'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' Gets Second Season From CNN
Anthony Bourdain will be traveling to more far-flung locations for CNN.
The news network has given a second season to the celebrity chef's series "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said Wednesday.
The new season, consisting of eight episodes, will premiere Sept. 15.
The maiden season of "Parts Unknown," which premiered April 14, has seen Bourdain visiting Myanmar, Los Angeles' Koreatown and Colombia. The second season will feature Bourdain exploring the food, history and culture of Spain, New Mexico, Israel, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo and India.
Zucker said "Parts Unknown" has resonated with viewers in a profound way.
"In addition to its runaway ratings success, it is also quite the conversation starter, as anyone who follows social media can attest," Zucker added.
Since its premiere, "Parts Unknown" has averaged 389,000 viewers in CNN's key 25-54 demographic, a year-to-year boost of 440 percent in the Sundays at 9 p.m. timeslot. The series has also averaged 872,000 total viewers, a 122 percent boost over the same period last year in the timeslot.