HBO has canceled “Vice News Tonight,” effectively ending its seven-year relationship with Vice Media. The show will end in September, when HBO and Vice’s deal expires.
“We’ve decided not to renew ‘Vice News Tonight’ after this season,” HBO EVP of programming Nina Rosenstein said in a statement on Monday. “We’ve had a terrific seven years partnering with Vice Media, first with the weekly news magazine series and most recently with the nightly news show. We want to particularly thank Josh Tyrangiel for his tireless effort in creating a news show from the ground up, geared for a modern generation of viewers. We are very proud of what Josh and his team accomplished.”
Tyrangiel will be leaving “Vice News Tonight” at the end of the month, a person with knowledge of the plan tells TheWrap, adding that the move was Tyrangiel’s decision. He’ll remain on in a consulting role through this end of the show’s HBO run, but then he is leaving Vice Media.
Additionally, Vice has named former CEO and publisher of the New York Post Jesse Angelo as its president of global news and entertainment. That’s technically a new role.
“Jesse is a news pioneer and has built an incredible career by successfully expanding the world of publishing into wider forms of distribution through a multitude of platforms, including digital, social, audio and television,” Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc said Monday in a press release. “With him joining our executive team, Vice’s strategic growth plan for news will begin and complement wider partnership opportunities already underway. We’ve had a great run with our friends at HBO and now we’re excited to launch our news products on new platforms, solidifying our place as one of the most trusted brands out there, drawing the youngest audience of anyone in hard news.”
“I am tremendously excited to be joining this team. Nobody does it better than Vice, and Nancy is an exceptional leader with a powerful vision. I’m also honored to be part of the legacy that has created one of the most unique and admired brands in the media business,” said Angelo. “The quality and impact of Vice News, Viceland and our digital channels are unparalleled, as are the people, and I’m looking forward to expanding and growing their footprint so that more viewers around the world can be informed and entertained by all the great work they do every day.”
Angelo, who will oversee news, digital and television, will launch a new Vice nightly news show soon. The show’s new distribution platform will be announced “in the coming weeks,” the company said. Vice is also developing a new show with Hulu.
When TheWrap asked a Vice News spokesperson if the language in its announcement means the new nightly news show will not be on Viceland, the rep responded that “several entities” are in discussion for the series.
THR first reported the news.