How Travel Channel Will Honor Anthony Bourdain

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News of beloved chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain's death broke on the morning of June 8, leaving fans and celebrities alike stricken and mourning at the sudden loss. He died in an apparent suicide, which only adds to the tragedy of the situation. In the wake of his passing, Travel Channel has found a touching way to honor him after he spent years hosting on the network. Viewers can watch a marathon of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on Travel Channel this weekend.

In a tribute to Anthony Bourdain and his contributions to Travel Channel, the network will air a 12-hour marathon of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on Sunday, June 10 beginning at 7 a.m. ET. Travel Channel has not specifically noted which episodes of No Reservations have been selected for the marathon, but the network has announced that viewers will watch him take them on a journey to the landscapes, cuisine and history of Laos, for one. Another episode will chronicle his trip to Costa Brava in Spain to spend some time at El Bulli. Furthermore, he'll explore the people and cuisine of the "two Maines" in another episode. What better way to honor Bourdain -- and give his fans the chance to honor him -- than with a marathon of his adventures?

No Reservations premiered back in July 2005 with an episode amusingly called "France: Why the French Don't Suck," which took him to Paris. Anthony Bourdain would revisit Paris years later in 2010 for the show's milestone 100th episode. No Reservations was a hit with fans and critics alike, and it was nominated for no fewer than 13 Emmys, winning two for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming.

Travel Channel held on to Anthony Bourdain until No Reservations aired its final episode on November 5, 2012. The series ran for 142 episodes and nine seasons. Bourdain moved from Travel Channel to CNN after the end of No Reservations, and he would go on to host the successful series Parts Unknown on the cable news channel. Despite the fact that Bourdain ended his career on a different network, Travel Channel is going to extra mile to honor him after his tragic death.

Anthony Bourdain's death was reported on the morning of Friday, June 8. He was reportedly found hanging in his hotel room in France, and his death is being treated as a suicide. Bourdain was traveling with his production team while filming new episodes of Parts Unknown. His death was confirmed by CNN.

To honor Anthony Bourdain as host of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, be sure to tune in to Travel Channel on Sunday, June 10 at 7 a.m. ET. The marathon will run for 12 hours, so hopefully everybody who wants to will be able to sit down and watch for at least a little bit. Our thoughts here at CinemaBlend are with Anthony Bourdain's friends, family, and loved ones in this difficult time.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

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