Published Jan 17, 2019VICELAND may be long gone from Canadian cable packages, but the hip network continues to try and make waves in the TV realm with new projects. Up next, it has announced plans for a nightly variety show.
The series, which is simply called Vice Live, will air from Mondays to Thursdays. It will run for two hours each night and will be hosted by a panel that includes rapper Fat Tony and comedians Sandy Honig, Marie Faustin and Zack Fox.
In addition to the hosts, the show will feature contributions from the likes of Matty Matheson, Jamali Maddix, Karley Sciortino, Dee Nasty, Eve Peyser, Lee Adams and Taji Ameen.
Speaking with Variety, VICELAND president Guy Slattery said, "Our audience lives in the world of very live, and instant, gratification. 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."
The show, which launches on February 26, will attempt to fill in the void left by Desus and Mero, who exited VICELAND for a more lucrative deal with Showtime.