Add Vice to the list of missing series from cable and streaming channels.
The documentary series was removed from Showtime and Paramount+ in early July as part of a larger set of programs being removed from Paramount Global services. Vice joins the likes of The L Word: Generation Q, Ziwe, I love that for you and american gigolo being pulled from Showtime, which is focusing its programming on key franchises like Thousands of millions – which has several spin-offs in development – Right handed and The Chi.
But while the other pulled shows had finished their runs, Vice it still had half a season left on its order, plus an episode with a segment on Florida Governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis that was dropped from the rotation in May. At the time, Vice News, which produces the series, said in a statement: “As with all current affairs programming, there may be scheduling changes, and we are still in discussion about scheduling this episode. We are proud of our reporting and our continued partnership with Showtime.”
sources say the hollywood reporter that while the series has not been officially canceled on Showtime, Vice News will be looking for another home for the series. It’s very early in the process, but more than one outlet has expressed interest. As for the rest of the ordered episodes on Showtime, Vice it is in production on some and pre-production on others.
Throughout his life, first on HBO and then on Showtime, Vice she has won Primetime Emmys, News and Documentary Emmys, a Peabody Award and duPont-Columbia Awards for her journalism.
Paramount Global is far from alone in removing programming from its platforms as a write-down move. Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney have also cut numerous shows, including Westworld, raised by wolves (both from the Tubi license), Generation and Mrs Fletcher from WBD outlets and Willow, Y: The Last Man and The mysterious Benedictine society on Disney platforms, among dozens of others in both companies.
Beverly Chase is the showrunner and executive producer of Vice. Craig Thomson is co-EP, and Subrata De is the series’ senior executive producer and executive vice president of Vice News.
Vice Media filed for bankruptcy in May. Buyers led by Fortress Investment Group made a winning bid to acquire the company in June for $225 million.