Viceland Rejoins Primetime With Nightly Live Variety Show

Viceland Rejoins Primetime With Nightly Live Variety Show

Variety reports that Viceland will launch a nightly two-hour live show that will serve as a showcase of sorts for all things Vice.

"Vice Live" will air Mondays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, starting Feb. 25.

"Our audience lives in the world of very live, and instant, gratification," Viceland president Guy Slattery exclusively told Variety. "Being live is also a bit more dangerous and makes us a bit more vulnerable. People are going to see things happening in real time. They'll be watching the show while we're making the show."

Comedian/actress Marie Faustin, Houston-based UNDERGROUND hip-hop artist Fat Tony, comedian/director Sandy Honig, and writer/comedian Zack FOX will host the variety show.

Slattery said "Vice Live" will recap the day in pop culture and social media, via a "Vice Guide to Right Now" segment. The show will feature celebrity guests, music performances, host-driven segments, live remotes, and pre-taped content.

"I'm sure it's going to be very different in six months than when we first come out of the gate," Slattery said. "The beautiful thing about live is whether things work or don't work, you put it to bed and you get to start fresh the next day. We'll get real feedback from the audience."

"Vice Live" Will also feature a small studio audience.

"We want to have people come in so it feels like a hang and provides that energy," Slattery said.

"We want to be funny and entertaining," Slattery said. "Culture is being affected by big political issues and I could see Trump being mentioned from time to time. But we're not breaking news, we're covering what PEOPLE ARE TALKING about. Vice News is a separate division that does its own thing. We have a nightly news show on HBO, so news isn't something we're interested in doing."

Slattery notes that Vice is "not looking at other shows as models, we're trying to do something different with this."

"We're creating a huge amount of content every day across the globe and this is a way to showcase it and tap into it on a daily basis on the channel," he said. "We'll develop new IP that we can develop into series and on other platforms. It's a big showcase for Vice as a whole."

Read the original story on Variety.

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