A&E is yet to renew Intervention for season 16


The release date for Intervention season 16 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Intervention season 16 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. A&E is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Show concept and info

Intervention is a long-running Emmy Award-winning US reality television series. It has originally aired in 2005, and is currently in its 16th season, which has debuted on March 6, 2016. The series is created by Sam Mettier.

The series features addicts, their families and friends, along with interventionists – regular cast members who actually intervene and offer treatment to the addicts. Among the interventionists are Ken Seeley, a meth addict who founded Intervention-911, Jeff VanVonderen, an ex-pastor and alcoholic who made it his full-time job to assist addicts and their families and Candy Finnigan, an alcoholic who specializes in counseling women who are dealing with addiction, particularly addicted mothers. Other specialists are also portrayed on the show. Each episode follows one or two people with various types of severe addiction, ranging from heavy substance abuse to shopping addiction. Addicts are offered a chance to go through a 90-day rehab program, with all expenses paid. Not all of these end well, just as they don`t in reality.

Ratings, reviews and renewal prospects

The series won an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program and produced several spinoff series – Intervention Canada, Intervention: Codependent, Teen Trouble and Relapse. The show has a solid 8/10 IMDb rating and enjoys mostly positive viewer reviews. Some do criticize the series for purposely showing the addicts at their lowest point in order to increase the shock value. Mostly, however, people find Intervention to be great reality TV with a real, human feel, and considering the fact that the series is a veteran on A&E, it is very likely that we will see more of Intervention in the future.

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