New VICE Series THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES WITH TOM ARNOLD Lands on MTV and CraveTV, October 20
— October 11, 2018
– Additional VICE content begins rolling out across Bell Media platforms this month, including MTV, CraveTV, SnackableTV, and MTV.ca –
TORONTO (October 11, 2018) – MTV and CraveTV announced today the exclusive Canadian premiere of the headline-making docu-series THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES WITH TOM ARNOLD on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. ET. Both services are pumping out four, back-to-back episodes of the half-hour series, followed by two episodes on October 27, and wrapping November 3, with the final two episodes. The eight-episode series follows comedian/actor Tom Arnold as he searches for the truth behind the many-rumoured, potentially damaging recordings of the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.
Stemming from the recently announced partnership between VICE and Bell Media, THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES WITH TOM ARNOLD is among the first group of series debuting in the new VICE programming block.
THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES WITH TOM ARNOLD follows Arnold as he taps into his deep network of connections, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and magician Penn Jillette (THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE), comedian Judd Apatow, Rosie O'Donnell, Trump’s former business associate Felix Sater, and former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. The series also documents the frenzy of attention around Arnold's surprise meeting with former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen.
As Arnold's potentially quixotic search among powerful people who may have or know of potentially damaging recordings of the president unfolds, the series becomes a funhouse mirror snapshot of our current media and political landscape. Although comedic in tone, Arnold remains steadfast in his belief that not only do some of these tapes exist, but they matter and need to be seen and heard.
Also beginning October 20 as part of the VICE programming block on MTV are the series MOST EXPENSIVEST (Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. ET), starring Grammy® Award-winner 2 Chainz, BONG APPETIT (Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. ET) a cannabis cooking series, and F*CK, THAT’S DELICIOUS (Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET) with rapper Action Bronson. The following week, sex writer Karley Sciortino explores female sexuality, gender, and love in the premiere of half-hour series SLUTEVER(Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 p.m. ET), immediately followed by the premiere of THE TRIXIE & KATYA SHOW (Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 p.m. ET), featuring RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE breakout stars Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova.
In addition to the MTV lineup, VICE content also streams as part of CraveTV’s new VICE Collection, which launches this Friday, Oct. 12. The collection includes: Emmy®-nominated GAYCATION with Ellen Page; F*CK, THAT’S DELICIOUS; HUANG’S WORLD; KING OF THE ROAD; MOST EXPENSIVEST; SLUTEVER; THE TRIXIE & KATYA SHOW; WEEDITQUETTE, and more.
As well, short-form content from VICE begins rolling out on SnackableTV this Friday, Oct. 12. Shorts include music-focused series NOISEY SELF PORTRAITS and NOISEY RAPS, followed by CANADIAN CANNABIS and SMOKEABLES on October 17, the day marijuana becomes legal in Canada. Additional short-form VICE content, including digital extras and culture-focused content from VICE’s Broadly profile, also begin rolling out October 15 on MTV.ca.
For more information and full series descriptors for THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES and other recently acquired VICE series, click here.
About VICE Canada VICE is the world’s preeminent youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994, VICE now operates in over 30 countries and distributes its programming to viewers across digital, linear, mobile, film and socials. VICE includes an award-winning international network of digital channels; a weekly and daily news programming partnership with HBO; a television and feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; and Virtue, a global, full-service creative agency with 26 offices around the world.
About CraveTV Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.
About SnackableTV SnackableTV is a mobile-first, short-form video app from Bell Media available for iOS and Android users. With a focus on short-form series, the app delivers premium shareable entertainment targeted at viewers looking to consume snack-size pieces of content. The service offers content from a variety of genres, with a focus on comedy, lifestyle, and pop culture. SnackableTV is the exclusive Canadian home of Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud comedy streaming service, and delivers short-form video content from iconic brands like HBO, Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, ETALK, Gusto, and more. For more on SnackableTV, visit www.snackabletv.ca.
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