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CNN Renews ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ For Season Three

BourdainCNNCNN has ordered a third season of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”

The travel docu-series is currently in the midst of season two, where it has been performing very well for CNN, particularly in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. While some other acquired programs have done ok, it is the only one so far to have built any sort of dedicated audience.

Season three will air in Spring, 2014 with Brazil, Las Vegas and an African safari on tap as destinations. Brazil will be hosting the 2014 World Cup starting next June.

“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 of CNN Worldwide in a statement. “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.”

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CNN RENEWS TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNING ORIGINAL SERIES “ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN” FOR THIRD SEASON

New 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.”

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 Mind of a Chef, The Getaway, The Layover, A Cooks Tour, and Decoding Ferran Adria.

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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