Back in May at the Scripps upfronts, the Travel Channel announced a new series with raconteur/self-admitted sellout Anthony Bourdain called 24-Hour Layovers. The show will have Bourdain spend "a day exploring a city while waiting to take off on his next trip."
After a little needling, Bourdain finally coughed up some info on his tumblog. "We are well aware that many of the meals and experiences on No Reservations are, frankly, impossible to duplicate," he wrote. "Unlike No Rez, you will actually be able to do the stuff covered on the show." He also promised that the new show would be "faster, more democratic and more caffeinated than No Rez. But just as obnoxious."
So what's in store for the "ghetto" (kidding) version of No Reservations? A New York City edition of 24-Hour Layovers is likely in the works: A couple of days ago Bourdain was running around NYC filming segments at chef and friend of Eater Eddie Huang's restaurant BaoHaus and at the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.
No Reservations production company Zero Point Zero is apparently making the show; 24-Hour Layovers has the potential to be very, very good. And make your favorite places even harder to get into.
· Upfront Friday: Lifestyle Networks Continue Expanding Original Content [Comcast via FitR]
· The Layover [Bourdain Tumblogorama]
· All Anthony Bourdain Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All 24-Hour Layover Coverage on Eater [-E-]