Intervention

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A&E Cancels Intervention After 13 Seasons

Intervention

A&E has canceled Intervention after 13 seasons, the network announced Thursday. 

The docuseries, which goes inside real interventions, will air its final five episodes beginning Thursday, June 13 at 9/8c.  

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Joel McHale Takes Manhattan

The Soup

Joel McHale is running late. He's due at the Ed Sullivan Theater to tape his spot on Wednesday's Late Show with David Letterman in just a few minutes, he's still in the suit he wore to film Wednesday's special New York edition of... read more

VIDEO: Tiffany Explodes on Intervention

Intervention

Monday's episode of Intervention (A&E, 10/9c) profiles Tiffany, a young mother whose meth use causes all kinds of unseemly behavior, including picking the skin on her face to the point of scarring. During the climax of the episode, she lashes out in public — and what's worse, cameras are following her...
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VIDEO: Playing With Fire on Intervention

Intervention

In the clip below from this week's Intervention, we see the profiled addict, Latisha, basically walk all over her mother to smoke crack in her apartment. Her mother explains that as a recovering addict herself, guilt drives her to enable her daughter's addiction. It's harrowing. But you know what's even more harrowing?...
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Exclusive Preview: Addict Realizes She's on Intervention, Threatens To Bring Down Production

Intervention

In its weekly intro, A&E's Intervention explains that the show ropes in its subjects by presenting itself as a "documentary about addiction." You understand how this could work for a while, but for a show that's been around for as long as it has (its 10th season!), you'd expect someone to catch on. That's exactly what happens on Monday's episode...
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Matt's Picks: Week of June 20-23

Keith Olbermann

This is one of the more jam-packed weeks of a seriously overstuffed TV summer, so let's break it down by night.

MONDAY

COMEBACK: The mercurial and always opinionated Keith Olbermann, most recently ousted from his MSNBC perch, brings his act back to cable with the same title (Countdown) but a new network (Current TV). His eclectic roster of contributors will include documentarian Ken Burns, comedian Richard Lewis and filmmaker Michael Moore. Let the ranting begin.

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Celebrity Apprentice's Gary Busey: "I Didn't Get Along With Myself"

Gary Busey

Celebrity Apprentice star Gary Busey knows he's come a long way since his days of drug use, and he says the secret was learning to appreciate  himself.

"I was difficult in the past because I didn't get along with myself," Busey told TV Guide Network's Hollywood 411 in an exclusive at-home interview. "I know better now." 

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Watercooler: Our Strange Addiction

My Strange Addiction

Since admitting one's powerlessness if the first step in recovery, let's just get this out now: Our strange addiction is My Strange Addiction.

Riveting, eye-opening and at times, straight-up repulsive, TLC's docu-confessional is like Intervention crossed with Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Because, trust us, some of this stuff is completely unbelievable.

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Freaky Eaters Co-Host: "When Having Seconds Is Not Enough"

Dr. Mike Dow

What do you get when you mix Intervention, Hoarders, and a whole lot of food? TLC's Freaky Eaters. "It definitely has elements of both shows — the premise of Intervention and the obsessive-compulsion of Hoarders," co-host and psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow tells TVGuide.com of the new TLC series. "But [those shows] explore well-known addictions and disorders. I think people will be surprised and moved to learn about food addiction, which is not as front-and-center, but affects so many people." The docu-series profiles people with bizarre obsessions with a certain food, compelling them to eat it over and over again. Dow, who treats the eaters with nutrition and wellness expert JJ Virgin, says more people than you might expect can relate to the compulsion.

TVGuide.com: "Freaky eaters" makes for a catchy show name, but is there an actual medical term for people with the compulsion to eat the same food?
Mike Dow:
You know ...
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Ask Matt: True Blood, Work of Art, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men and More

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

 Question: I have recently discovered True Blood and spent the summer watching seasons 1 and 2. Alan Ball and company did all the right things to get me to invest completely in Bill and Sookie. So much so that now I physically hurt at the thought that things might not work out for them. (Kudos to them for getting that kind of response for fictional characters.) I know that things aren't following the books exactly, which is fine by me, since I haven't read them. However, I am getting a little worried about ... read more

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Premiered: March 06, 2005, on A&E
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: People with addictions are confronted by family, friends and an interventionist. The debut set a ratings record for A&E.

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