CNN Renews Emmy-Winning Series THR
Fresh off its triumph in the Emmy Awards, a CNN show got more good news, with the cable news channel announcing it has been renewed. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" will be back for a third season.
The show gave CNN its first two Primetime Emmys earlier this month, winning for outstanding informational series and outstanding cinematography for a nonfiction series at the Creative Arts Emmys, the report notes. The channel has ordered an eight-episode third season, which is set to roll out in spring 2014.
In a statement, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said: “We had high expectations for this series when it launched back in April. Yet [Bourdain and Zero Point Zero Productions] keep raising the bar -- first with the spectacular series premiere in Myanmar, later in the season with the groundbreaking Libya episode and then at the start of season two with a sensitive and incredibly informative tour of Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank."
Season two premiered Sept. 15, delivering 240,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo, the piece notes.