Season Two of “The Cleaner” Premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E

Here is a press release from A&E TV.

“Season two of the hit A&E original scripted drama series “The Cleaner,” starring Benjamin Bratt, Grace Park, Amy Price-Francis and Esteban Powell premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 10PM ET/PT. The second season will feature thirteen one-hour episodes.

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 the number one original drama in A&E history.

Inspired by the true story of real life “extreme interventionist” Warren Boyd, who also co-executive produces the series, “The Cleaner” stars Bratt as William Banks, a recovering addict who must balance his unwavering dedication to helping others get clean with an increasingly rocky personal life and the ghosts of his addictions. Banks and his teammates Akani Cuesta (Park) and Arnie Swenton (Powell) employ an unconventional – and often by any means necessary – approach to getting addicts and those who surround them to realize they’ve reached rock-bottom and help them begin the process of recovery. With every success and failure, William wrestles with his commitment to his work and his love for his wife Melissa (Price-Francis) and their children through an unusual relationship with God.

Whoopi Goldberg guest stars in the series premiere, “Hello America,” as William’s (Bratt) former sponsor who resurfaces when an addict he is called to help is one she currently sponsors. The addict (Gary Cole), a former friend and fellow program member, happens to be a high-profile national news anchor who is a spokesperson for recovery and is struggling with his sobriety in the face of his wife’s (Jayne Brook) battle with cancer. William juggles the case while moving back in with his wife Melissa (Price-Francis) to create a façade of happiness while her parents (Mariette Hartley and Barry Newman) are in town.

Additional guest stars featured in the second season, which is currently in production in Los Angeles, include Mia Kirshner (“The L Word”), Rebecca Gayheart (“Vanished”), Shirley Jones (“The Patridge Family”), Christine Lahti (Obsessed), “Lori Petty (“House M.D.”), Rachel Boston (“The Ex List”), Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris”), Charles Esten (“Big Love”), Diana Scarwid (“Pushing Daisies”), Brian Van Holt (“John From Cincinnati”), Michael Beach (“Stargate Atlantis”), Raymond J. Barry (“Cold Case”), Joe Don Baker (Strange Wilderness), Steve Landesberg (“Head Case”), Jonathan Adams (“Bones”), Kate del Castillo (Julia), Tom Bower (Appaloosa), Madeline Carroll (Swing Vote), Janina Gavankar (“The L Word”), Alice Amter (“Big Bang Theory”), Paul Schulze (“The Sopranos”), Noah Bean (“Damages”), Jeanette Brox (“Heroes”), Nasser Faris (“24”), Jamie McShane (“Sons of Anarchy”), Ingrid Rogers (“All My Children”), Taylor Handley (“Southland”), Sterling Beaumon (“Lost”), Joel McKinnon Miller (“Big Love”), Samantha Shelton (“Monarch Cove”), Jon Sklaroff (“The Beast”) and Maxim Knight (“Our First Christmas”).

“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 (“The Guardian”) also serves as executive producer. Jay Silverman and Warren Boyd are co-executive producers and Benjamin Bratt serves as producer.”

Season Two of “The Cleaner” Premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E

4 thoughts on “Season Two of “The Cleaner” Premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E”

  1. So only a few weeks until the show begins again :D . It’s interesting to see that BB is also listed as producer of the show. Hopefully we’ll see him do some talk shows and other interviews now for PR.

    I’ve been super lazy with posting comments lately (sorry Francesca :oops: ), so I’ll comment on the La Mission stuff while I’m at it. It was really nice to see the positive reviews of course, although it seemed that San Franciscans (is that a word :?: ) were a lot more excited than others. That comment written by Phil Bronstein about the movie/the Bratt’s was really nice wasn’t it :D . It seems though that the movie hasn’t got a distribution deal :( (well, at least it hasn’t been in the press).

    1. I found it interesting, too, that BB is listed as producer of “The Cleaner.” Hopefully, this will help him being recognized as a producer as well as an actor. Needless to say that I can’t wait for this show to be back on TV and hope to see BB do some talk shows and interviews for PR.

      La Mission. The film must depict San Francisco truthfully – an possibly affectionately -, if San Franciscans are really excited about it as they say.

      I’m afraid proper distribution is frequently the most difficult part of the film-making process. Think of all those films at festivals, most are looking for a distribution deal. Distribution (the connections and making the prints) and marketing are sometimes the most expensive parts on a low budget film and it’s hard to book a theater without them. Unless a film has a big time distributor who is willing to do a little arm twisting behind the scenes, many theaters won’t or can’t afford to screen a small, independent film without a lot of advertising bucks behind it.

      It’s too bad more cinema chains won’t take a chance on an Indy film or that there aren’t more Art Theaters around. I tend to love the movies that are more artistic than a typical blockbuster.

    1. Good find, Kati! Thanks for sharing. :)

      I can’t wait to see the new series of The Cleaner. On a side note, I like Whoopi Goldberg and I’m curious to see her on its on the first episode.

      June 23 can’t come too soon…

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