Air Date: Friday, May 09, 2014
Time Slot: 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#18/208) "Show #18"
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Show #18

Debut: FRIDAY, MAY 9 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: May 9 (12:30 a.m.), 10 (2:15 a.m.), 13 (11:30 p.m.) and 15 (12:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: May 10 (8:00 p.m.), 11 (6:00 p.m.) and 14 (2:45 a.m.)

As humanity's appetite for energy grows exponentially, the extraction industry scrambles to the most remote regions on Earth to satisfy demand. In the underdeveloped Melanesian country of Papua New Guinea, America's Exxon Mobil has staked its claim to a $19 billion liquid natural-gas project expected to start production in late 2014. While some see Exxon's mammoth presence as the catalyst that will usher the country into the 21st century, others predict the initiative could plunge its people into civil war. Vikram Gandhi heads to Papua New Guinea to investigate.

Over the past three years, Texas has experienced the worst drought in its recorded history, a calamity that devastated the state's agriculture industry and cost it thousands of jobs. While 97% of the scientific community agrees that human activity has contributed to extreme weather patterns around the world, many Texans (legislators, community leaders and citizens) don't, and have taken few if any initiatives to limit the state's CO2 emissions, currently the highest in the country. Thomas Morton visits Texas to witness the climate catastrophe, and discover firsthand the local responses, which often involve reaching out for divine intervention.

VICE is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti and BJ Levin; consulting producer, Fareed Zakaria.

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Returns in TBA 2015 or 2016 (Exact Date TBA)
4/5/13 - ???
returning in 2015/2016 (date TBA)
not on the schedule
4 (??? episodes)
renewed through 2018 (35 episodes a year) on 3/26/15
(from HBO's press release, March 2015) Home Box Office and VICE announced today a major news partnership that will significantly expand VICE's Emmy(R)-winning news programming to HBO subscribers over the next four years. In its most expansive programming deal ever, HBO will dramatically increase the network's current events coverage, bringing VICE's brand of high-impact journalism and breaking news content to subscribers in a wide-range of formats, including: The VICE daily newscast: The launch of a daily VICE newscast, consisting of five half-hour shows per week, 48 weeks a year. The weekly series on HBO: A four-year extension (with an increase from 14 to 35 episodes a year) of the Emmy(R)-winning documentary show. VICE specials: A four-year commitment for an increased number of VICE-produced specials, totaling 32 through 2018. Additionally, a VICE-branded channel on the HBO NOW streaming service will provide instant access to VICE content for all HBO subscribers.
· Shane Smith as Host
· B.J. Levin as EP
· Bill Maher as EP
· Eddy Moretti as EP
· Fareed Zakaria as CP
· Shane Smith as EP
· newsmagazine
· Vice Media