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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is an ongoing American travel and food show on the Travel Channel; it also airs on the Discovery Travel & Living channel around the world. Host Anthony Bourdain visits overseas countries, cities worldwide, and places within the U.S.marker, where hosts treat him to local culture and cuisine. The series premiered in 2005 on the Travel Channel. The format and content of the show is similar to Bourdain's 2001–2002 Food Network series, A Cook's Tour.

The special episode Anthony Bourdain in Beirut that aired between Seasons 2 and 3 was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming in 2007. In 2009 the series won the Emmy for "Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming".


Season 1

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Season 2

Three special episodes were aired in 2006, one before the season, and two after.

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Season 3

Season 3 was aired in two parts: six episodes in the winter of 2007, and nine in the summer/autumn of 2007. Two special episodes were also aired in 2007, book-ending the regular episodes.

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Season 4

As with Season 3, Season 4 was aired in two parts: nine episodes in the winter of 2008, and ten in the summer of 2008. Various sources have referred to the summer episodes as Season 5, but in a post on his blog regarding the September 1, 2008 episode, Bourdain refers to it as the final episode of Season 4. [216214] One special episode followed the regular 2008 episodes.

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Season 5

Season 5 is another split season, with 10 episodes aired in the winter of 2009, and 10 episodes to follow in the summer.

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Future episodes/specials

Posts on Bourdain's blog have mentioned filming or planning upcoming episodes/specials covering Papua New Guineamarker, Ethiopiamarker, Provence, Beirutmarker, Brittany, Praguemarker, Central Highlands of Vietnammarker, Iranmarker, Romemarker, Ecuadormarker, Cubamarker, Kerala, Indiamarker, Chinamarker, Mainemarker, Guyanamarker, Turkeymarker, and The Congomarker. [216215] [216216] [216217] [216218][216219]

Notable guests

  • On the Season 3 New York Citymarker episode, Andrew Zimmern appeared in one segment. Bourdain appeared as a guest on the New York City episode of Zimmern's Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, which aired the same day. The two shows were edited such that one show led nearly seamlessly into the other.

  • Bourdain's wife Ottavia Busia, who is a native of Sardinia, Italy, appeared anonymously on the Season 3 Tuscany episode, as one of the disgruntled diners eating the food he prepares. She is also featured prominently in the Season 5 episode when the Bourdains visit Sardinia.

  • In the Berlin episode (Season 4) he has lunch with German politician Gregor Gysi.

  • In the Sicilian episode Bourdain meets Sicily's President.

  • Bourdain's brother Chris was his companion on the Season 4 Uruguaymarker episode.

  • In the Puerto Rico episode he has lunch with boxer Miguel Cotto.


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