Genre: Reality, Travel, Cooking
Premise: Anthony Bourdain had no reservations about a move to CNN. Shortly after concluding an eight-season stint at the helm of his popular Travel Channel series, the equally popular Emmy-winning host came to the news network searching for ``Parts Unknown.'' In the hourlong weekend series -- similar in premise to Travel's ``No Reservations'' -- Bourdain explores the world to, he says, ``eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice ... they open up to you in ways that somebody visiting who is driven by a story may not get.'' Enticed by the opportunity to experience cultures rarely visited by American TV, such as in the Congo, Libya and Myanmar, the chef and best-selling author also takes viewers to Colombia, Peru, Morocco and, closer to home, Koreatown in Los Angeles.
S08, E09 (First Aired: Dec. 4, 2016)
Led by his cinematic tour guides, actress Asia Argento, screenwriter/director Abel Ferrara, and larger than life Romans, Anthony experiences Rome; Friends Corner trattoria in Lido di Ostia; Trattoria Morgana; trip to E.U.R. zone built by Mussolini.
S02, E05 (First Aired: Oct. 13, 2013)
Anthony explores the Sicilian way of life, which values savoring family, life, and food, from the Villa Monaci on the outskirts of Catania.