‘Vice’ Docuseries Revival Gets Premiere Date From Showtime

TCA 2020: Vice Media series was picked up by Showtime last September following its cancellation at HBO

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The “Vice” documentary series will premiere on Showtime Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Gary Levine, the network’s president of entertainment announced Monday during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, California.

Showtime announced that it had acquired the rights to the weekly “Vice” docuseries and ordered a new 13-episode season back in September 2019. Previously, the Emmy Award-winning show aired on HBO.

“Vice” will continue to air weekly on Sunday evenings on its new network.

“The series has delivered crucial in-depth journalism from the frontlines of global conflict, including civil uprisings in Iraq, Syria Yemen and behind, and has provided perspective on some of the world’s most pressing issues, from LGBTQ rights and the climate crisis to immigration and gun control,” according to a statement from Showtime on Monday.

“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, executive vice president of Showtime’s nonfiction programming, had said in September. “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. We’re honored and excited to partner with them moving forward.”

HBO did not renew “Vice” after its sixth season in 2018, then cancelled the daily “Vice News Tonight” earlier this year. “Vice News Tonight” has since found a new home at Viceland.