‘Vice’ Returns To HBO And HBO Canada

New season will cover the Assad dictatorship, the economic cost of climate denial, trans youth, and more.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Vice returns to HBO and HBO Canada for its fifth season with an hour-long edition on Friday, February 24th at 11pm, followed by half-hour shows debuting subsequent Fridays at the same times.

Following the success of previous seasons and a growing partnership between HBO and Vice Media, the Emmy-winning weekly news magazine series will feature 29 episodes in 2017, up from 18 last year.

With the return of the weekly series on Friday night, Vice News Tonight will move to four nights a week, airing Monday through Thursday. For a limited time, HBO will air an early premiere of the weekly show Fridays at 7:30pm, ahead of its regularly scheduled debut at 11pm. When the weekly series is on hiatus, Vice News Tonight will resume on Fridays at 7:30pm.

At a time when journalism has never been more important, Vice presents today’s most pressing stories from across the globe. With a wide-ranging mix of international and domestic stories, the new season takes viewers from conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa to the frontlines of lifesaving medical and tech breakthroughs.

Known for its fearless and unconventional approach, the show opens the new season with correspondent Isobel Yeung traveling through regime-controlled Syria and Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith uncovering the true economic stakes of decades of climate denial. On the second edition, Emmy-nominated correspondent Gianna Toboni meets U.S. families and doctors who are rewriting the rules as they decide when and how to start medical intervention before trans youth hit puberty.

Vice is hosted by Shane Smith.

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