Looking to remain a place for not just entertainment but news as well, HBO has picked up two more seasons of their provocative magazine series ‘Vice,’ extending the show into 2016.
The news program, which is derived from the revolutionary global youth media company of the same name, is hosted by founder Shane Smith and seeks to address the most urgent issues in the world today. ‘Vice’ explores civil unrest, terrorism, government corruption, and environmental issues, among other key developments.
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‘Vice’ endeavors to travel the globe to report stories that are overlooked or underreported. Past stories include climate change effects in Greenland and United States military waste and corruption in Afghanistan. What’s more, reporters have embedded themselves with Nigerian oil pirates and inside North Korea.
Season 3 of the series will air in 2015, with the fourth season coming sometime in 2016. The second season of ‘Vice’ kicked off this past March, with new 30-minute episodes showing Friday nights at 11/10c. The show follows the long-running and successful ‘Real Time with Bill Maher,’ making HBO on Friday nights a place to get long-form news stories (with a bit of humor from Maher).
Season 2 of ‘Vice’ is executive produced by Smith, Maher, Eddy Moretti and BJ Levin, with journalist Fareed Zakaria on board as consulting producer. The 12-episode second season continues this Friday, with the finale airing on May 23.