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MadJack Entertainment is committed to producing exciting, vibrant, and riveting television programming. We stand out from the crowd by producing what we call Real Reality. MadJack doesn’t manufacture drama, tragedy, or excitement.

Story and character are paramount in our scene-driven docu-reality series. Our stories and subjects have natural conflict and stakes… real-life drama.

A MadJack show doesn’t fake it. Our viewers deserve better.



Executive Producer | Creator | Director | Writer

Emmy winning Executive Producer Sam Mettler is the creator of what the New York Times called "a significant evolutionary moment in reality television”... the gripping real-life series Intervention.

Lauded by Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, The Today Show, Good Morning America and Howard Stern, Intervention in its 14 seasons was a ratings and critical bonanza. After a brief hiatus, new episodes of Intervention are now airing again on A&E to critical and popular acclaim.

Over 12 seasons, Mettler served as Executive Producer, Director and Writer, working from the field to the edit bay in what many believe to be one of the most emotionally, mentally and physically difficult non-fiction programs ever produced. In the non-fiction genre, Mettler has also served as writer and producer for the series Expeditions to the Edge and producer and format creator for the series Drugged; both for National Geographic.

Mettler has won five Prism Awards for outstanding non-fiction program dedicated to the accurate portrayal of addiction on television and a commendation from the New England Association of Drug Court Professionals. In the last six years Mettler has won a Telly Award and a Banff Rockie Award, a Burbank International Film Festival Awareness Award and was nominated for a two Producers Guild Awards for an outstanding reality program. He has been nominated twice but won the 2009 Emmy Award for outstanding reality program... giving Intervention the highest television award in its genre.

Mettler continues to expand his projects under the shingle of his recently formed production company, Mad Jack Entertainment. When not writing, shooting or producing, he is busy developing both non-fiction and scripted fare for both broadcast networks and cable providers. Most recently, Mettler and Mad Jack Entertainment created and produced MSNBC’s divorce series, Chained To My Ex, and Investigation Discovery’s crime series Breaking Point.

Mettler spent his early years on much lighter fare. He has been a comedic writer, actor, and occasional stand-up comedian, with guest-starring roles on The Drew Carey Show, The Norm Show, and multiple TV commercials. He built on these experiences and an early stint as morning man radio host in Syracuse, NY, as he rose to the small screen with writing credits on South Park, MTV's Head-Trip, and Fox's Misguided Angels... all before turning to comedy’s alter ego, tragedy in creating Intervention and finding his home in the world of non-fiction television.

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