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[09/06/18 - 07:34 PM]
Final Episodes of Peabody & Emmy(R) Award Winning CNN Original Series "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" Premieres Sunday, September 23
The final seven-episode season begins with a tour of Kenya, featuring W. Kamau Bell in an extended episode.

[via press release from CNN]

Final Episodes of Peabody & Emmy(R) Award Winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Premieres Sunday, September 23 with trip to Kenya Featuring W. Kamau Bell in Extended Episode

Seven-Episode Season Also Includes Trips to Indonesia, Texas, Spain, and New York City's Lower East Side, Plus Two Specials

(Sept. 6, 2018) The Peabody and Emmy(R) Award winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will premiere its final episodes beginning on Sunday, September 23, with a tour of Kenya, featuring W. Kamau Bell (CNN's United Shades of America) in an extended episode.

Filming for season 12 of Parts Unknown had been in progress when Bourdain passed away on June 8, 2018. In addition to one episode that includes the host's narration (Kenya), there are four other location-based shows: Indonesia, West Texas, Spain and New York City's Lower East Side, plus two specials.

"We believed early on that Parts Unknown would be an exceptional series with an incomparable host and stellar production team. We are grateful to have collaborated with such an incredibly talented friend and colleague whose prolific body of work and extraordinary personality touched so many," said Amy Entelis, Executive Vice President, Talent and Content Development, CNN Worldwide.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with executive producers Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig, and Anthony Bourdain.

Season 12 of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will premiere new episodes on consecutive Sundays beginning with Kenya on September 23, through November 11, with a pre-emption on November 4 for pre-election coverage. Airdates for the remaining six episodes will be announced shortly.

Following are the locations and episode descriptions for the new season:

Kenya (season 12 premiere: September 23 - special extended episode 9pm-10:15pm ET) Bourdain introduces his fellow CNN Original Series host W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America) to the distinctive sights, tastes, and sounds of Kenya. It is Bell's first trip to the African continent, and to a country that holds a personal connection for him. In Nairobi, they talk to locals about the country's growth and economic challenges, as well as the continual fight for identity and self-definition of Kenyans. Bourdain and Bell also take a Matatu party bus ride, share a meal of goat's head soup and visit a boxing academy devoted to teaching young women, and promoting female empowerment. Leaving Nairobi the pair travel to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and visit with a Maasai community actively engaged in conservation. Through the eyes of Bourdain and Bell, and their first experiences with this highly dynamic deeply, soulful and beautiful country we ask, what will a future Kenya... for Kenyans... . by Kenyans... look like?

Asturias, Spain Bourdain travels to the enchanted region of Asturias, Spain with chef and humanitarian Jose Andres, as he makes a return to his homeland. The people of Asturias embody the rugged environment of the region with a hard working 'do it yourself' spirit. Bourdain and Andres hike to a remote village in the mountains for traditional fabada, ocean cliffs for gooseneck barnacles, and secret cheese caves in undisclosed locations. Bourdain also enjoys pitu de caleya with local musician Pablo Und Destruktion while he's served on the last worker's class movement. And in true Jose Andres form, he saves a special surprise for the end.

Indonesia A shadow puppet performance provides an entry into understanding Indonesia, a country comprised of thousands of islands whose people endured political turmoil, and one in which, Bourdain discovers, food is the great unifier. In this fourth largest country in the world, every area has it's own unique traditions. In Jakarta, Bourdain eats at a Padang Restaurant where nearly every menu item comes to the table; while in Bali he visits the beach, commenting on yoga before joining in a traditional Balinese Funeral ceremony.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Special #1 This episode explores how Anthony Bourdain's unique perspective and voice altered the world of food, travel and culture and in the process reinvented how audiences watched television and engaged intimately and actively with the world around them.

West Texas Bourdain travels to the untamed land of Big Bend, Texas near the Mexican border; an area that pits man against nature and in which the land usually wins. Bourdain shares meals with working cowboys who have made peace with the rough terrain, and meets with an anthropologist who decoded prehistoric landmark, the White Shaman wall painting.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Special #2 Bourdain's relationship with his crew, the team that traveled with him and slogged through the trenches, was like no other in his life. In this episode the people who made Parts Unknown select moments from their episodes and pull back the curtain, to talk about collaboration, creative freedom, moments when Bourdain had their back or called them out, the times when he was caught off guard or forgot the cameras were even there.

Lower East Side (special extended episode 9pm-10:15pm ET) Bourdain takes a personal journey through this formerly bohemian New York City neighborhood, as he meets, shares meals and reflects with music, film and art trailblazers including Richard Hell, Deborah Harry and Chris Stein, Lydia Lunch, Fab 5 Freddy, Danny Fields, Amos Poe, Jim Jarmusch, Kembra Pfahler, John Lurie, Clayton Patterson and Harley Flanagan, whose collective cultural impact in the 1970's and '80's has sustained through the decades.

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Archived material from past seasons of the series is available via Explore Parts Unknown, a partnership of CNN, Roads & Kingdoms, and Anthony Bourdain. This mobile-first, digital-exclusive destination reflects the style and editorial focus borne from the host's contagious passion for culture, food, travel, and adventure. Original stories, recipes, perfect-day destinations, hotel bar diaries, premium photography, engaging interactives, and digital-exclusive video are featured.

Viewers are encouraged to follow the show's Twitter account @partsunknownCNN (twitter.com/PartsUnknownCNN) and the CNN Parts Unknown Facebook page (facebook.com/PartsUnknownCNN).

Each episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will be available On Demand the day after the broadcast premiere on cable VOD, CNN mobile app, and on CNNgo via Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, Samsung TV, Android TV and desktop at www.cnn.com/go.

About ZPZ

Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. is a television, film and digital media company founded in 2003 by Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, with partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini joining in 2009. Since its inception, the company has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 100 countries around the world, including the critically acclaimed, Emmy & Peabody Award winning series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); the Emmy Award winning The Mind of a Chef (PBS), the Emmy nominated The Hunt with John Walsh (HLN), and recently Sex & Love Around the World with Christiane Amanpour (CNN).

About CNN Original Series

The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Lizzie Fox, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.





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