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  • Premiered: 
    March 6, 2005
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  • Network: A&E
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Medical
  • Tags: addiction

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Plot Synopsis

This one-hour reality series turns the camera on people confronting their darkest demons and seeking a route to redemption. From compulsive gamblers to shopaholics, from alcoholics to young people estranged from their families, episodes feature real people in crisis as friends and family, who have staged a surprise intervention, confront their destructive behavior. The series has conducted more than 262 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005. Stories in the 13th season of INTERVENTION included: Elena, a grandmother addicted to meth; Susie and Miriam, 41-year-old twins addicted to drugs and alcohol; Terry, a businessman and father with an $80,000 a year crack addiction; Cher, whose alcohol addiction has led to severe liver damage; and Nick, a 23-year-old willing to cross the Mexican border to get his next fix. INTERVENTION returned on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT on A&E, with five new episodes, announced at the time as the series' final installments. More than one year after the Season 14 finale on A&E, LMN resurrected INTERVENTION, premiering the show's fourteenth season on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, showing back-to-back new episodes with Jeff VanVonderen and Candy Finnigan returning for the new season. For its fifteenth season, INTERVENTION switched back to its original cable channel, A&E, which aired the Season 14 premiere on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT, immediately following a new one-hour special, "I Was There." Original interventionists Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan, Ken Seeley and Donna Chavous return to present them with the life-changing opportunity of an intervention and rehab. The season opener featured smart and outgoing Katie, who traveled the world as an elite Irish dancer until she was derailed into a life of partying and drugs. Katie is now a shell of her former self. She lives with her boyfriend who deals drugs and supplies her with a weekly $2,000 fix. Katie puts everything in jeopardy when she attempts to shut down the intervention. INTERVENTION returned with new episodes on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following a four-hour marathon (6-10pm) of encore episodes. In the summer premiere, "Matthew / Olivia," Matthew lost custody of his son and went from part-time user to full-blown addict, huffing ten cans of computer duster a day when a drug test came back positive. Olivia was repeatedly molested by a relative at age 11. Successive traumas into adulthood have led her to mask her emotional pain by injecting a dangerous combination of heroin and meth. Season 16 of INTERVENTION premiered on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on A&E, with original interventionists Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan, Ken Seeley, Donna Chavous and former series subject and INTERVENTION success story Sylvia Parsons returning to present these individuals with a life-changing opportunity of intervention and rehab. Each addict must confront their darkest demons in order to begin their journey to recovery in the hopes that they can turn their lives around before it's too late. This season features Kacy, a multimillionaire turned penniless alcoholic; Sierra, a young woman caught in a full blown meth-induced psychosis; brothers Daniel and Robert who are both on a downward spiral of codependent heroin addiction; and Kaeleen who numbs the pain of her childhood sexual abuse with opiates and alcohol, among many more stories.
A&E premiered the seventeenth season of INTERVENTION on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. The season opener focuses on Katherine C., a bright college student with dreams of becoming a journalist until she was abducted and brutally assaulted. Katherine swiftly spiraled, becoming dependent on a dangerous mix of drugs to mask the trauma. Her parents have already purchased a burial plot for her and are certain that it's only a matter of time before they bury their only child.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by GRB Entertainment