Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Premieres On CNN In April

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Anthony Bourdain is set to finally take the leap on to CNN. The frequent traveler and food connoisseur has already taped episodes of his newest program, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, for an April 14 premiere date.

After nine seasons with No Reservations, Bourdain boldly decided to vie for a different network, leading to some big projects in the works. First, the TV personality signed on with famed chefs Nigella Lawson, Brian Malarky, and Ludo LeFebvre for ABC’s The Taste and then he sealed the deal to bring a show very much similar to No Reservations to CNN. Parts Unknown will feature Bourdain traveling and experiencing food in locations across the planet. Each episode will be a mini weekend excursion that takes a look at the local sites and plenty of the local food.

The first episode of the one-hour series will feature Bourdain in Myanmar—a country that only recently opened up to outsiders. According to Deadline, episodes have also been shot in Libya, Colombia, Tangier, the Congo, and Peru. Additionally, an episode was shot in the more accessible (for Bourdain at least) Koreatown in Los Angeles. It sounds like the same old stuff on a different channel, but cooking and traveling shows are what people like about and have come to expect from Bourdain, anyway. New episodes will air on Sunday nights with encores airing later in the night and on Saturdays.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will premiere on CNN on April 14 at 9 p.m. EST.
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