Intervention, cancelled last year, will return

Intervention will return this year on LMN, formerly the Lifetime Movie Network, A+E Networks announced today. Its channel A&E cancelled the series last spring after 243 interventions.

The 15 episodes, produced by the original production company, GRB Entertainment, will return in the first quarter of 2015. Both Jeff Van Vonderen and Candy Finnigan will return.

LMNFYI and LMN president Jana Bennett said in a press release that “Intervention wove itself into the fabric of pop culture and brought global awareness to addiction and treatment options. The stories profiled on this series are profoundly powerful and we are proud to continue it on LMN.”

LMN now says it “is the entertainment destination for women to connect to powerful stories and experience real emotion.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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