Long-Running Cable Series Canceled THR
A cable series that has had a 13-season run has been canceled. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that A&E is giving up on “Intervention.”
The docuseries’ final five episodes will be televised starting June 13.
David McKillop, executive VP of programming at A&E Network and Bio Channel, said in today’s announcement: “As ‘Intervention’ comes to an end, we’re proud to have paved the way for such an original and groundbreaking series. 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.”
THR adds that the final five episodes “will feature what the cable network dubs its most ‘intense’ and ‘gripping’ stories yet. During its run, ‘Intervention’ earned two Emmy nominations for outstanding reality series, taking home the statuette in 2009.”
The cancellation follows by a year A&E’s cancellation of another one of its signature reality shows, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” which wrapped after eight seasons, the piece notes.
“The cancellation comes as A&E has found watercooler and ratings success with docuseries ‘Duck Dynasty,’ which in April topped ‘American Idol’ with its record-breaking finale ratings,” THR adds. “The season finale drew a record 9.6 million viewers and 5.5 million among adults 18-49.”