May 24, 2013 05:39 AM by Megan Thompson
A&E has announced this will be the final season of its award-winning show Intervention. This powerful series about addiction will end after 13 seasons on the network. Find out why the show is being cancelled and when the final five episodes will air.
Intervention premiered in 2005 and has been a groundbreaking reality series. Each episode is about a person whose life has been turned upside down by their drug or alcohol dependence, or some other compulsive behavior (like bulimia.) At the end of each episode the person is confronted by family or friends with a surprise intervention. Besides the family’s support, each intervention is conducted by one of four specialists on the show.
Since its inception, Intervention has conducted over 200 interventions that have proved to be very successful. Out of 243 people who appeared on the show, 156 of them are currently sober. It’s no surprise that this show has received the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Series in 2009 and the show has a huge following.
So why is A&E cancelling the show? On Thursday, executives from the network released a statement, “As Intervention comes to an end, we’re proud to have paved the way for such an original and groundbreaking series,” said A&E and BIO Channel’s executive vice president of programming David McKillop. Although the statement doesn’t give specifics on why the series is being cancelled its rumored that the network has found rating success with another series, Duck Dynasty. The season finale of Duck Dynasty brought in more viewers than American Idol the night it aired.
So if you haven’t tuned into this amazing show, you still have a chance. Intervention will air five more episodes that begin June 13th.
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