The Travel Channel is punching another ticket for Anthony Bourdain.
The “No Reservations” host/author/chef/sometime “Treme” writer will host and executive produce a new series called “The Layover,” which is set to premiere in the fall. It’s sort of the anti-“No Reservations,” with Bourdain spending no more than 48 hours in a city and searching out the best experiences he can in that time.
“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,” says Fred Graver, Travel Channel’s head of programming. “These shows are not only about finding the best of every city, but they’re filled with amazing tips and tricks for where to go, where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around — as only Tony can share them.”
Bourdain and fellow “No Reservations” exec producers Lydia Tenaglia and Chris Collins will also executive produce “The Layover.”
“No Reservations,” meanwhile, continues its seventh season Monday (Aug. 1) as he visits the famed Spanish restaurant El Bulli, which is about to close. Bourdain wrote on his blog last week that the show is scheduled to resume filming in September.