I can tell you from personal experience that the worst show to binge on when you're holed up all by yourself on a couch with a tiny newborn is Intervention. The combo of postpartum recovery, maternity leave isolation, and lack of sleep left me a hysterical sobbing mess as the show inevitably trotted out the gut-wrenching footage of the addict as a happy young child, before cranking up the misery by conducting interviews with devastated family members -- and the idiotic thing is I KEPT WATCHING. Day in and day out, while my baby napped on my chest and I wept hot tears all over his downy little head and whisper-begged him to never, ever, ever do drugs.
That cheery story leads me to the point of this post, which is to tell you that after 13 seasons, two Emmy nominations, and 243 tear-soaked episodes, A&E's Intervention has been canceled. The final episodes are set to air starting in June, culminating in "one of the most difficult and dramatic episodes in the series' history."