Intervention Season 24: Release Date, Cast, And New Details

The premise of A&E's long-running docuseries "Intervention" is ruthlessly effective. The reality show, which follows participants with a dangerous dependency on drugs or alcohol as their loved ones attempt to force them, via professional "interventionists," to get the help they need to go straight, originally premiered in 2005. Per Entertainment Weekly, the Emmy-winning show concluded in 2013 after eight successful years on the air. David McKillop, executive VP of programming for A&E Network, said at the time, "We're proud to have paved the way for such an original and groundbreaking series." 

McKillop also took the opportunity to shout out 156 of the participants who'd taken part to date, all of whom, he proudly noted, were current in their sobriety. Addiction specialists Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan, Donna Chavous, and Ken Seeley all returned for the final season. However, in 2014, LMN announced the series had been revived and would be returning to screens the following year, per TV By The Numbers. A&E subsequently confirmed the news in a press release, likewise noting their four experts would be back again, too. "Intervention" has been going strong ever since. 

With Season 23 in the rearview, here's what we know about Season 24 thus far.

What is the release date for Season 24 of Intervention?

Per IMDb, Season 23 of A&E hit "Intervention" finished airing on December 6, 2021. There were only a couple months between the end of Season 22 and the beginning of Season 23, however, so fans might not be waiting too long for new episodes. At the moment, though, Premiere Date notes "Intervention" has yet to be renewed again, and Release Date confirms likewise. However, the long-running show hasn't been cancelled as of yet either, so there's no reason to panic. Considering "Intervention" was brought back from the dead, it's reasonable to assume it's going to be renewed once more. 

As Nilsen Report notes, each season has a different number of episodes, but they've reliably been released annually so fans eager for more can probably expect Season 24 sometime in 2022. "Intervention" remains consistently popular, and a hot topic of discussion, thanks to its controversial but frequently life-affirming premise, so it's highly likely A&E will continue to run with the docuseries for the foreseeable future. 

Who will be appearing on Season 24 of Intervention?

Obviously, each season of "Intervention" features a different cast of people in need of help from the various interventionists. Of those experts, the core foursome of Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan, Donna Chavous, and Ken Seeley has remained pretty solid throughout the show's run. Per IMDb, however, Van Vonderen left in 2018 and Finnigan in 2019. Chavrous and Seeley continue working with participants alongside various newcomers, including Maureen Brine and Andrew Galloway. In a 2010 chat with the Futon Critic, alongside Van Vonderen, Finnigan defended the frequently criticized premise of the show. 

She argued, "There's no effort made, nor is there any need, to sensationalize the real human tragedy and drama that we film. All we have to do is show up and turn on the cameras. What you see is what it is." She added, "As for my contribution, there's nothing different in my behavior on the show and what I do in my private interventions. I've encountered people who clutch their pearls and accuse me of capitalizing on others' misery but the subjects on the show were miserable before they begged for, and were given, the chance at something better." 

Finnigan also pointed out how "Intervention" has helped people watching at home to feel less alone in their own seemingly hopeless situations with friends and family members struggling with addiction

What else do we know about Season 24 of Intervention?

"Intervention" has arguably survived this long because the people involved are genuinely trying to help. As addiction expert Candy Finnigan told Hollywood Soapbox, around the show's initial cancellation, "I've never known anybody to tell somebody what to say. I've never known one cent of money to cross the palm of anybody. The only thing this show offers them is an intervention and treatment for 90 days and a follow-up." The show has plenty of detractors, but underneath the various reality TV machinations, "Intervention" is, at its core, a means to assist those who are desperately in need. 

Ken Seeley, who's been part of the show since 2006, gushed to Parade that it's "an honor" to be part of "Intervention," and "so rewarding." Seeley elaborated, "Countless people say that they watched the show and even though they didn't need an intervention, they reached out for help because they've seen that life can get better. Others have said that they didn't know there was a way to help a loved one with an addiction until they saw the show." Evidently, given it's currently 23 seasons strong, there's still more work to be done.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).