The nation’s opioid epidemic will be the focus of the upcoming season of the series “Intervention,” airing on A&E. The two-hour season premiere is set for Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
“For the first time in series history, this season will follow interconnected stories of addicts and their families suffering at the hands of the national opioid crisis,” A&E says in today’s announcement. “Living in a cluster of communities within the affluent Atlanta suburbs known as ‘The Heroin Triangle,’ the families chronicled highlight the desperate need for support and help during this national drug emergency.”
Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming, A&E Network, added: “Over the past decade, ‘Intervention’ has offered an incredibly compelling look at the face of addiction in America. As a testament to the severity of the country’s current opioid crises, this season focuses on the victims of this epidemic and exposes the widespread impact of addiction on a community-wide scale. We are extremely proud of the tremendous work of our interventionists and we hope the stories told this season serve as a beacon of hope to those suffering directly and indirectly from opioid addiction.”
The season will consist of nine episodes.
“Intervention” has been nominated for 11 Primetime Emmy Awards and has won two, including Outstanding Reality Program in 2009. The series is produced for A&E by GRB Entertainment. Executive producers for GRB Entertainment are Gary R. Benz and Tom Greenhut. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Holcman.