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Bill Maher Producing New VICE Newsmagazine for HBO, Fareed Zakaria On Board As Consultant

HBO is launching a new TV newsmagazine series with VICE. VICE founder Shane Smith will host the program, which will be executive produced by Smith, comedian Bill Maher and VICE chief creative officer Eddy Moretti. CNN host Fareed Zakaria will serve as a consultant on the series, per his overall agreement with Time Warner signed in 2010. CNN is a sister network to HBO.

Potential subjects for the new series include “Taliban child suicide bombers; North Korean slave labor camps; New York’s underground voodoo heroin clinics; Somalian pirates; and Satanic dentists in the Pacific Northwest,” the network says. Some of the segments will likely be repurposed video content from Vice.com, like this segment on North Korean labor camps:

There is no premiere date or timeslot for the series, which will be called “VICE,” though HBO says it will be televised weekly. That said, TVNewser hears that it will likely debut as a lead-in or lead-out to “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which airs Friday nights on HBO.

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TV That’s Not Always on TV

FishbowlLA’s Matthew Fleischer spent his Tuesday at the 2012 TV Summit put on by Variety and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. The event included Hollywood bigs talking about the present and future of TV … which won’t always be on TV. Some of his takeaway:

  • “I do not have CNN’s budget, let’s get that out of the way. But we feel that people are beyond being talked to, they want to be talked with. ” – AOL Studios’ Gabriel Lewis on HuffPost Streaming Network.

Video: New ESPN Hire Lindsay Czarniak Bids Emotional Farewell to D.C.

Lindsay Czarniak of WRC-Channel 4 in Washington, D.C., is moving to Bristol to work for ESPN, and she bade an emotional farewell to the city and sports teams during a segment that includes warm wishes from Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman and former Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell.

(H/T to Dan Steinberg at WaPo)

Fox Sports Catches Former President George W. Bush Almost Getting Hit By Foul Ball

Former President (and Texas Rangers owner) George W. Bush attended last night’s game between the Rangers and Chicago White Sox, and what a memorable visit it was. Bush was nearly clocked by a foul ball hit by Adrian Beltre.

White Sox catcher AJ Pierzynski tried to make the catch, almost falling into Bush’s lap in the process.

Update: Video after after the jump!

Pierzynski told ESPN.com:

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