Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
The next season of A&E's l0ng-standing reality series "Intervention" will be set in metro Atlanta and focus on the national opioid crisis.
For the first time in the show's 12-year history, episodes will not be stand alone. Rather, the entire nine-episode season will feature interconnected stories of addicts and their families in what is known as "The Heroin Triangle," which covers much of the northern arc of Atlanta.
The two-hour season debut is set for Tuesday, January 2 at 9 p.m.
“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,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming, A&E Network. “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.”
Veteran interventionists Candy Finnigan, Ken Seeley and Donna Chavous join Georgia native Heather Hayes and new team member Michael Gonzales.
The AJC is also planning a major series about the opioid crisis that should debut later this week.