Variety is reporting that Vice will relaunch its nightly newscast, Vice News Tonight, on March 4th. It’ll air Monday through Thursday at 8PM on VICE TV. The show previously aired for three years on HBO, before it was cancelled last year.
Following the departure of Vice News chief Josh Tyrangiel and Executive Producer Madeleine Haeringer, this new iteration will be run by MSNBC veteran Nikki Egan. The show will run for an hour—twice as long as it did on HBO—and include live in-studio segments in addition to the field pieces VNT is commonly known for.
After a year of uncertainty, Vice News is establishing its post-HBO future. The organization is focusing on projects funded by partners, building out its online presence, and serving as the centerpiece of the relaunched Vice TV cable channel. Formerly known as Viceland, the struggling network is pivoting from lifestyle content to news coverage.
We broke the story of Vice TV’s rebranding earlier this year. (Someone should tell AdAge.)