Viceland renews five programs for second season

The linear network will also roll out five new shows this summer, as it looks to expand outside its North American borders.
May 13, 2016

Viceland, the linear network spawned from edgy news and culture company Vice Media, is not only expanding geographically, it’s expanding its programming slate.

The network will be adding five new original programs to its line-up this summer, and renewing five of its original non-fiction series.

Balls Deep, which features Thomas Morton hanging out with different groups of people to “find out what humanity’s deal is,” foodie series F*ck, That’s Delicious, the Ellen Page-hosted LGBT docuseries Gaycation (pictured), music series Noisey and cannabis culture show Weediquette will all return for a second season.

No premiere dates have yet been set.

New shows will also premiere on the network this summer. Those series include:

  • Abandoned, in which pro skater Rick McCrank explores abandoned landmarks and architecture remains across North America. No exact premiere date has been set yet, but will debut this summer;
  • Black Market, a docuseries by actor and director Michael K. Williams in which he journeys into the world of illicit trade, set to premiere July 5;
  • Cyber War, hosted by Ben Makuch, who explores hacking and surveillance geopolitics with officials, social dissidents and elusive hackers. The series is expected to roll out sometime this summer;
  • Dead Set on Life, in which chef Matty Matheson travels Canada eating everything from high-end food with rare ingredients to $6 subs at gas stations. The series will premiere sometime in the summer; and
  • Vice Does America. Three Vice staffers will set out on a road trip across the U.S. to meet and engage with various groups of people all throughout the country. The series will premiere July 6.

These series join the ranks of other Viceland originals, including Woman, the unscripted series hosted by feminist icon Gloria Steinem, which debuted May 10, and the adventure tourism show Huang’s World, starring Eddie Huang.

Viceland, which launched in the U.S. through A+E Networks and in Canada through Rogers Media this past February, has made clear its lofty goals to expand outside of North American borders. At its recent NewFronts presentation in Manhattan, CEO Shane Smith declared that by year’s end, Viceland will be available in 20 countries — not 12, as originally stated.








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