-is style, Dr. Phil takes viewers behind closed doors and into the heart of the family for an up-close-and-personal look at parenting -- the challenges, the problems and the solutions. Using hidden cameras to capture the biggest mistakes parents make, Dr. Phil visits an out-of-control family that desperately needs his help: the parents scream at each other, their teenage daughter is drinking and having sex without their knowledge and the father has not spoken to his 13-year-old son in more than a year. The results of his visit will be revealed during the broadcast.
Dr. Phil will also answer parents' most-frequently asked questions and help celebrity mothers, Holly Robinson Peete and Vanessa Marcil, to potty train their toddlers in one day's time. He will also show parents how they can raise their child's IQ with just a few easy steps, how to reveal techniques to discipline children that will work each and every time and will help parents understand what kind of a child they are raising, be it a brat or a wallflower. And, in a disquieting segment, Dr. Phil talks with the parents of a boy who possesses 10 of the 14 traits of a serial killer and offers the help they need before it's too late.
A DR. PHIL PRIMETIME SPECIAL: FAMILY FIRST is being produced by Paramount Domestic Television. Carla Pennington Stewart is the executive producer; Judy Rybak and Kandi Amelon Sawyer are the supervising producers; Julie Ross, David Goldman and Kathy Giaconia are the producers. Paul Casey is directing the special.