Fledgling network Viceland, the joint venture between Vice and A&E, has renewed five of its shows for second seasons, in addition to ordering five new shows to premiere this summer.
The Season 2 renewals include “Balls Deep” with Thomas Morton; “F–k, That’s Delicious,” which follows Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Big Body Bes and The Alchemist; Ellen Page and Ian Daniel’s “Gaycation,” Zach Goldbaum’s “Noisey,” and Vice Correspondent Krishna Andavolu’s “Weediquette.”
New shows debuting this year include three with summer premiere dates yet to be announced: “Abandoned,” in which pro skater Rick McCrank explores abandoned landmarks and architectural remains around North America with the people who once held these places dear; “Cyber War,” in which Ben Makuch explores hacking and surveillance geopolitics with officials, social dissidents, and elusive hackers; and “Dead Set on Life,” in which chef Matty Matheson and his Canadian compatriots eat everything from $6 subs at gas stations to the most sought-after ingredients on the planet.
Shows with premiere dates already set include “Black Market,” premiering July 5 at 10 p.m., in which Michael K. Williams journeys into the dangerous world of illicit trade; and “Vice Does America,” premiering July 6 at 10 p.m., which follows three Vice staffers on a road trip around the country to meet different kinds of Americans, learn about them, and do what they do.
Viceland launched in the US and Canada in February 2016, and will debut in the UK and Ireland in September, followed by France later this year. Other original shows currently airing include Gloria Steinem’s “Woman,” Eddie Huang’s “Huang’s World,” “Vice World of Sports” and “King of The Road.”