Good news for fans of [su_viceland]VICELAND[/su_viceland]. Deadline reports the network has renewed two series and will debut four new series in 2017.
The renewed TV shows include music docuseries Noisey and the food and culture docuseries F*ck That’s Delicious. Season two of the latter will debut on January 5th and the second season of Noisey will premiere on January 9th.
VICELAND’s new crop of shows include Nirvanna The Band The Show, a semi-scripted comedy that “follows two friends who go to unnecessary extremes in the hopes of booking their band at The Rivoli, a modest Toronto rock club.” Other new series include Hate Thy Neighbor, a docuseries about the ” the global resurgence in right-wing/alt. right/national socialist beliefs” and Rise, a docuseries about “global Indigenous resistance.”
Additionally, the network will debut its first acquired series—People Just Do Nothing—on February 2nd. The UK mockumentary “follows a hapless crew of social dropouts running an illegal pirate radio station in West London – ‘Kurupt FM.’”
Nirvanna The Band The Show will also debut on February 2nd. Hate Thy Neighbor is set to premiere on January 9th, and Rise is slated to debut on January 27th.
Read more details below:
HATE THY NEIGHBOR
Up and coming British comedian Jamali Maddix confronts racism around the world head-on. This six-part import from VICELAND UK follows Maddix as he travels the globe, hoping to make sense of the growing resurgence in “right-wing”/”alt. right”/”national socialist” beliefs. His journeys take him to Sweden where he meets with the Aryan group Nordic Youth, radicals in Israel, Ukraine and in his homeland immediately after the heated Brexit vote. Finally, Maddix turns his attention to the United States in this election cycle – where he comes face to face with Pennsylvania Nazis (or, rather, “national socialists”) as well as Black Supremacists in New York. Each episode is framed with Maddix’s comedic reflections on his experiences in a small stand-up club in London.
A vibrant, gripping, and immersive documentary series that takes viewers to the frontlines of global Indigenous resistance. With two of its eight episodes chronicling the never-before-seen seeds of the historic Standing Rock Sioux protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the still-developing aftermath now that the cameras and celebrities have left, filmmaker Michelle Latimer and host Sarain Fox — both Indigenous women themselves — delve into the Indigenous resistance movement in North America to examine the social and political factors that threaten their liberation in the 21st century. “RISE” is, at once, a condemnation of colonialism and a celebration of Indigenous people worldwide. Rise is produced by VICE Studio Canada, in partnership with Rogers Media and APTN.
NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOWImagine a comedy series that’s equal parts Nathan Fielder, Larry David and Johnny Knoxville featuring a cast of thousands, all of whom are unaware they’re in a TV show. Even then, you haven’t quite pegged the real-world madness that is “Nirvanna The Band The Show.” From innovative comedy filmmakers Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol, “Nirvanna The Band The Show” was given a special premiere screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and took the 2nd Place Audience Award at Austin’s Fantastic Fest earlier this year. The show follows two friends who go to unnecessary extremes in the hopes of booking their band at The Rivoli, a modest Toronto rock club. Their adventures take many forms – from sneaking a film into the Sundance Film Festival and crashing the Santa Claus Parade to disrupting the ACTUAL premiere screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – the show is as unpredictable to the viewer as it is to its unwitting supporting cast. While each episode follows the duo’s harebrained schemes to get a show …they’re also filled with hilarious pop culture references and at the center – the friendship between ‘Matt’ and ‘Jay.’ “Nirvanna the Band the Show” is a VICE Studio Canada and Rogers Media original production.
PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING
VICELAND’s first acquired series from Fremantle Media International and produced by Roughcut TV. From executive producer Ash Atalla (“The IT Crowd”), the mockumentary series follows a hapless crew of social dropouts running an illegal pirate radio station in West London – ‘Kurupt FM.’ Currently shooting its fourth season in the UK for the BBC, the show launched to critical acclaim with The Telegraph calling it “Entertaining, and absolutely of its time” while DigitalSpy.UK hailed it as “the best British comedy since ‘The In-Betweeners’”
What do you think? Do you watch VICELAND? Which new series will you watch in 2017?