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TLC gets ‘Addicted’

Network picks up one-hour docu-series

TLC is venturing into the intervention/recovery space, picking up the one-hour docu-series “Addicted.”

Show follows intervention specialist Kristina Wandzilak as she works with people stuggling with various addictions. Net has picked up six episodes, which will launch in March.

Each episode of “Addicted” will focus on one person as they plot their recovery along with their family.

This is a series about family, change and hope,” said TLC prexy Eileen O’Neill. “While viewers will se the brutal battle for sobriety, it ultimately demonstrates the importance of substance abuse treatment, and makes for powerful TV.”

The addiction space has become hot in TV, with series such as A&E’s “Intervention” and VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”

In the case of “Addicted,” Wandzilak herself is a recovering addict who uses her own experiences as part of her intervention process.Wandzilak has written several books about addiction and is also a regular public speaker on the subject.

Addiction happens to good people and decent families all the time,” she said. “I know how to change a life, and I know how to live better.”

Steve Michaels and Jonathan Koch exec produce “Addicted” through Asylum Entertainment.

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