A&E NETWORK'S "INTERVENTION" HONORED WITH EMMY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM AT THE 61ST ANNUAL CREATIVE ARTS PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
NEW YORK, NY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 � A&E's 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 Finnigan and 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.
A&E is "Real Life. Drama." Now reaching more than 98 million homes, A&E is television that you can't turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network's original scripted series including "The Cleaner" starring Benjamin Bratt, to signature nonfiction franchises, including "Dog The Bounty Hunter," the Emmy-nominated "Intervention," "Paranormal State" and "Criss Angel Mindfreak," and the most successful justice shows on cable, including "The First 48" and "Crime 360." The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.