VICELAND TO GO LIVE FOUR NIGHTS A WEEK
"VICE LIVE" SLATED TO PREMIERE FEBRUARY 25
New Venture Places LIVE Programming
At The Center Of Network Slate
Two-Hour Nightly Show To Be Hosted By Multi-Talented Panel:
MARIE FAUSTIN, ZACK FOX, SANDY HONIG and FAT TONY
Network enlists Executive Producer
Jeremy Hutchins (BET's 106 & Park) and Director Joe Perota
("Last Week Tonight," "The Chris Gethard Show")
January 17, 2019 (Brooklyn, NY) -VICELAND enters 2019 with a bang, announcing a bold new venture placing live programming at the center of its schedule -- airing "VICE LIVE" two hours a night, four nights a week, starting Monday February 25 from 9-11PM.
VICE LIVE taps directly into the core of VICE's DNA - fearless irreverence, boundless curiosity and a DIY sensibility. Originating out of VICE's buzzing Brooklyn Headquarters, VICE LIVE will broadcast live (give or take seven seconds or so) and cover all of the day's hottest topics and trends, capitalizing on VICE's deep bench of young creators with diverse voices from its offices around the world.
The show will be another platform for audiences to frame the rapidly-shifting, absurd and often messy culture around them, magnifying the multi-faceted lifestyle/cultural content and commentary that VICE was built on. Whether it's on the culture at-large or specific trends in food, fashion, sex, drugs, music, videogames and beyond VICE LIVE will be hyper-topical, but far from journalistic -- it is the VICE Guide to Right Now.
The nightly show will be centered by a panel of sharp, funny, pop-culture-obsessed polymath panelists, each with their own distinct and authentic points of view. They are:
· Comedian/actress MARIE FAUSTIN
· Writer/comedian/internet provocateur ZACK FOX
· Comedian/director/photographer SANDY HONIG
· Rapper/host FAT TONY
The show itself will continually be experimenting and evolving in real-time: any given episode could feature comedy pieces, celebrity visits, short-form videos, and field pieces and check-in's from VICE's outposts across the globe. Social media will factor into VICE LIVE constantly as viewers interact with the show in real-time, creating a 360-degree platform-agnostic experience that mirrors the fast pace of a younger audiences' media appetite.
To lead the daily show, VICELAND has hired executive producer Jeremy Hutchins (VH1 LIVE, 106 & PARK) and director Joe Perota ("Last Week Tonight," "The Chris Gethard Show") who will work alongside VICELAND executive producers Nomi Ernst Leidner (SVP of development and EP of the Emmy-nominated "Gaycation" & "Woman"), Jeff Sammon ("Desus & Mero," "Tosh.0," "Jimmy Kimmel Live") and Catherine Whyte (VICELAND's EVP and head of production, MTV's "Run's House & "The Hills").
Most TV channels are just a collection of shows - VICELAND is a collection of personal points-of-view. Everything at VICELAND has a reason to exist and a strong perspective. Our mission is to examine the world we live in, and explore the things that confuse us, make us curious, make us laugh, or awaken our sense of wonder.
Debuting March 2016, as a joint venture between VICE Media and A+E Networks, with creative oversight from Oscar-winning writer/director Spike Jonze, VICELAND features series examining all things culture, including music, food, technology, sex, fashion and more. The channel also serves as an experimental platform for familiar faces like 2 Chainz, Ellen Page, Gloria Steinem, Tyler the Creator, Action Bronson, James Van Der Beek, Michael K. Williams and Eddie Huang to explore personal projects while also breaking new talent like VICELAND's first late night show "Desus & Mero."
ABOUT VICE MEDIA
VICE is the world's leading youth media brand. Launched in 1994, VICE is on pace to bring its award-winning programming to over 80 territories worldwide in 2018 across mobile, digital, and linear platforms. VICE operates an expanding international network of digital channels; a television and feature film production studio; an Emmy-winning international television network, VICELAND; an Emmy-winning weekly newsmagazine show on HBO; an Emmy-winning nightly news series on HBO; Virtue, a global, full-service creative agency with 26 offices around the world; a magazine; and a record label.
VICE's award-winning programming has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody Awards, Sundance Film Festival, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Frontline Club, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard awards and Webby Awards, among others.