Our HBO Show Has Been Renewed for Two More Seasons

You'll be seeing a lot more of the kind of immersive reporting you've become accustomed to through 2016 (at least).

May 7 2014, 5:50pm

VICE on HBO, season 2 episode 8 preview

Back in 2013, we set out to make a news-magazine show unlike anything that had come before it. The idea was simple: cover important and underreported stories all over the globe with a straightforwardness and on-the-ground perspective that didn't exist anywhere else in the mainstream media. We were successful, got nominated for an Emmy, and are now happy to officially say that we plan on delivering more of the same in the future. Today HBO announced the renewal of our show for a third and a fourth season, meaning, through 2016, you'll be seeing a lot more of the kind of immersive reporting you've become accustomed to.

We're not ones to talk ourselves up too much, so we'll just leave you with the PR release (below) and the reminder to tune in on Friday nights at 11:00 PM EST for new episodes from Season 2. This week, we head to Papua New Guinea to investigate the effect Exxon's new $19 billion liquid natural-gas project may have on the residents, and then to Texas, where, despite a devastating three-year drought, state legislators have taken few initiatives to limit the state's CO2 emissions, which are the highest in the country.

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 7, 2014) - HBO has renewed the news-magazine series VICE for two more seasons, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Season three will debut in 2015 with 14 episodes, and season four will 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 underreported, 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 traverse the globe, bringing viewers the overlooked and underreported stories, all told through an immersive documentary style that offers a unique perspective on the events shaping the future.

Over the past two years, VICE has covered some of today’s most vital issues, including the environmental destruction in Greenland triggered by climate change, rampant US military waste and corruption in Afghanistan, extortion, torture and killing in Rio’s favelas, and terrorist training in Dagestan. Correspondents have embedded with Nigerian oil pirates, reported from within North Korea, and offered a firsthand look at Afghanistan’s child suicide bombers. The 2014 season has seen the addition of new award-winning correspondents and more episodes.

VICE kicked off its 12-episode second season on March 14, debuting new editions on Fridays (11:00–11:30 PM ET/PT), following new editions of Real Time with Bill Maher.

Season two credits: VICE is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti, and BJ Levin; consulting producer, Fareed Zakaria.

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