LMN resurrects “Intervention”

The addiction-focused reality show (pictured), which originally ran for 13 seasons on LMN's sister network A&E, will return to U.S. TV screens for a 15-episode run in the first quarter of 2015.
August 5, 2014

U.S cable network LMN is bringing back addiction-focused reality show Intervention (pictured).

The Emmy-winning show – which ran for 13 seasons on sister network A&E before ending last year – will return to production this summer, with a new, 15-episode season airing in the first quarter of 2015.

The show’s original prodco, GRB Entertainment, will make the new run, and original “interventionists” Jeff Van Vonderen and Candy Finnigan will return to host.

“Jeffrey L. Weaver, the showrunner for this new season, started on Intervention on the first episode of the series as senior producer,” Michael Branton, exec producer for GRB, told realscreen.

“When he left the show two and a half years later, he was supervising producer. Jeff went on to exec produce Little People Big World, Tanked and Auction Kings, among others. He is now coming full circle to run the franchise that helped kick-start his career.”

In a statement, FYI and LMN president Jana Bennett added: “Over the course of 13 seasons on A&E, Intervention wove itself into the fabric of pop culture and brought global awareness to addiction and treatment options. The stories profiled on this series are profoundly powerful and we are proud to continue it on LMN.”

The exec producers for GRB are Branton, Weaver and Gary R. Benz, and the EPs for the network are Laura Fleury and Jen Wagman. The show was created by Sam Mettler.

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