Zero Point Zero, the producer of the Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, is behind a new Bourdain project, The Layover, which sends the celebrity chef across the globe to find the best hidden treasures on a fixed time limit.
The 10-episode, one-hour series sees Bourdain travel throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. With only 24 to 48 hours per city, the host is pressed for time to show viewers the “must see” places, people and foods. The show follows Bourdain as he goes beyond the tourist traps to uncover something new.
Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Anthony Bourdain will serve as executive producers for Zero Point Zero, and Stone Roberts will serve as the executive producer for the Travel Channel. The Layover is slated to premiere in fourth quarter 2011.
“This is a chance to show viewers the secrets of Tony’s traveling routine: cracking open the essence of each city, getting right to the marrow of every experience, and making the most out of every moment,” said Fred Graver, SVP, programming & development, Travel Channel.
“The Layover will give viewers a hyper-caffeinated, utilitarian take on the Bourdain travel experience,” added Zero Point Zero’s Lydia Tenaglia. “It’s Tony going straight at a city and showing what he thinks can and should be accomplished in a limited amount of time – brace yourself.”