Published On: Wed, Feb 22nd, 2017

EMMY®-Winning News Magazine series Vice returns for its fifth season on February 24th

The award winning news series will premiere a new episode every Friday beginning

February 24th, simultaneously with the United States.

COCD_02MIAMI - VICE returns to HBO for its fifth season with an hour-long edition on Friday, February 24th at 00hrs AST*, followed by half-hour shows debuting every subsequent Friday. Following the success of previous seasons, the weekly news magazine series will feature 29 episodes, exclusively on HBO.

Known for its fearless and unconventional approach, the fifth season of the two-time Emmy®-winning series 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 technological breakthroughs. The new season will cover the Assad dictatorship, the economic cost of climate denial, trans youth, the rise of far-right ideology and the United States Criminal Justice system among other topics.

The fifth season of VICE opens 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.

Season five also features VICE Media founder Suroosh Alvi, Hamilton Morris, Gianna Toboni and Thomas Morton. Veteran war correspondent Ben Anderson also returns. Having spent the last nine years concentrating on America's longest war, the war in Afghanistan, Anderson is among the most-respected journalists covering conflicts in the Middle East. Eddie Huang, Wilbert Cooper, Charlet Duboc, Taylor Wilson, Cord Jefferson and Ben Ferguson also join the team as correspondents this year.

Hosted by Shane Smith, VICE is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti and Josh Tyrangiel. Tim Clancy and Jonah Kaplan serve as co-executive producers with Fareed Zakaria as consulting producer.

VICE has been internationally recognized and awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys®), the Peabody Awards, the Sundance Film Festival, the Cannes Lions Festival, the Frontline Club, the Knight Foundation, The American Society of Magazine Publishers and the Webby Awards, among others.

The complete four seasons of VICE are also available exclusively for subscribers on HBO GO, the premium digital entertainment platform. Subscribers can access HBO GO by visiting the website www.hbogoca.com on any desktop or laptop computer (PC or Apple) or by downloading the mobile app on devices with iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPad Touch) or Android (OS 2.3+) operational systems.

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