A&E Network’s INTERVENTION – Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program

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[Press Release – Released by A&E]

A&Es critically-acclaimed series Intervention, which profiles people who are struggling with addictions and the friends and family members who are seeking to help them, was recognized with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program at the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 12 in Los Angeles.

Intervention represents the best that television has to offer – a franchise with staying power that offers authentic, emotional storytelling, and continues to have a direct, positive impact on the lives of countless individuals, said Bob DeBitetto , President and General Manager, A&E Network and BIO Channel.

Intervention is a powerful and gripping series in which people confront their darkest demons and seek a route to redemption. The four-time Prism Award-winning series profiles people whose dependence on drugs and alcohol or other compulsive behavior has brought them to a point of personal crisis and estranged them from their friends and loved ones. Each episode ends with a surprise intervention that is staged by the family and friends of the addict, and which is conducted by one of three specialists: Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finniganand Ken Seeley. Exclusive updated interviews with past subjects from the series first six seasons are available on AETV.com/intervention.

The series has conducted 138 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, 112 individuals are currently sober.

Intervention is produced for A&E Network by GRB. Dan Partland and Sam Mettler are executive producers. The series was created by Sam Mettler . Robert Sharenow and Colleen Conway are the executive producers for A&E Network.