03:33 PM ET, October 6th, 2014

“ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, with a two-hour primetime special airing Tuesday, October 21st at 9 pm ET Storytelling is at the core of what CNN does, and in a week-long series beginning Sunday, October 12th, thirteen of the network’s prominent hosts and anchors set out on a journey to find […] Full Post

September 10th, 2014
11:05 AM ET

'Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown' Launches Season Four with a Tour of Shanghai, Sept. 28

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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


Topics: Anthony Bourdain • CNN • CNN Originals • Parts Unknown
August 16th, 2014
10:50 PM ET

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Wins Outstanding Info Series in Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Award Marks Second Consecutive Win for Series in Category

CNN’sphoto 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.

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CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy Honored with Nine Combined Emmy Award Nominations
July 10th, 2014
11:00 AM ET

CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy Honored with Nine Combined Emmy Award Nominations

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.

CNN Original Series’ nominations include:

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

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CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Wins Peabody Award
April 2nd, 2014
04:18 PM ET

CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Wins Peabody Award

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.”

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Topics: Anthony Bourdain • CNN • Parts Unknown • Press Releases
Live From Las Vegas: Bourdain Takes A ‘Last Bite’ – Special to follow Season Two Finale on Sun, Nov. 10
October 31st, 2013
11:54 AM ET

Live From Las Vegas: Bourdain Takes A ‘Last Bite’ – Special to follow Season Two Finale on Sun, Nov. 10

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

October 29th, 2013
03:34 PM ET

CNN Programs Continue Ratings Gains vs. a Year Ago; While Every FXNC and MSNBC Weekday Program is Down

“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


Topics: CNN • Crossfire • Parts Unknown
September 30th, 2013
11:40 AM ET

CNN Renews Emmy-Winning Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” For Third Season

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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

September 15th, 2013
11:59 PM ET

CNN Original Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” Wins Two 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

photo[1]Series Honored for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, and Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming (“Myanmar”)

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:

  • Outstanding Informational Series or Special. Award recipients: Anthony Bourdain, executive producer/host; Christopher Collins, executive producer; Lydia Tenaglia, executive producer; Sandra Zweig, executive producer; Sally Freeman, producer; Tom Vitale, producer.
  • Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming: “Myanmar”  (the series premiere episode offered an inside look at Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, discovering the fabled beauty and local cuisines of a country that had been, up until recently, off-limits to outsiders.). Award recipients: Todd Liebler, director of photography; Zach Zamboni, director of photography; Morgan Fallon, director of photography. FULL POST

Topics: Anthony Bourdain • CNN • CNN Originals • Parts Unknown
CNN International launches season two of ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’
September 4th, 2013
07:11 AM ET

CNN International launches season two of ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’

Multi-Emmy Award-Nominated series begins Friday 20 September

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


Topics: Anthony Bourdain • CNN • CNN Originals • Parts Unknown
August 21st, 2013
10:56 AM ET

CNN's Parts Unknown Season 2 Premiere on Sept. 15 with Jerusalem – Israel, West Bank and Gaza

Season 2 of Anthony Bourdain premieres September 15 in Jerusalem - Israel, West Bank and Gaza

Season 2 of Anthony Bourdain premieres September 15 in Jerusalem – Israel, West Bank and Gaza

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

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