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(New York Daily News)   Anthony Bourdain leaves Travel Channel for CNN where he will presumably investigate the food and culture of missing white girls   (nydailynews.com) divider line 114
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2012-05-30 10:03:00 AM  
Wait, what?.
 
2012-05-30 10:05:16 AM  
GTFO!
 
2012-05-30 10:15:58 AM  
that seems like a bad move, i'm $ure he ha$ hi$ rea$on$ though. besides, he's got a bit of a "because f*kc you that's why" approach to things so...
 
2012-05-30 10:16:29 AM  
Can't say I blame him. I'm surprised he stuck around this long after The Food Network bought Travel Channel.
 
2012-05-30 10:27:36 AM  
I'll be sad to see "No Reservations" go, but I have sort of felt like that show has sort of run its course. Bourdain is immensely talented, though, so it will be interesting to see his new show.
 
2012-05-30 10:39:50 AM  
Boo! No Res is a great show too! Hopefully they won't can the Layover too... :(
 
2012-05-30 11:21:08 AM  
The pinnacle of No Reservations was already reached when Bourdain and Josh Homme tripped out in that freaky UFO locating acoustic room. It can only go downhill from there.
 
2012-05-30 11:30:13 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: GTFO!


NO NO NO GTFI. Don't leave Anthony! Your episode about Chernobyl was some of the best tv there is!!

You never go shot for shot of vodka with someone from the Balkans.
 
2012-05-30 11:35:18 AM  
I can see that. Instead of just some random dude from whatever country he is in taking him around to get farked up on local booze we get a head of state to do it. Tonight on Anthony Bourdain on CNN Vladimir Putin takes me to some of his favorite gangster owned strip clubs and later I go to an absinthe bar with Former French President Sarkozy.
 
2012-05-30 11:42:51 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Your episode about Chernobyl was some of the best tv there is!!



Seconded.
 
2012-05-30 11:49:35 AM  
so long as he has Zamir as a special correspondent, I'm ok with this.

Zamir and Cooper, taking shots of wodka in a back alley nightclub in Chelsea would be great television
 
2012-05-30 12:05:18 PM  
Anthony Bourdain should have a show on HBO, or AMC, or F/X, not motherfarkin' CNN.
 
2012-05-30 12:21:06 PM  
What a douche
 
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2012-05-30 01:25:12 PM  
He left the Travel Channel to host a show that will "examine cultures from around the world through their food and dining and travel rituals."

From the No Reservations website: "Uncover different regions, cuisines and cultures with Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations."


Same show? I'm thinking yes. He definitely did this for the money, but who cares? It's still going to be good.
 
2012-05-30 01:52:03 PM  
The later seasons of No Reservations have been a bit tired...
Maybe this will be good.
 
2012-05-30 01:55:05 PM  
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2012-05-30 01:55:14 PM  
Never watched No Reservations. Any good?

Also, the sitcom they made out of his first book (Which I cannot for the life of me remember the name of.) was hilarious.
 
2012-05-30 01:55:19 PM  
No this is great, Tony was pretty good but this opens up a slot to have a similar show hosted by Zamir.
 
2012-05-30 01:57:34 PM  
I think he thought the show was called "No Ratings", so he went to the network where the shows met that criteria.
 
2012-05-30 01:57:44 PM  
The official announcements regarding the new show didn't say anything about him leaving NR or The Layover.

This article is the first I've heard of him departing the Travel Channel.
 
2012-05-30 01:58:34 PM  
this is terrible, Scripps networks can only make the travel channel worse now. Maybe they'll have travel channel run endless repeats of diners dives and whatever
 
2012-05-30 01:59:56 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Never watched No Reservations. Any good?

Also, the sitcom they made out of his first book (Which I cannot for the life of me remember the name of.) was hilarious.


No Reservations is usually very good TV. It's had a few duds, but you rarely leave it feeling like you wasted your time.
 
2012-05-30 02:01:14 PM  
who is this Anthony Bourdain guy?
 
2012-05-30 02:01:43 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Never watched No Reservations. Any good?

Also, the sitcom they made out of his first book (Which I cannot for the life of me remember the name of.) was hilarious.


Kitchen Confidential. Was a pretty decent sitcom, probably would have been suited better to a cable network
 
2012-05-30 02:01:54 PM  
Oddly enough, Bourdain will probably the hardest hitting journalist CNN has
 
2012-05-30 02:05:40 PM  
I loved "A Cook's Tour" when it came out years ago. I've still got video files of all of them, in fact (wonder why they never played reruns of those, anyway? They were great.) I've seen most (but not all) of No Reservations, as well. Pretty much anywhere he goes, it's going to be a similar show and worth watching.

And "OH NOES HE'S DOING IT FOR MONEY, DURR." Who gives a fark? Why does anyone switch jobs?

As long as he keeps hating on the likes of Rachael Ray, I'll follow him anywhere. It does seem strange for him to be on CNN, though.
 
2012-05-30 02:09:27 PM  
so more of Nari Key please !
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2012-05-30 02:10:31 PM  
make that Kye
preview is my friend
 
2012-05-30 02:12:11 PM  
Who will protect us from Paula Deen and Sandra Lee.
 
2012-05-30 02:14:36 PM  
Brilliant move on Bourdain's part. CNN's ratings are in the tank, they're desperate, and their solution seems to be to throw money at the problem.

Tony, I hope you're bleeding them dry.
 
2012-05-30 02:15:18 PM  
Now he has somewhere to broadcast his ignorant rants about social and political issues. CNN is the perfect place, all the uptight housewives with nothing to do will eat it up.
 
2012-05-30 02:18:03 PM  
a self-important asshole switching to another network that is already populated by other self-important assholes, for more money? no? say it ain't so!!
 
2012-05-30 02:19:25 PM  
so in other words he's going to be doing the same thing...stuffing his face with anything that moves
 
2012-05-30 02:22:33 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Never watched No Reservations. Any good?

Also, the sitcom they made out of his first book (Which I cannot for the life of me remember the name of.) was hilarious.


No Reservations is interesting. It's more culture than food (IMO). He does go to different places and partake in their traditional foods. But he usually interjects some snarky comment here and there about the place and wax poetic about the good life of having a good meal with friends, etc. If you want a show that shows more food, then I would watch Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. He also goes to different places and tries the local cuisine just without the snark and highbrow quips. Also it seems as though Anthony goes to eat at quite a few high priced places or places owned by his chef friends. So for common people like me, I would have a hard time getting into/affording those places. Andrew seems to hit the more affordable dining areas.
 
2012-05-30 02:22:55 PM  
His Sunday night CNN show
 
2012-05-30 02:24:12 PM  

loonatic112358: this is terrible, Scripps networks can only make the travel channel worse now. Maybe they'll have travel channel run endless repeats of diners dives and whatever


As much as i hate Bourdain, I must agree that Guy Fieri is worse. Unfortunately, my wife likes them both. At least she doesn't watch that Adam Richman douche any longer.
 
2012-05-30 02:24:21 PM  

Orgasmatron138: The official announcements regarding the new show didn't say anything about him leaving NR or The Layover.

This article is the first I've heard of him departing the Travel Channel.


This. And it makes me kinda sad, but at least I haven't been keeping up with NR so I have a stock of "new to me" episodes to watch.
 
2012-05-30 02:27:11 PM  

Oscar_Madisons_cleaning_lady: As much as i hate Bourdain, I must agree that Guy Fieri is worse. Unfortunately, my wife likes them both. At least she doesn't watch that Adam Richman douche any longer.


I'm not convinced Guy Fieri and Adam Richman aren't the same person.
 
2012-05-30 02:28:42 PM  
I do often wonder "what if..." Bourdain had written Kitchen Confidential maybe a decade sooner, or at least some way entered TV much younger in life. The guy was already well into middle-agedom and settle-downdom by the time he got his first TV gig and all, and even the "crazier" No Reservations episodes still pale into comparison what a younger, more daring Bourdain would be doing or trying in a similar situation.

On the other hand, a "younger" Bourdain doing No Reservations would probably have every episode end with him laying in a pool of his own vomit in a room with trannys and midgets, so perhaps the older, snarky yet fairly wise version of himself is the most palatable for television.
 
2012-05-30 02:29:45 PM  
I have the feeling that If I ever met Bourdain, I'd really want to like him but eventually would just want to punch him dead in the face.
 
2012-05-30 02:30:21 PM  

ScreamingHangover: Brilliant move on Bourdain's part. CNN's ratings are in the tank, they're desperate, and their solution seems to be to throw money at the problem.

Tony, I hope you're bleeding them dry.


It's a long shot, but maybe they could try distinguishing themselves by actually having news.
 
2012-05-30 02:33:29 PM  
Screw Bourdain, the real ews is CBS dropping the Jesse Stone movies!

That's goddamn retarded! Great acting, characters, and stories! Selleck captures the character better than virtually any book-to-movie I've seen.
 
2012-05-30 02:34:50 PM  
This has the potential of being a win win situation.

To all of Bourdain's old fans, let's be honest, he is not the same guy he was twelve years ago when A Cooks Tour aired. That's not a bad thing.

Some of his international shows have made truly enlightening, thought provoking tv (Beruit, Saudi Arabia, Nicaragua). Some of his recent tours through America, not so much.

A new challange may be what he needs and might give us a better show.
 
2012-05-30 02:37:07 PM  

dopeydwarf: The pinnacle of No Reservations was already reached when Bourdain and Josh Homme tripped out in that freaky UFO locating acoustic room. It can only go downhill from there.


Been to that place, it is a trip. That was the episode that got me into watching his show. Plus, I love Josh's music.
 
2012-05-30 02:38:17 PM  
200 days a year on the road is going to get old and if this fails he can just do another travel show again.
 
2012-05-30 02:40:44 PM  
jackiepaper: so long as he has Zamir as a special correspondent, I'm ok with this.

Why? So he can play that damn wooden-tube-flute music all the time?

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2012-05-30 02:40:52 PM  

FreeLawyer: This has the potential of being a win win situation.

To all of Bourdain's old fans, let's be honest, he is not the same guy he was twelve years ago when A Cooks Tour aired. That's not a bad thing.



Agreed. I really "miss" those A Cook's Tour days. Groundbreaking show, really. He WAS a bit of a different person then. Not incredibly so, though.
 
2012-05-30 02:42:02 PM  
It's probably about time. The show has run it's course.

/I actually watch those Jesse Stone movies
 
2012-05-30 02:43:08 PM  

Nabb1: I'll be sad to see "No Reservations" go, but I have sort of felt like that show has sort of run its course. Bourdain is immensely talented, though, so it will be interesting to see his new show.


Yep. Quit while you're on top (or at least when its obvious you're going to start repeating yourself). Alton Brown did the same thing. "Good Eats" was great... but shows like that and "No Reservations" have a shelf life. (No pun intended).
 
2012-05-30 02:43:30 PM  
After having met Bourdain Captain Beer, I felt punching him in the face would be appropriate. Bourdain has been very vocal about his lack of love for the stooges that run Scripps/FoodTV as well as some of their personalities (I wonder if his personal hell is a 3way with Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee). Given that NR seems to be going through the motions at this point Im not surprised he jumped ship. This way he can keep snarking on FoodTV and their faux chefs without offending his check writing overlords.
 
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