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
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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.
Premiere Episode of New One-Hour Weekend Series Explores Food and Culture of Myanmar
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, hosted by the world-renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning television personality, premieres on Sunday, April 14, at 9pm, ET.
The one-hour weekend lifestyle series follows Bourdain as he travels the across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals. Known for his curiosity, candor, and acerbic wit, Bourdain takes viewers off the beaten path of tourist destinations – including some war-torn parts of the world – and meets with a variety of local citizens to offer a window into their lifestyles, and occasionally communes with an internationally lauded chef on his journeys.
The premiere episode of the Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown offers an inside look at Myanmar. In his maiden voyage to the country formerly known as Burma, Bourdain and his crew discover the fabled beauty and local cuisines of a country that had been, up until recently, off-limits to outsiders. Future episodes include tours of Libya, Colombia, the Quebecois side of Canada, Koreatown in Los Angeles, Tangier, Peru and the Congo.
Following original episodes of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown on Sunday nights at 9pm, encores will air on Friday nights at 11pm, Saturday nights at 9pm, and Sunday nights at 8pm. (all times Eastern)
Viewers can find updates, behind-the-scenes photos, and exclusive content from Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown by following the show’s Twitter account @partsunknownCNN, and accessing the CNN Parts Unknown Facebook page. During each show, viewers are invited to go to the live blog at CNN.com/partsunknown and join in the conversation using the #PartsUnknown hashtag on Twitter.
In addition to his work on Parts Unknown, Bourdain will be traveling the United States in the spring to bring his “Guts & Glory” tour to live audiences beginning April 12 in San Francisco through May 13 in Washington D.C.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with Executive Producers and Founders Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, along with Executive Producer Sandra Zweig. The Emmy award winning Zero Point Zero Production has produced programs with Anthony Bourdain for more than a decade, including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The Layover, A Cooks Tour, and Decoding Ferran Adria.
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Anthony Bourdain, the world-renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning television personality, made his first appearance on CNN since announcing his new CNN show, tonight on “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
Bourdain talks about his new food and travel weekend CNN show, "Parts Unknown," that premieres this spring, among other topical issues. He tells Piers about the countries he's excited to visit:
“I am intensely curious about some places that are difficult. Clearly in the past some of the most exciting and interesting ones have been challenging for one reason or another. One of the shows I’ve been meaning to do for years and haven’t been able to do is to go up the Congo River and trace Conrad’s trip all the way, as far as you can go. It is an amazing country, but security is a concern there. In Myanmar, where we’re going very shortly…”
Anthony Bourdain, world-renowned chef, best selling author and television personality will debut his new CNN food/travel weekend show, beginning in spring 2013.
Launching in Early 2013 on CNN & CNNI, Program Expands CNN’s Coverage of Food and Travel; Bourdain to Also Offer Commentary Across CNN Programs
World-renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain will join CNN as host of a new weekend program, creating a signature showcase for the network’s coverage of food and travel. The announcement was made by CNN Worldwide Executive Vice President and Managing Editor, Mark Whitaker.
“For more than a decade, Anthony Bourdain has been a trailblazer in educating Americans about different cuisines and cultures around the world, as well as an outspoken commentator on social trends ranging from the rise of celebrity chefs to the impact of fast food chains to the spread of vegetarianism and veganism,” said Whitaker. “Examining the world through the prism of Tony’s unique expertise and passions continues CNN’s long-standing commitment to international reporting and to promoting global understanding.”
Launching in early 2013, the show will be shot on location and examine cultures from around the world through their food and dining and travel rituals. Slated to air domestically on Sundays in prime time with repeat airings on Saturday nights, it will mark a further step in broadening and distinguishing CNN’s weekend programming from its traditional weekday news coverage.