It will serve as the harbinger of a new age in documentary programming.
After many months of late-night gentleman talks with people in the upper echelons of the television industry over cigars and bourbon in smoky back-rooms, we are proud to announce that we now have our very own TV show on HBO. It will simply be called VICE and will serve as the harbinger of a new age in documentary programming.
If you're reading this, you've undoubtedly been enjoying our videotaped hijinks on computer screens for some time. So, if you're capable, imagine how big of a boner your eyes are going to get when everything gets multiplied by the power of the undisputed champion of television channels (and probably the only one still worth watching).
Of course, the show will be hosted by VICE founder Shane Smith, along with a selection of our top correspondents who you will already be very familiar with if you're a regular visitor to this site. The rest of the crew will be rounded out by fellow HBO iconoclast Bill Maher, who will serve as the show's executive producer, and real-deal newsman's man Fareed Zakaria will serve as a consultant.
Essentially, the show will be what we do best: a variety of mind-melting stories from around the globe and immersive detours into the scariest, most absurd, and flat-out unbelievable cultures and situations around the globe. Here are a few ideas we're spitballing right now: a portrait of child Taliban suicide bombers, visiting underground voodoo heroin clinics in New York, riding along with Somalian pirates, and booking a teeth cleaning with a Satanic dentist in the Pacific Northwest.
We don't have an air date for the premiere quite yet, but we're so excited we couldn't wait to tell you about it. Just keep vigilantly checking VICE.com and we'll announce the date sometime in the coming months.