via press release:
A&E’S ORIGINAL MONDAY NIGHT AWARD-WINNING NON-FICTION SERIES RETURN FOR ALL-NEW SEASONS ON AUGUST 13
EMMY-NOMINATED ‘ ’ RETURNS FOR SEASON 6 AT 9PM ET/PT
EMMY-WINNING ‘INTERVENTION’ DEBUTS SEASON 13 AT 10PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY, JULY 2012 – A&E’s Emmy-nominated series “ ” and Emmy Award-winning “Intervention” return for all-new seasons with back-to-back premieres on Monday, August 13 at 9PM ET/PT and 10PM ET/PT respectively.
“ ” premieres its sixth season with the series’ most dramatic stories and fascinating looks into the world of extreme hoarding; a mental disorder marked by an obsessive need to collect things, even if the items are worthless, hazardous or unsanitary. Whether facing eviction, the loss of their children, or divorce, all are desperately in need of help as they embark on the biggest emotional transformations of their lives.
This season the experts take on a 24-hour job by attempting to spend the entire night in each house to see exactly how each hoarder has adapted to their environment. They don’t always make it, but by literally walking a mile in their shoes, they hope to get a better understanding of how to help each hoarder cope with their inability to part with their belongings and clean-up for good.
The season premiere introduces Debra, who has maxed out all her credit cards on the mountains of clothing piled in her house and Patricia, who has amassed 30 years’ worth of cardboard boxes. This season will also feature Alvin, who is living out of his bathroom, outfitted with a TV and cooler, because it’s the only livable room left in his house; Benette and Vernon, a separated couple living under the same roof of their historic Victorian mansion that is crammed to the gills with junk; Linda, whose hoard consists of doomsday supplies in preparation for the apocalypse; and Shanna, who has 15 years’ worth of her own bottled urine and feces.
Twice nominated and in 2009 awarded the Emmy® for Outstanding Reality Series, the five-time PRISM Award-winning series "Intervention" profiles people whose uncontrollable addiction to drugs, alcohol or compulsive behavior has brought them to the brink and estranged them from family and friends. Each episode follows addicts through their daily life and concludes with the planning and implementation of a surprise intervention staged by their loved ones and conducted by one of four specialists: Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan, Seth Jaffe and Donna Chavous. In the end, they are forced to seek a road to redemption or loose it all for good.
Stories in the 13th season of “Intervention” include: Elena, a grandmother addicted to meth; Susie and Miriam, 41-year-old twins addicted to drugs and alcohol; Terry, a businessman and father with an $80,000 a year crack addiction; Cher, whose alcohol addiction has led to severe liver damage; and Nick, a 23-year old willing to cross the Mexican border to get his next fix.
The series has conducted 236 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, 177 individuals are currently sober.
“ ” is produced for A&E by Screaming Flea Productions. Executive producers are Matt Chan, Dave Severson and Mike Kelly. Co-executive producer is George Butts. Executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Jessica Morgan.
“Intervention” is produced by GRB Entertainment for A&E Network. Gary R. Benz, Michael Branton and Dan Partland are executive producers. Sam Mettler is executive consultant. A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Holcman.