April 25th, 2016
02:26 PM ET

CNN’S ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN SEASON PREMIERE AND UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA SERIES DEBUT RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS LAST NIGHT

Last night’s premiere of CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (9-10pm), and the newest series United Shades of America (10-11pm), ranked #1 among adults 25-54 and 18-34 according to Nielsen Fast National data.

The season seven premiere episode of Bourdain’s Manila: The Philippines, attracted 265k, 22% more than Fox News’ 218k and a 253% advantage over MSNBC’s 75k among adults 25-54.  In 18-34, CNN had 66k to Fox News’ 51k to MSNBC’s 29k.  Among total viewers, Parts Unknown topped MSNBC (673k vs. 360k); Fox News had 1.235 million.  In the 8pm hour, an original episode of Prime Cuts (review of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown season six) also placed No. 1 in the demo with 217k.  Fox News followed with 191k and MSNBC lagged with 97k.

United Shades of America, a new eight-part series that follows W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across the country and uses comedy to start conversations about race and how our differences unite and divide us, got off to a strong start.  In the provocative premiere episode, Bell meets the ‘new’ Ku Klux Klan, ranking #1 last night with 361k, +93% more than Fox News’ 187k and a whopping +668% advantage over MSNBC’s 47k.  In 18-34, United Shades had 119k to Fox News’ 50k to MSNBC’s 22k.  In total viewers, CNN had 855k, Fox News averaged 888k and MSNBC trailed with 292k.  Among all CNN Original Series season premieres, last night’s debut of United Shades ranks 5th among adults 25-54.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with executive producers Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig and Anthony Bourdain.  Next Sunday (May 1, 9pm/ET), Bourdain goes to the Windy City, Chicago.

United Shades of America is produced by Objective Media Group America/All3Media America.  Bell, Jimmy Fox, Star Price and Layla Smith serve as executive producers.  In the next episode, Bell goes inside the notorious San Quentin prison to hear the stories of inmates serving life sentences.  It airs on Sunday, May 1 at 10pm, ET.

The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide.  Lizzie Kerner, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Nationals time-period based data for Sunday 4/24/16.  Program-based historical data.  All data based on Live+SD.

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April 6th, 2016
11:19 AM ET

SEASON SEVEN OF “ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN” – THE PEABODY, EMMY-AWARD-WINNING CNN ORIGINAL SERIES – PREMIERES SUNDAY, APRIL 24 WITH A TRIP TO MANILA

New Edition of “Prime Cuts” Features Season Six Highlights and a Taste of Season Seven

Bourdain in Crow Agency, Montana for season seven of "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" (photo by David Scott Holloway)

(April 6, 2016) Season seven of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, April 24 at 9pm ET/PT with the host’s tour of the Manila, The Philippines.

The eight-episode season also features trips to the Greek Islands, Chicago, Montana, Georgia, Cologne, Buenos Aires and Senegal.

Airing just prior to the season premiere will be the latest edition of “Prime Cuts” at 8pm ET/PT that reviews such season six delights as, Borneo’s noodle breakfast and an enlightening meal with a journalist in Cuba, plus a taste of things to come in the next eight episodes.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows the world-renowned chef and best-selling author as he travels the globe to uncover the little-known, off-the-road, and sometimes seemingly-familiar areas of the world in a celebration of their diverse foods and culture.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with executive producers Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig, and Anthony Bourdain.

Please click on the following link for the season seven Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown promo:  http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/04/04/cnn-parts-unknown-new-season-trailer.cnn-creative-marketing

Following are the locations and episode descriptions for season seven of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown:

Manila, Philippines (airdate: April 24) In the season seven premiere, Bourdain explores the Philippines during Christmas season and travels through the festive streets of Manila to taste the fast food wonder Jollibee, try the sweet, milky drink, Halo-Halo, and indulge in the classic dish, Sizzling Pork Sisig. The trip continues with the host accompanied by cover band “Keystone,” as they dine on Adobo, a simmered pork-chicken dish. The tour concludes with a family meal of Kare-Kare and the opening of the Balikbayan box.

Chicago (airdate: May 1) Chicago’s iconic Old Town Ale House and its colorful patrons are the gateway to Bourdain’s tour of the “City by the Lake,” which includes the host dining on breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene’s with music producer Steve Albini, sampling Mapo Doufu at Chinatown’s Sze Chuan with Chef Stephanie Izard, and a home cooked meal with Chicago-raised rapper Lupe Fiasco and his mom, plus a tour of comedy mecca Second City with mainstage performer Paul Jurewicz.

The Greek Islands (airdate: May 8) Life on the Greek islands, home to a fiercely independent and proud population, is relatively secluded, steeped in tradition, and revolves around local food, wine, close friends and family. On the island of Naxos, Bourdain heads offshore to dive to a sunken ship wreck, drink raki with the local residents, and sample cuisine fresh from the fishing boat, including octopus salad, salatouri (skate), and rofos (grouper) with olive oil and lemon. While exploring the island, he meets with politically outspoken musical group, The Stray Bitches, and travels to the mountainous village of Apeiranthos where he attends a traditional celebration in the town square.

Montana  (airdate: May 15) Bourdain traverses big sky country and embraces Montana’s distinctive history and culture with a visit to Crow reservation to watch horse relay racing and feast on buffalo steak, pheasant hunting with podcast host Joe Rogan, dinner at Butte institution Lydia’s supper club (est 1946), and by going underground in the Orphan Boy Mine with state senator Jim Keane. A conversation with his friend, famed writer Jim Harrison, who passed away in March 2016, encapsulates the Montana experience.

Tblisi, Georgia (airdate: May 22) Sidekick Zamir Gotta temporarily upstages Bourdain in this tour of the mountainous Eurasian country Georgia, featuring the cities Tbilisi, Batumi, and Khurvaleti, with traditional dishes that include spicy chashashuli stew, chkmeruli at Café Gabriadze and an epic meal at the Black Lion. On the political front, acclaimed journalist Tamara Chergoleishvili (Tabula magazine editor-in-chief) offers Bourdain an insider’s POV of her country’s changing views.

Senegal (airdate: May 29) Bourdain explores the distinct culture of the West African nation Senegal, which despite its deep-rooted religious beliefs, is known for its nightlife, global musical influence, vibrant fashion scene, rich food culture and history of tolerance. Featured guides on this journey include Chef Pierre Thiam, NPR Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist Arcton, and famed musician Youssou N’Dour, for conversation and a taste of maffe, a much loved rich beef stew, popular throughout West Africa.

Cologne, Germany  (airdate: June 5) The 40-day Cologne Carnival celebration sets the tone for Bourdain’s visit to this city that boasts many delicacies (kolsch, mett, blood sausage with himmel und erde, schnitzel), and maintains a peaceful atmosphere and sense of tolerance, despite the recent New Year’s Eve assaults linked to incoming refugees, which the host discusses with the locals.

Buenos Aires (airdate: June 12) For the season finale, Bourdain’s trip to meat-centric Buenos Aires during the hot summer month of February, features a meal with chef Francis Mallmann at one of his favorite local spots, Don Carlito's, and an after-hours soccer match accompanied by Soledad Nardelli and the kitchen staff of Chila.

Viewers can find show clips, original videos, travel essays by Bourdain, photos, and other exclusive content on http://www.cnn.com/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown by following the show’s Twitter account @partsunknownCNN, and accessing the CNN Parts Unknown Facebook page.

Each episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will be available On Demand the day after the linear premiere on cable VOD and on CNNgo via iPad, Roku, AppleTV and desktop at www.cnn.com/go.

About CNN Original Series
The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide.  Lizzie Kerner, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.

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September 12th, 2015
11:04 PM ET

CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award For Outstanding Informational Series

unnamedCNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, won its third consecutive Emmy award in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category in the 67th Primetime Emmy Award competition. The Primetime Creative Arts Awards ceremony took place on Saturday, September 12 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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.

Season six of the top-rated CNN Original Series launches Sunday, September 27 at 9pm ET/PT with a tour of Cuba. 

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About CNN Original Series

The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions, works directly with filmmakers and producers to develop original projects for CNN Original Series and CNN Films.


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Season Six of CNN Original Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” Premieres Sunday, Sept. 27, With a Trip to Cuba
Season six of CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9pm ET.
September 9th, 2015
11:37 AM ET

Season Six of CNN Original Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” Premieres Sunday, Sept. 27, With a Trip to Cuba

New Edition of “Prime Cuts” Features Season Five Highlights and a Taste of Season Six

Season six of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9pm ET/PT with the host’s tour of Cuba.

 The eight-episode season also features trips to Marseille, Okinawa, Ethiopia, California’s Bay Area, Borneo, Istanbul and Charleston, S.C.

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 five and a taste of things to come in the next eight episodes. FULL POST

June 3rd, 2015
11:29 AM ET

CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, & The Sixties Receive Top Honors at Realscreen Awards

CNNOS_logo_vert_CMYK_OBThree 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. 

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April 15th, 2015
10:45 AM ET

Season 5 of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” Premieres Sun, April 26 With a Look at Korea (In Reverse)

New Edition of “Prime Cuts” Offers Favorite Highlights From Season Four and a Taste of Season Five 

ABPU_S5_Korea[1]  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

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

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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