Travel Channel Has Reservations For New Bourdain Series
Travel Channel is beginning another journey with Anthony Bourdain, green-lighting production of his new original series, The Layover.
The network has ordered 10, one-hour episodes from Zero Point Zero, which produced the seventh season of Bourdain's No Reservations, which garnered four 2011 Emmy nominations for Travel Channel.
The new show is scheduled to bow during the fourth quarter.
In this new original series, Bourdain, with only 24-48 hours in each city, is pressed to show viewers the essential "must see" places, people and foods. Bourdain will travel throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe revealing insider tips that only the most seasoned traveler would know.
"This is a chance to show viewers the secrets of Tony's traveling routine: cracking open the essence of each city, getting right to the marrow of every experience, and making the most out of every moment. These shows are not only about finding the best of every city, but they're filled with amazing tips and tricks for where to go, where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around -- as only Tony can share them and ZPZ can get them on tape!," Fred Graver, senior vice president, programming and development, Travel Channel, said in a statement. "This series will inspire the occasional traveler and surprise even the most seasoned traveler."
"The Layover will give viewers a hyper-caffeinated, utilitarian take on the Bourdain travel experience," noted Lydia Tenaglia of Zero Point Zero. "It's Tony going straight at a city and showing what he thinks can and should be accomplished in a limited amount of time -- brace yourself."
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