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Vice News Tonight which premieres Oct. 10 (weeknights, 7:30 ET/PT) as the network's first daily series, won't just rehash the major stories of the day for those playing catch-up. Instead, the half-hour program assumes that viewers have already read the headlines on their phones and laptops, and want a more well-rounded, in-depth look at what's happening around the world.
Vice News Tonight is an intriguing effort--not new, exactly, but newish. The “hangin’ out doin’ journalism” approach is easy to mock, but this new program is engaging and smart.New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
Given that the inaugural broadcast was fairly evenly split between pieces that provided insight, context and thoughtfully arranged information, and those that barely scratched the surface of the subject at hand, it’s too early to tell whether Vice News Tonight will become must-see viewing. But the substantial pieces certainly warrant revisiting the show in future.Variety Full Review
Vice News Tonight lacked cohesiveness, which is a bigger problem for a show packed with so much Attitude (with the capital “A”). We’ll see how the series adjusts, or if it feels the need to, in the future. Youths with short attention spans may appreciate the lack of filler.Indiewire Full Review
In its best moments, Vice News Tonight felt like a string of little amuse-bouches to whet appetites for full meals available online. In its lesser moments, it felt like Full Frontal or Last Week Tonight without the jokes and, honestly, with less on-air depth.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
As hackneyed, shallow and formulaic as network newscasts can be, they still offer something in terms of immediacy and comprehensiveness that Vice News Tonight, as it’s currently constituted, can’t pretend to compete with. If you like the Vice sensibility, though, you might enjoy the show’s capsule version of it. Just don’t expect the news to be new.The New York Times Full Review