HBO Postpones ‘Vice News Tonight’ Launch by Two Weeks

Nightly news program will now premiere on October 10

Last Updated: September 13, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

The premiere of HBO and Vice’s upcoming news show “Vice News Tonight” has been pushed back two weeks, HBO announced on Tuesday.

Originally scheduled to premiere on September 26, the half-hour nightly news program will now premiere on Monday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.

“We think a news show can play a big role in viewers’ daily lives, but it has to be on their terms,” Josh Tyrangiel, Vice’s EVP of news content, said in a statement. “We’ve tried to think about our audience with every choice we’ve made — from the kinds of stories we cover and the format in which we present them, to the platform on which they’ll be watching and how touch-enabled screens can enrich our storytelling.”

“We really believe there’s room for a modern, flexible-format show that helps our audience understand the world. And we can’t wait to debut,” Tyrangiel continued.

With traditional field pieces and newsmaker interviews, as well as a robust use of animation, graphics and data visualizations, “Vice News Tonight” will experiment with the nightly news format, abandoning the traditional anchor-based format.

The Vice show will be executive produced by Tyrangiel and Madeleine Haeringer. Jonah Kaplan, Christina Vallice, Justin Dial and Jessica Weisberg will serve as supervising producers.