Showtime is ramping up its longform journalism programming, with the pay-cable channel announcing Tuesday that it has given a 13-episode order to the documentary series “Vice.”
The Emmy-winning weekly newsmagazine, which previously ran on HBO from 2013 to 2018, will premiere across Showtime platforms in spring 2020.
“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,” said Vinnie Malhotra, Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “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.”