Popular Emmy®-nominated News Magazine series VICE will return for another two seasons.
HBO Programming president, Michael Lombardo made the announcement yesterday as VICE gets ready for a season three debut in 2015, and a season four debut in 2016.
Hosted by Shane Smith, founder of the revolutionary global youth media company of the same name, VICE explores today’s most pressing issues, from civil unrest and hotbeds of terrorism, to unchecked government corruption and looming environmental catastrophes.
“The success of VICE on HBO proves that people are hungry to be engaged in world events when the storytelling is not packaged into sound bites,” noted Lombardo. “VICE’s smart, honest, in-depth approach to news coverage is a perfect complement to HBO’s programming.”
“We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to HBO for letting us do what we love for another two seasons, and for providing the best platform in television where the stories we work so hard on can live,” says Shane Smith. “VICE on HBO has transformed our brand. It has forced us to get better, to try harder and now, with two new seasons, we will keep striving to be better still. We promise to report on the under reported, to tell the forgotten stories and to remain committed to uncovering the truth about our planet in peril. Here we come.”
Smith and VICE correspondents travel the globe, giving viewers a glimpse into the far reaching world where overlooked and under reported stories are the norm.
VICE aims to change this with its award-winning on the scenes reporting told through an immersive documentary style that offers a unique perspective on the events shaping the future.
VICE kicked off its 12-episode second season March 14, debuting new editions Fridays (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), following new editions of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
For more information and TV listings visit www.vice.com