A&E announced their 2009 upfront programming.
“RETURNING SCRIPTED SERIES:
The Cleaner (13 x 1 hour) – Season two premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 10PM ET/PT. Inspired by the true story of real life “extreme interventionist” Warren Boyd (a co-executive producer on the project), Bratt stars as William “The Cleaner” Banks who, after hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions after the birth of his daughter, strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along with his unconventional team, he helps people get clean from their own addictions by any means necessary.
Guest stars this season will include Whoopi Goldberg, Shirley Jones, Gary Cole, Rebecca Gayheart, Lori Petty, Tyler James Williams and more.
In its first season, on a weekly three telecast cume basis “The Cleaner” averaged 4.2 million total viewers, 2.4 million adults 25-54 and 2.2 million adults 18-49 in primetime, becoming A&E’s number one original drama in network history. “The Cleaner” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Once A Frog Productions for A&E Network. The series was created and is executive produced by Jonathan Prince (“Cane,” “American Dreams”) and Robert Munic. David Hollander also serves as executive producer. Jay Silverman and Warren Boyd are co-executive producers and Benjamin Bratt serves as Producer.”
I’d also like to remind those interested in purchasing it that the release date for “The Cleaner” Season 1 on DVD is June 9, 2009, which will give just enough time to re-watch season 1 before season 2 airs.