A+E Networks’ ‘Intervention’ Reality Series Set For U.S. Syndication Launch

A+E Networks is teaming with Los Angeles-based PPI Releasing for the U.S. syndication launch of its Emmy-winning reality series Intervention.

One-hundred-seventy-five episodes of the series will be launched into syndication at NATPE 2019 in Miami for the U.S. 2019-2020 broadcast season. The deal was announced Monday by A+E Networks International Executive Managing Directors Patrick Vien and Edward Sabin, and PPI co-founder, Ritch Colbert.

“PPI is the perfect partner to deliver this important series to the syndication marketplace,” said Vien and Sabin. “We acknowledge PPI’s long-running expertise in domestic distribution and are delighted with their commitment to this acclaimed series, a series that highlights one of the most vital and important issues of the day.”

Five-time Prism Award-winning Intervention was nominated twice for an Emmy for outstanding reality series, winning in 2009. The series brings attention to the enormous social, economic and environmental cost of drug addiction, alcohol abuse and compulsive behavior, with each episode following addicts through their daily life and the devastation their dependency has brought to their family and friends. Upon reaching the brink, their loved ones stage a surprise intervention conducted by one of four specialists. In the end, they are pushed to get the help they so desperately need with the hope of turning their lives around before it’s too late.

“What makes this series incredibly effective television is the emotional conflict at the heart of every Intervention,” said Colbert. “This conflict is real, it’s passionate, and it touches every family in America today. We applaud GRB and A+E Networks for their singular achievement, and we are humbled by the opportunity to launch Intervention in syndication.”

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.

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