Viceland is making moves into the late night realm by adding new original series to its lineup.
According to reports, the A&E-owned cable network will break into the late-night landscape with daily talk show Desus & Mero, set to premiere in October. Desus and Mero come to Viceland from their podcast The Bodega Boys and web show Desus vs. Mero, and are set to deliver a fresh take on current events, the culture-at-large, and day-to-day life through the eyes of two friends born and raised in the Bronx.
Another series ordered by the network is a project from Tyler, the Creator, based on a show from the rapper’s Golf Media App. President of Programming Nick Weidenfeld said of the changes:
“I’m so proud of the what we have accomplished in just a few months since launching but there is much more work to be done. Our job is to give a platform to as many diverse and powerful voices as we can. No other network creates all its own content and brings together such disparate but important people. As we expand the talent pool, we’ll need to grow as a network, experimenting with genre and formats. There are no rules at Viceland, which makes it the most exciting place to work.”
Viceland will also be bringing back second seasons of Huang’s World with Eddie Huang and States of Undress with writer and model Hailey Gates.