On the eve of his 600th episode as host of the WTF podcast, comedian Marc Maron has landed a new gig as host of Vice Portraits, an interview show that could end up on Vice’s cable TV network.
Maron confirmed the news on Twitter last week:
Yes. I will be doing a show for @VICE! Now it's out there.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) May 2, 2015
But then on Monday, he included some more details in an email to his fans:
I will be doing a show for the new VICE TV network. It will be called VICE Portraits with Marc Maron. It will be an interview show. It will be shot out in the world. I will be talking to the type of people I talk to in environments that are either important to the subject or challenging to them. We will also be shooting the journey to and from the talks. Should be exciting. I’ve been looking for a way to try to do what I do in the video format and this feels like it. I will let you know more details like when and where you can watch when I find out.
Maron appeared at the Vice NewFronts presentation in New York on Friday, where co-founder Shane Smith revealed a lineup of new shows that also includes Gaycation with Ellen Page, a gay-themed travel show; and Huang’s World, a new show from Fresh Off the Boat author Eddie Huang.
Vice did not, however, make any announcement regarding the rumors that it will be taking over the programming for A&E’s H2 network, effectively creating the 24-hour news network they promised two years ago. A&E, which spent $250 million for a 10 percent stake in Vice, will reportedly launch the new channel in 2016.
[Photo via Vice]
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