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A&E cancels 'Intervention' after 243 interventions in 13 seasons

May 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM   |   Comments

May 24 (UPI) -- A&E announced Thursday that it will be cancelling long standing docu-series "Intervention" after the end of the current season.

“As Intervention comes to an end, we’re proud to have paved the way for such an original and groundbreaking series,” said David McKillop, executive VP of programming at A&E Networks and Bio Channel. “We’re honored to have been a part of the 243 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, leading to the 156 individuals that are currently sober to this day.”

The series has five more episodes to go (beginning on June 13) before the series finale. A&E said the upcoming shows will be the most "intense" and "gripping" stories yet, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show's cancelation comes after A&E's new series "Duck Dynasty" broke the network's ratings record during its season finale in April.

Over the course of its 13 seasons, "Intervention" was nominated for an Emmy award for "Outstanding Reality Series" twice. The show won the award in 2009.

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