Anthony Bourdain announces new CNN show, Parts Unknown


A teaser clip from Anothony Bourdain’s new show for CNN, Parts Unkown, was released this afternoon. Details are scarce, but Bourdain’s mood and attitude are in full focus for the clip, in which he opines about the virtues of “sharing a pipe with a shaman” over “all inclusive” travel packages. 

After eight seasons of No Reservations, Bourdain’s relationship with the Travel Channel has apparently soured, as he explained in detail on his blog yesterday. “I CAN do something when my name and image (such as they are) are used to sell a product without my consent and in violation of prior specific and well crafted legal agreements. And I intend to,” he wrote, seeming to suggest that he’s pursuing legal action action against the channel. Hopefully, things will go better with CNN.

In case you’re wondering, that gorgeous cliff and lake featured in the teaser isn’t exactly in some off-the-grid jungle locale. It’s the Bellwood Quarry, located right here in Atlanta. It is, in fact, 3.5 miles from the CNN Center in Downtown. We assume that Bourdain will travel in somewhat deeper territory for the show.