As previously reported, Vice and A&E are launching a 24-hour TV channel, set to debut early next year. Here’s a very robust, edgy amuse-bouche:
Spike Jonze will oversee the creative side of programming for the channel, which is officially dubbed Viceland and will reach more than 70 million Stateside homes, according to the media group. Vice’s newest platform will include such titles as Gaycation, with Ellen Page; Black Market, with Michael K. Williams (The Wire); Fuck, That’s Delicious, with rapper Action Bronson; and Huang’s World, with Eddie Huang, among many others.
“It feels like most channels are just a collection of shows. We wanted Viceland to be different, to feel like everything on there has a reason to exist and a strong point of view,” Jonze said in a statement. “It’s us trying to understand the world we live in by producing pieces about things we’re curious about, or confused about, or that we think are funny.” In other words: classic Vice, on your TV, all the time!