On Feb. 29, H2 becomes Viceland, a 24-hour lifestyle channel aimed at millennials. According to filmmaker and creative director of the new channel Spike Jones, “It feels like most channels are just a collection of shows. We wanted Viceland to be different, to feel like everything on there has a reason to exist and a strong point of view. [The shows on Viceland are] all unscripted shows, made by filmmakers. We’re trying to make a channel that’s personal, that feels like a group of people trying to understand the world we live in.”
A list of shows that will air on Viceland includes:
Gaycation: Actress Ellen Page and her friend Ian Daniel explore LGBT experiences around the world.
Flophouse: Chronicles the life and standup routines of a group of aspiring comedians on the underground circuit. Clare O’Kane and others are featured.
Huang’s World (pictured): Eddie Huang, chef and author of the best-selling book “Fresh Off The Boat,” takes a personal and political look at food culture.
Noisey: Created Andy Capper, Noisey is a music documentary series. Correspondent Zach Goldbaum gets a firsthand look into the most interesting music scenes in America and around the world. Each episode focuses on a single city – from Compton, to Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Toronto, London, Sao Paolo and beyond.
F*ck That’s Delicious: Action Bronson is a famous rapper from Queens, New York and a classically trained chef. Every episode follows Action and his crew as they travel from concert to concert enjoying all manner of fine foods, wines, and herbs along the way.
Balls Deep: Correspondent Thomas Morton embeds himself into the lives of others to experience what life looks like from their point-of-view. From a Pentecostal preacher to a Muslim-American family to gay bears in Provincetown, Thomas absorbs every part of his counterparts’ lives: their customs, philosophies, their habits and habitats.
Weediquette (pictured): Krishna Andavolu chronicles the science, culture and economics of the emerging “green” economy, explores the impact of marijuana legalization across the U.S. and internationally, examining how people on all sides of this issue are dealing with the growing popularity and acceptance of marijuana.
Fashion Week International: Host Hailey Gates travels the world seeking fashion and beauty customs far from the glossy runways of New York, London, and Paris. From Pakistan to the Congo, Venezuela, Russia, and beyond, Hailey uncovers fascinating fashion trends while confronting the issues they conjure, from gender, to race, to politics, religion, and economics.
Vice World of Sports: Sal Masekela and a team of reporters travel to communities in Ghana, Michigan, Serbia and Argentina to meet athletes, explore their rivalries and understand the games people play.
Viceland’s premiere lineup: Noisey, Weediquette (March 1 at 10 and 11pm); Gaycation, Balls Deep (March 2 at 10 and 11pm); F*ck, That’s Delicious, Flophouse (March 3 at 10 and 10:30pm).
Viceland is available on Channel 121 on Dish; Channel 271 on DTV; Channel 257 on AT&T and Channel 127 on Verizon. Otherwise, because channel lineups vary from region to region, checking your local listings or try Google for information on where to find the channel in your area.
Images courtesy of Viceland