As the world mourns the loss of food icon Anthony Bourdain, fans of the author/TV star will get at least two more chances to see new episodes of his award-winning show Parts Unknown this summer. Today, CNN’s Brian Stelter — the journalist who originally reported the news of Bourdain’s death last week — announces that the network will indeed air the remaining installments of Season 11 during their regularly scheduled 9 p.m. Sunday slots. This week‘s episode will be preceded by the “Remembering Anthony Bourdain” tribute that ran last weekend after the Berlin-themed show.
Some news about Anthony Bourdain's show: CNN confirms that the final two episodes of this season's "Parts Unknown" will air as scheduled. This Sunday and next, 9pm. The "Remembering Anthony Bourdain" tribute will air this Sunday at 8.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 13, 2018
According to notes released at the beginning of the season, the June 17 episode will chronicle Bourdain’s trip to Cajun Louisiana, where he participated in the day-long Courir de Mardi Gras celebration. The episode will feature a crawfish boil, Zydeco music, and visits to the restaurants Laura’s 2 in Lafayette and Billy’s in Opelousas. A preview of Bourdain’s narration from this episodes is now up on Explore Parts Unknown, along with essays and guides to Southern Louisiana. And here are a few teasers for that episode:
The final episode of Season 11, slated to air on June 24, will cover Bourdain’s trip to Bhutan with Mother! filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. Per CNN’s notes on this episode, the duo broke bread with yak herders, sampled traditional Bhutanese fare in the capitol city of Thimphu, and attended an archery competition in Bumthan.
CNN has not yet commented on the fate of Season 12 of Parts Unknown, which Bourdain was filming when the author/TV star took his own life in France last week.
In other Bourdain-related TV news, yesterday, Netflix announced that it struck a deal to keep seasons one through eight of Parts Unknown in its library for “months to come.” And online network Pluto TV sends word that it‘s running a 24/7 marathon of the Kitchen Confidential author’s TV shows this week on channel 620.