Three of CNN’s Original Series were honored with five top accolades at the Realscreen West 2015 awards in Los Angeles on June 2, and included a special honor for “Parts Unknown” host Anthony Bourdain who was inducted into Realscreen’s Hall of Fame.
CNN’s top rated series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which is produced by Zero Point Zero Production and completes its fifth season on the network June 21 with a tour of Beirut, was presented with three honors. The series scored top “Non-Fiction – Arts and Culture Program,” while the host was named “Hall of Fame –Personality of the Year,” and won in the category “ Outstanding Achievement – Host/Presenter Most Compelling Character.”
The popular CNN Original Series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, produced by Warrior Poets, which begins season four on CNN in 2016, was honored as the top ”Non-Fiction – Social Issues and Current Affairs Program.”
CNN’s Original Series, the critically-acclaimed, The Sixties, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog, won in the “Non Fiction-Archive based Program” category. The follow-up eight episode series The Seventies premieres on June 11.
New Edition of “Prime Cuts” Offers Favorite Highlights From Season Four and a Taste of Season Five
Season five of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, April 26 at 9pm ET/PT with twist – a tour of the forward-looking culture of South Korea with each scene presented in reverse order.
The eight-episode season also features trips to Miami, Scotland, Madagascar, New Jersey, Budapest, Hawaii and Beirut.
Airing just prior to the season premiere will be the latest edition of “Prime Cuts” at 8pm ET/PT that offers a look back at season four and a taste of things to come in the next eight episodes.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows the world-renowned chef and bestselling author as he travels the globe to uncover the little-known, off-the-road, and seemingly-familiar areas of the world in a celebration of their diverse foods and culture. FULL POST
New Season of Eight Episodes, Featuring Host’s First Trips to Iran and Paraguay, Will Be Preceded by Prime Cuts Show
Season four of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, begins on Sunday, September 28 at 9pm ET/PT with a tour of Shanghai, China. Immediately following, CNN premieres This is Life with Lisa Ling at 10 pm ET/PT, as previously announced.
*In Season three, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was the #1 program in cable news during its flight among P25-54 (402k).
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows the world-renowned chef, and bestselling author as he travels across the globe to uncover the little known, the off-the-road, and seemingly sometimes deceptively familiar, areas of the world in a celebration of its diverse food and culture. The series is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with executive producers Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig, and Anthony Bourdain.
Airing at 8pm ET/PT, just prior the new season of Parts Unknown, will be a new edition of Prime Cuts, a one-hour program hosted by Bourdain that takes a look back at the previous season featuring recaps, outtakes and commentary. FULL POST
CNN’s popular original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was honored with the award for Outstanding Informational Series, for the second consecutive year, during the 2014 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy presentation at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles earlier tonight.
The award was presented to Anthony Bourdain, executive producer/host; Christopher Collins, executive producer; Lydia Tenaglia, executive producer; Sandra Zweig, executive producer; Jared Andrukanis, producer, Nick Brigden, producer; Michael Steed, producer, Tom Vitale, producer.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which begins it’s fourth season on CNN this fall, follows the world-renowned chef, bestselling author and Peabody/multiple-Emmy award winning television personality as he travels across the globe to uncover little-known – and sometimes seemingly familiar – areas of the world, in a celebration of its diverse food and culture. The series is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with executive producers Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Sandra Zweig.
About Zero Point Zero Production Inc.:
Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning television and digital production company founded in 2003 by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, with partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Since its inception, the company has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 100 countries around the world, including the critically acclaimed, award winning series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN) and The Mind of a Chef (PBS). In 2009 Zero Point Zero began an expansion into other content platforms including interactive entertainment and publishing. In 2012 they released Pat LaFrieda’s Big App for Meat, an interactive encyclopedia chosen as Apple’s “App of the Week” and then named Apple’s “Best APPS of 2012”. In 2013 ZPZ acquired The Food Republic website, one of the launch properties in a new ZPZ-owned digital publishing venture. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown season 3 (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet season 2 (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker for AOL On Originals); The Mind of a Chef season 3 (PBS); the award winning series, MeatEater with Steven Rinella season 4 (Sportsman Channel); The Getaway season 2 (Esquire/NBC); and Phil Rosenthal, The Lucky Bastard (PBS).
About CNN Worldwide:
CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
The highly-rated CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy received nine combined nominations in the 66th Primetime Emmy Award competition.
“We are extremely proud of the superb storytelling, highest-level production and singular voices of CNN’s Original Series. They’ve clearly connected with viewers and critics alike and we are honored that the Television Academy has recognized their work,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide.
Outstanding Informational Series or Special
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Tokyo and Punjab episodes
Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Tokyo episode
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Punjab episode
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Tokyo episode
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Congo episode
The CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is a winner in the University of Georgia’s 73rd annual George Foster Peabody Awards competition, which recognizes excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, producing organizations and individuals.
In honoring the series, the judging panel noted, “Whether Bourdain’s tireless search for new taste experiences takes him to Myanmar or Detroit, he never fails to find great stories to go with the food.”
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
“Crossfire” is Up +11% in Total Viewers and +17% in Demo Rating; “New Day” is also Up Compared to CNN Programming a Year Ago
“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” Ranks #1 in Cable News in Demo Rating and is Up Triple-Digits in Both Total Viewers and Demo 25-54
CNN Mobile Video Up 10x; Politics Section Posts Best Month of the Year
In spite of October’s highly partisan news cycle, all CNN weekday programs were up this month vs. a year ago; while every FXNC and MSNBC weekday program was down. This month, Fox News Channel’s program line-up declined each weekday hour by double-digits vs. a year ago among the 25-54 demo rating. MSNBC posted the largest 25-54 rating declines in cable news vs. a year ago every weekday hour from 8:00a – 10:00p (with the exception of 7p).
Year-to-date, CNN ranks as the #2 cable news network in total day (6a-6a) in both total viewers (434k) and in the demo 25-54 rating (140k). 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: