bourdain-parts-unknown-cancelled-renewed-cnn-season-threeRight in the middle of the controversy surrounding the cancellation of the documentary about Hilary Clinton, CNN is renewing Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown for a third season in what was expected, but perhaps brought to the press earlier that was intended.

The eight-episode season of the popular weekend lifestyle series, hosted by the world-renowned chef, television personality, and best-selling author, includes trips to Brazil, Las Vegas, and an African safari.
“We had high expectations for this series when it launched back in April, thanks to Tony and Zero Point Zero Production’s proven track record of success,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. “Yet they keep raising the bar – first with the spectacular series premiere in Myanmar, later in the season with the groundbreaking Libya episode, and then at the start of season two with a sensitive and incredibly informative tour of Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. ‘Parts Unknown’ is a consistent ratings and critical success and we are so proud to be in partnership with Tony and ZPZ.”

Bourdain will be back for more and that is always good news. What do you think? Are you happy Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown got renewed? Let me know in the comments section. Follow me on Twitter for more scoop or check the complete and updatable lists of renewed shows of 2013 and cancelled shows of 2013.