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Dr. Phil with executive producer Carla Pennington
 Dr. Phil with executive producer Carla Pennington at the studio.
Jay and Jordan join their father for a stroll
Sons Jay, 22 (left), and Jordan, 15, join their father for a stroll. Jay will join his father occasionally on the show. "Jay is a great conduit," says Phil. "Who do you think kids are gonna talk to? I go out there and they clam up. But Jay can give a voice to kids who aren't articulate enough to talk about their emotions."
Dr. Phil and co. cross the stage lot
Living large! Dr. Phil and co. cross the stage lot.
Dr. Phil will focus more on coping-skills education than quick fixes
Dr. Phil will focus more on coping-skills education than quick fixes.

"We don't think we're doing eight-minute cures on television," he says. "What I want to do is be an emotional compass. If one couple's issues are relatable to the millions watching, they become teaching tools. Through intervening, you point out the action steps to people who aren't on the stage. Then it's up to them. The real work starts when they leave the show."
Things are looking up!
Things are looking up! Dr. Phil takes a gander at the lighting above.