“As ‘Intervention’ comes to an end, we’re proud to have paved the way for such an original and groundbreaking series,” said David McKillop, EVP/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 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 will also feature Dana, a mother who became addicted to 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, a 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.
“Intervention” is produced by GRB Entertainment for A&E. The move comes a year after A&E canceled Dog the Bounty Hunter after eight seasons.