Unscripted

Viceland Canada reveals summer/fall slate

Rogers Media and Vice Media have unveiled a raft of original non-fiction programming scheduled to premiere this summer and fall across the Canadian arm of Vice's fledgling television net.
June 6, 2016

Canada’s Rogers Media and millennial media firm Vice Media have unveiled a raft of original non-fiction programming scheduled to premiere this summer and fall across the Canadian arm of Vice’s fledgling television net, Viceland.

The five unscripted projects – which will cover an array of themes from culinary adventure to technology – have been commissioned by Rogers and will all be produced by Vice through Vice Studio Canada.

New series include Cyberwar (16 x 30 minutes; July 5 at 10:30 p.m. EST/PST), a docuseries hosted by Ben Makuch set to expose the geopolitics of hacking and government surveillance across the globe; Abandoned (10 x 60 minutes; July 6 at 11 p.m. EST/PST), exploring abandoned landmarks and architectural remains with host and skateboarding legend Rick McCrank; and culinary series Dead Set on Life (8 x 30 minutes; July 7 at 10 p.m. EST/PST), following Canadian chef Matty Matheson as he searches for the most sought-after ingredients on Earth.

Also scheduled to premiere later this year are Payday (8 x 60 minutes), following millennials as they navigate the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression; and Rise (8 x 60 minutes), a docuseries which finds hosts Sarain Carson-Fox and Gitz Crazyboy traveling to Indigenous communities to highlight the people fighting to protect their homelands.

Viceland will air a sneak peek of the latter program on June 19 at 11 p.m. EST/PST.

“The quality of the creative talent in Canada rivals any country in the world and we are fiercely committed to homegrown content,” said Colette Watson, VP of broadcast and TV operations at Rogers, in a statement.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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