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VICE
Air Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Time Slot: 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#11/201) "Show #11"
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Show #11

Debut: FRIDAY, MARCH 14 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: March 14 (12:30 a.m.), 15 (1:55 a.m.), 16 (10:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), 18 (10:30 p.m.) and 20 (midnight)

HBO2 playdates: March 15 (8:00 p.m.) and 19 (1:50 a.m.)

The U.S. has spent nearly $100 billion on reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, the most spent on any country in history. But John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, has found that much of that money has been wasted and misused, and has even fallen into the hands of the Taliban. Shane Smith heads to Afghanistan for a tour of American taxpayer dollars gone down the drain.

Rio de Janeiro is working hard to remedy its reputation as a drug and murder capital in time for the upcoming World Cup and Olympics. The Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) has been charged with pacifying the slums (favelas), but BOPE's military occupation of increasing numbers of favelas has been criticized as heavy-handed. Some corrupt members of the BOPE, together with ex-police, have formed militia gangs of their own and are controlling many favelas by sinister means, openly extorting, torturing, killing and making criminals disappear. Still, there are hundreds of favelas, untouched by pacification, that remain under the control of drug gangs who act with complete impunity. Ben Anderson looks behind the picturesque fa´┐Żade of Rio's marketing campaign to reveal the dark underbelly of the city.

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VICE (HBO)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/5/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (14 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's fourth of 14 episodes) on 5/7/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, May 2014) HBO has renewed the news magazine series VICE for two more seasons, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Season three will debut in 2015 with 14 episodes, and season four will debut in 2016. Hosted by Shane Smith, founder of the revolutionary global youth media company of the same name, VICE explores today's most pressing issues, from civil unrest and hotbeds of terrorism, to unchecked government corruption and looming environmental catastrophes.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Shane Smith as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· B.J. Levin as EP
· Bill Maher as EP
· Eddy Moretti as EP
· Fareed Zakaria as CP
· Shane Smith as EP
GENRE(S):
· newsmagazine
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Vice Media