Being saddled with a crippling drug addiction or dependency is one of the most tragic things that can happen to a person. In some cases, the struggles faced by an addicts family and friends are nearly as terrible. Intervention is one of cable’s most captivating documentary series that dives deep into the lives of those living with addiction.
Each episode showcases an addict and the people in their lives who are begging them to change. After a grisly peek at their lives, these addicts are confronted in a real-life intervention, where they are given an ultimatum: go into rehab or risk losing contact, income, and other privileges. Every episode is as captivating as prestige drama and hits home for anyone whose ever known someone struggling with addiction.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Intervention.
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What is Intervention?
Intervention is exactly what the title of the says it is. Friends and family of someone dealing with addiction along with interventionists stage an intervention after offering viewers a grisly peek at their lives. Critics such as The Boston Globe’s Mathew Gilbert have called the show exploitive.
- Launched: March 2004
- Channel: A&E
- Genre: Documentary
- Starring: Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan
- Seasons: 20
What the critics are saying
- “And yet “The Intervention” feels confident and accomplished: The cast immediately seems to bond as a group, with each playing a distinctive, recognizable character. And as the camera becomes a discreet ninth guest, you quickly find that you care about these people.” –Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times
- “Tears are shed. Laughs are had. Some jokes land better than others. The script wobbles between heavy-handed and touching, but the result is a pleasantly nostalgic throwback that’s saved from its copy-cat tendencies by charismatic actors.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Tonight
How to stream Intervention
A&E is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Intervention on Philo
Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it might be right for you. The 59 Philo channels lean decidedly toward entertainment; the Philo channel list includes AMC, Discovery, IFC, Lifetime, and the Paramount Network, all for $20 a month. If you’re a fan of A&E, you’re in luck: You can find it on Philo so you can stream Intervention. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
Intervention on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.
Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy, and of course, A&E where you can stream hits like Intervention.
|Hulu Live TV||$64.99|
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Intervention on Sling TV
If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To gain access to A&E to stream Intervention, you’ll either need Sling Orange, Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
Intervention on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch Intervention you’ll want to dock in at the Family level, though all tiers carry the channel.
|Family with Showtime||$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)|
Intervention on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for Intervention.