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

22925_001_05106_RNew Eight-Episode Season Debuts in Spring 2014 and Will Include Tours of Brazil, Las Vegas, and an African Safari

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

May 1st, 2013
11:33 AM ET

Season Two of CNN Original Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” begins Sept. 15

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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


Topics: Anthony Bourdain • CNN • CNN Originals • Parts Unknown
April 22nd, 2013
05:07 PM ET

Complete Air Times for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

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Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN U.S. (Domestic)

Sundays:

9pm EST – 11pm, 2am EST

Previous week's episode – 8pm EST

Fridays:

11pm, 2am, 5am EST

Saturdays:

8pm, 11pm, 2am, 5am EST

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Topics: CNN • Parts Unknown
April 8th, 2013
01:16 PM ET

Bourdain: With CNN, I get to go to all the places that I never would have been able to go with any other network

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.


Topics: Anthony Bourdain • CNN • Parts Unknown
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