10:10am PT by Michael O'Connell
'Vice' Gets a Two-Season Renewal at HBO
HBO has signed on for two more seasons of Vice. One series in the network's growing roster of alternative offerings, the news magazine series will debut a third season in 2015 and a fourth in 2016.
The renewal comes after two solid seasons in the ratings and an Emmy nomination last year for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.
“The success of Vice on HBO proves that people are hungry to be engaged in world events when the storytelling is not packaged into sound bites,” noted HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “Vice’s smart, honest, in-depth approach to news coverage is a perfect complement to HBO’s programming.”
Vice founder Shane Smith hosts the series, which explores different issues each week. “We would like to say a big thank you to HBO for letting us do what we love for another two seasons, and for providing the best platform in television where the stories we work so hard on can live,” said Smith. “Vice on HBO has transformed our brand. It has forced us to get better, to try harder and now, with two new seasons, we will keep striving to be better still. We promise to report on the underreported, to tell the forgotten stories and to remain committed to uncovering the truth about our planet in peril. Here we come.”
The episode order will increase during the third season from 12 to 14 episodes.