Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain is joining CNN as host of a new weekend program, the network announced Tuesday.
The show will launch on Sundays in primetime in early 2013 on CNN and CNN International with repeat airings on Saturday nights. It will be shot on location and will look at cultures around the world through their food, dining and travel rituals. As part of the deal, Bourdain will also provide commentary for other CNN programs and platforms.
In the announcement, the network said Bourdain's series "will mark a further step in broadening and distinguishing CNN's weekend programming from its traditional weekday news."
Zero Point Zero Productions, which produces Bourdain's other Travel Channel series The Layover and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, will also produce the CNN show.