CNN’s Anthony Bourdain is the toast of the world. We learned that his show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which has only aired three times thus far, won a 2nd season renewal. Hats off to you, fella.
The show’s intent is to allow viewers a trip to exotic locations, analyzed through Bourdain’s unique perspectives, without ever having to leave their living rooms. Bourdain is a chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning TV host. Not a bad travel buddy to have. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown airs Sundays at 9 PM on CNN.
The series’ freshman season began on April 14 and will run until June 9. Season 2 is in the works now, with an anticipated debut coming on September 15th, reported Deadline.
The first three episodes of season one have transported viewers to “Myanmar,” “Los Angeles,” and “Colombia,” and will visit many more locales such as “Canada,” “Peru,” and the “Congo” before its through.
If you’re a fan, you’ll be excited to know that trips to Spain, New Mexico, Israel, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo and India are scheduled for the freshly green lit 2nd season.
“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 2, and I can assure you that audiences will love what is coming up on the show,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in a statement.
747,000 total viewers and 282,000 viewers in the key 25 to 54 age demographic tuned in when the show debuted last month. CNN is obviously excited over these numbers, which reveal a 120% increase in the demographic and a 62% rise in total viewership when compared with the same time slot just one year prior.
In the last episode, which journeyed to South America, Tony ventured into the mountains of Colombia, traced down the country’s Caribbean coast and even delved into the “coca leaf growing inlands formerly controlled by drug cartels”. Now that would have to be interesting.