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, E01 (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2016)
Anthony motorbikes through the capital of Vietnam and joins President Barack Obama for a dish of Bun Cha.
S08, E03 (First Aired: Oct. 16, 2016)
Anthony introduces his friend, Michelin star chef Eric Ripert, to China and Sichuan province by by feeding him the most mouth-scorching meals, like peppercorn fish.