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Endemol acquires Bourdain, Spurlock CNN series

Endemol has acquired the international television distribution rights for CNN's Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (pictured) and the Morgan Spurlock-hosted Inside Man.
February 5, 2014

Producer/distributor Endemol has acquired the international distribution rights to U.S. cable network CNN’s factual titles Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and the Morgan Spurlock-hosted Inside Man.

Produced by Zero Point Zero, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (16 x one-hour) follows the popular globetrotting chef and author (pictured) as he explores cultures and dining traditions in the United States and abroad. The series has been a hit for CNN in the United States, where it is ranked as the number one regularly scheduled cable news series, according to the network.

Endemol has acquired seasons one and two. A third, eight-episode season is in production.

Hosted by Oscar-nominated Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock, Inside Man is produced by Warrior Poets and gives viewers a glimpse into diverse segments of American life by tackling topics such as the elder care industry, union workers, gun owners and bankruptcy. Endemol has picked up the first season (eight x one-hour). A second season is in production.

Endemol also distributes the CNN series Crimes of the Century.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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