Dr. Phil will reunite Ted Williams with several of his estranged family members in a special two-part series airing this week on Tuesday, Jan. 11, and Wednesday, Jan 12 (check local listings).
Most are familiar with Williams, a viral video sensation who literally went from being homeless to a national celebrity in a matter of days, but few know how he ended up living on the streets.
In part one of this series that airs Tuesday, Dr. Phil gets to the heart of who this man really is as he sits down with Williams and asks tough questions about his newfound fame, his past, the drinking and addiction problems that made him homeless for nearly 20 years, and about the wife and children he abandoned.
"Everyone is pulling for Ted, but his 15 minutes are going to be over and then he'll be left to manage a life filled with temptation," said Dr. Phil. "We're going to try and help him prepare for that because it would be a real tragedy if he did not make the most of this extraordinary second chance."
Then on Wednesday, Dr. Phil brings together Williams, his ex-wife Patricia and five of his nine children. In this emotional reunion, Williams talks openly with his family about the man he is today, the influences that threaten his sobriety and what his children can expect from him in the future. His children respond in a very raw and candid manner.