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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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