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Intervention: TV Show Ending, No 14th Season

Intervention TV show endingA&E has announced that Intervention, their long-running TV series, is coming to an end after 13 seasons and eight years. The show began in March of 2005. The five final episodes that will begin airing on Thursday, June 13th.

Here’s their press release:

A&E PRESENTS THE FINAL FIVE EPISODES OF “INTERVENTION” BEGINNING JUNE 13 AT 9PM ET/PT

SERIES FINALE MARKS SERIES’ 243RD INTERVENTION IN EIGHT YEARS

NEW YORK, NY, MAY 23, 2013 – After thirteen seasons, spanning more than eight years, A&E’s Emmy Award-winning series “Intervention” returns for its final five episodes. The culmination of the groundbreaking series begins on Thursday, June 13 at 9PM ET/PT.

“As ‘Intervention’ comes to an end, we’re proud to have paved the way for such an original and groundbreaking series,” said David McKillop, Executive Vice President of Programming for A&E Network and BIO Channel. “We’re honored to have been a part of the 243 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, leading to the 156 individuals that are currently sober to this day.”

The final season of “Intervention” will feature some of the most intense and gripping stories of the series. The premiere episode introduces Jessica, a 29-year-old woman squatting in an abandoned house with no electricity or running water on the West side of Chicago. Jessica copes with her past by injecting heroin, a drug that was introduced to her by her own father.

The final season 14 will also feature Dana, a mother addicted painkillers and crack cocaine after a tragic fire turned her world upside down; Gina, a 34-year-old woman who uses heroin to escape the memories of her past; Kaila, a young girl suffering from a fatal eating disorder; Ryan, a 23-year-old who turned to drugs as a way of coping with his mother’s sudden suicide; and Eric, the once funny and generous son who has transformed into a junkie that hustles, steals and pawns to scrape together enough money for his fix.

Addiction specialists, and fan favorites, Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan and Donna Chavous each return for the series’ final chapter, along with Ken Seeley who comes back for one of the most difficult and dramatic episodes in the series’ history.

Twice nominated and in 2009 awarded the Emmy(R) for Outstanding Reality Series, the five-time PRISM Award-winning series “Intervention” brings attention to the enormous social, economic and environmental cost of drug addiction, alcohol abuse and compulsive behavior. Each episode follows addicts through their daily life and the devastation their dependency has brought to their family and friends. Upon reaching the brink, their loved ones stage a surprise intervention conducted by one of four specialists. In the end, they are pushed to get the help they so desperately need with the hope of turning their lives around before it’s too late.

“Intervention” is produced by GRB Entertainment for A&E Network. Gary R. Benz, Michael Branton and Dan Partland are executive producers. Sam Mettler is executive consultant. A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Holcman.

About A&E Network

A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series, including “The Glades,” “Longmire” and “Bates Motel,” to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Beyond Scared Straight” and “Storage Wars,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48.” The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.

What do you think? Are you a fan of this show? Are you sorry to see it end?

 

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Jim J. Terrell August 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

According to The Hollywood Reporter, LMN is reviving the “Intervention” docuseries for a 14th season, with 15 episodes.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/intervention-revived-14th-season-lmn-723474

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Angela April 8, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Sad to hear….please reconsider. This is a entertain ting but very educational show for our young ones growing up today with all the temptations around them.

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Kathleen Robbins August 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I am an RN who volunteers at a teen shelter.These kids are court ordered there and are given treatment and schooling in hopes that they begin to steer their lives into a different direction. I have been giving them classes on addiction,drugs,alcohol etc but they often were bored and tuned out.We had to stop using the classroom this summer so we decided to show them some Intervention programs.They love them and are quiet and attentive during the program. We then have a discussion of the POWER of addiction and the risk factors for developing it.It is easy to discuss how addicts are imprisoned by addiction when they have just witnessed it.Please reconsider bringing this program back.It is a real Public Service.

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tracie minor July 18, 2013 at 10:25 pm

It brook my heart to hear that Intervention was being canceled. This show has helped me as a single parent, show my kids & teach them the effects that all sorts of addictions have on individuals. In addition, how addictions impact everyone. I am proud to say they are both wonderful healthy strong independent young men. I want to sincerely say thank you for all the education and lives you shared to help me as a parent. Your show truly blessed many along the way and will be missed immensely.

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Rene July 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Please!!!!!!!!do not cancel this show! I love it, coming from an addicted family…
I know dozens of friends who feel the same.
Why are you ending this provocative series??

Rene Roe

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christian July 16, 2013 at 9:22 am

please don’t cancel this show. I love it so much and think it helps the people watching.

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Kat Reynolds July 12, 2013 at 8:15 am

I an a recovering addict of 14 yrs I love this show as its a painful reminder of why NOT to use. It will be missed by me very much.

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BETSY WESTBROOK June 17, 2013 at 1:25 am

To everyone @ aetv,cast,individuals seeking help, all the way down t.o the gopher.Thanks so much for such an amazing and informative t.v. program. I’ve learned so much. I don’t understand what happened. Why is the show going off the air? I fell in love with the series and always patiently awaited its return. Please help me understand why . I know u don’t have a shortage of individuals needing help. This show evrn helps young people. I beg u to reconsider this decision, after all isn’t the shows purpose to help people?? It helps and reachesso many individuals more than u can imagine i am personally giving u a heartfelt thank you for the improvements its made in my life. U will surely be missed by millions.

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Lisa Jasso June 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I agree with the comment from Jean Denes, I love this show and cannot beleive this show is coming to a season end. I have been waiting for the new season and I too cannot beleive this show will not continue but “idiot” shows as “Duck Dynasty” and “Swamp People” continue. I hope you will consider dumping other mindless shows and reconsider Intervention.

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jean denes June 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Every Monday would check to see if it had come back from vacation. Then when it does there is an announcement (in effect) that it is nearing termination. I am shocked that they would cancel a show this educational and entertaining, yet keep “Duck Dynasty” “Swamp People” and such trash. Pleeeeeeeeeeese, reconsider and renew Intervention.

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