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Vice Media docuseries “Vice” heading to Showtime following HBO run

CBS-owned network Showtime has picked up 13 episodes of acclaimed docuseries Vice, just a few months after HBO axed the weekly newsmagazine from youth-skewing company Vice Media. The new season will premiere ...
September 24, 2019

CBS-owned network Showtime has picked up 13 episodes of acclaimed docuseries Vice, just a few months after HBO axed the weekly newsmagazine from youth-skewing company Vice Media.

The new season will premiere in the spring of 2020, joining Showtime’s growing slate of non-fiction programming that includes docuseries such as Murder in the Bayou and feature documentaries such as XY Chelsea and upcoming films Ready For War and The Kingmaker, among others.

Vice, the series, delivers in-depth journalism on some of the world’s most pressing issues, known for its exclusive on-the-ground reporting from the front lines of global conflicts and civil uprisings in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and beyond.

Featuring a diverse group of award-winning journalists, the coverage earned the series 12 Emmy nominations across its previous six seasons, with two wins including outstanding informational series or special.

“As so much of television news has moved in a direction of partisan coverage and talking heads, the team behind Vice continues to delve deep into the global issues, conflicts and newsmakers affecting our everyday lives,” Vinnie Malhotra, EVP of non-fiction programming at Showtime Networks, said in a statement. “They also do it with an incredibly diverse cadre of journalists – both in front of and behind the camera. Their dogged pursuit of award-winning journalism is matched by stellar filmmaking and craft in this weekly documentary series.”

Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc added: “Our team of award-winning reporters, producers and editors have set the tone for gold-standard longform international reporting and we can’t wait to bring those stories to Showtime.”

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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