Live Guests Include: Marcus Samuelsson, Wendell Pierce, Roy Choi, Bonnie McFarlane and Don Lemon
One-Hour Retrospective Follows Season 2 ‘Parts Unknown’ “Detroit” Finale at 9pm ET
CNN’s award-winning original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will present a live, one-hour retrospective episode, Parts Unknown Last Bite, airing from Las Vegas on Sunday November 10 at 10pm ET, following the season two finale of the series, “Detroit.”
Hosted by Bourdain, the live show will emanate from the historic Las Vegas locale Atomic Liquors (a former package store and café where patrons would watch nuclear test blasts from the roof) and include the following special guests: famed chef Marcus Samuelsson, Treme/The Wire star Wendell Pierce, LA chef/author of upcoming memoir LA Son, Roy Choi, comedian Bonnie McFarlane and CNN anchor Don Lemon.
Parts Unknown Last Bite will feature highlights from the past season and feature a lively debate among the guests on subjects such as food sustainability and guns in America – topics that were raised in various episodes of season two. FULL POST
CNN announced today that the multiple-Emmy award winning CNN original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown has been renewed for a third season, which will debut in Spring, 2014.
The eight-episode season of the popular weekend lifestyle series, hosted by the world-renowned chef, television personality, and best-selling author, includes trips to Brazil, Las Vegas, and an African safari.
“We had high expectations for this series when it launched back in April, thanks to Tony and Zero Point Zero Production’s proven track record of success,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. “Yet they keep raising the bar – first with the spectacular series premiere in Myanmar, later in the season with the groundbreaking Libya episode, and then at the start of season two with a sensitive and incredibly informative tour of Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. ‘Parts Unknown’ is a consistent ratings and critical success and we are so proud to be in partnership with Tony and ZPZ.” FULL POST
CNN’s high-rated new series, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which premiered in April, was honored with two Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards during a presentation at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles earlier tonight. This is the first time CNN has been awarded an Emmy in the primetime competition.
The series earned Emmy Awards in the following categories:
CNN’s original series, ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’, which has been nominated for four Primetime Emmys in the 2013 competition, launches its second season on Friday 20 September at 1600 BST.
The first episode, ‘Jerusalem’ features tours of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, marking the first time Bourdain has filmed in these locations.
The new season of the weekend lifestyle series also takes Bourdain and his crew into “parts unknown” within Spain, New Mexico, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo and South Africa. FULL POST
One-Hour ABPU: Prime Cuts Season One Special Featuring Notable Moments and a Preview of Season 2 Airs Sept. 15 at 8pm ET
CNN’s popular original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which has been nominated for four Primetime Emmys in the 2013 competition, launches its second season on Sunday, September 15 at 9pm ET. The season premiere episode “Jerusalem” features tours of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, marking the first time the host has filmed in these locations.
Leading into the season premiere, at 8pm ET, will be ABPU: Prime Cuts Season One, a retrospective special featuring notable moments, reminiscences, and a preview of season two.
The new season of the weekend lifestyle series, which airs Sundays at 9pm ET on CNN and CNN International, also takes Bourdain and his crew into “parts unknown” within Spain, New Mexico, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo and South Africa. FULL POST
New Season of CNN’s Popular Weekend Lifestyle Series to Feature Tours of Spain, New Mexico, Israel, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo, and India
The CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, will begin its second season of eight episodes on Sunday, September 15, it was announced by Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide.
The new season of the weekend lifestyle series will explore the food, culture and history and parts unknown within Spain, New Mexico, Israel, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo and India. The program will again air on CNN International, reaching more than 271 million households around the world.
“Tony and Zero Point Zero Production have created a spectacularly beautiful, informative and entertaining series for CNN that has resonated with viewers in a profound way,” said Zucker. “In addition to its runaway ratings success, it is also quite the conversation starter, as anyone who follows social media can attest. We are so happy to announce season two, and I can assure you that audiences will love what is coming up on the show.” FULL POST
MORE THAN DOUBLES AUDIENCE OF CLOSEST COMPETITION
CNN’s Sunday Night Weekend Series Delivers 974,000 Total Viewers In Second Outing April 21, Up 30% From Premiere
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, CNN’s new weekend series airing at 9:00p.m. ET on Sundays again topped all cable news time period competition among adults 25-54 in its latest outing, and was also the top cable news program on Sunday. The April 21 episode delivered 470,000 adults 25-54, up 67% vs. its premiere week and more than double the deliveries of its cable news competitors Fox News Channel and MSNBC (208,000 and 187,000 respectively). Bourdain also had a strong week among total viewers (974,000), up 30% vs. its premiere week performance (747,000).
In Sunday’s episode, Bourdain explored the Koreatown section of Los Angeles and spotlighted the talents and food preferences of award-winning chef Roy Choi and acclaimed graffiti artist, painter, portraitist David Choe.
On the digital front, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown has received more than 1 million page views in its first two weeks on CNN.com. (Source: Adobe Analytics) On social media, the premiere received 9,000 social mentions, up from last year’s 2,000 mentions for the No Reservations premiere on the Travel Channel. Three posts about Parts Unknown on CNN’s Facebook fan page received over 70,000 combined actions and were the top posts on the account for each Sunday. (Sources: Sysomos 4/14/2013; Facebook API 4/14 & 21/2013; Twitter API 4/14/2013. Sysomos Domestic mentions 4/14 & 15/2013) FULL POST
Christiane Amanpour welcomed culinary expert and new CNN host Anthony Bourdain to "Amanpour" on Friday, April 12.
Bourdain recently visited Myanmar, the Congo, and Libya to sample the life, food, and culture of those former conflict nations for his new CNN program "Parts Unknown." Amanpour asked Bourdain about his thoughts on the relationship between food and culture and what people can learn about each other by learning more about other nations through tourism.
"Parts Unknown" premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9:00pm on CNN/U.S. The program will also air globally on CNN International. Please check regional listings for airtimes.
"Amanpour" airs weekdays at 3:00pm and 5:00pm on CNN/International. All times Eastern.
Anthony Bourdain, world-renowned chef and best-selling author appeared on CNN's Starting Point this morning to talk about what will be different about this show compared to his previous travel show.
"With CNN, I get to go to all the places that I never would have been able to go really with any other network," Bourdain says. "Places like Congo, Libya, Myanmar, would have been very, very tricky to do elsewhere. Able to go places I never would have been able to go and look at these cultures in either a bigger picture or a more narrow focus as I choose."
Bourdain also previews his first episode in Myanmar and details what was fascinating about shooting there. "For me, it's an enormous and beautiful country that very, very few Westerners have seen or visited. It's been closed off from the rest of the world – a pariah state – for as long as I've been alive. Until just a little over a year ago, a Western film crew, if discovered, would have been kicked out of the country. We're really one of the first crews to have gone in and really shown a big slice, not all, but a big slice of a country that a lot of people haven't seen. It is incredibly gorgeous."
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown premieres on CNN, Sunday, April. 14th at 9pm Eastern.