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Netflix agrees to continue streaming Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown”

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2018 — Fans saddened over the loss of Anthony Bourdain convinced Netflix to continue streaming his series “Parts Unknown.” The series was scheduled to end its run on Netflix this month. Bourdain committed suicide last week while working on a future episode for his CNN series.

Fans even took to Change.org and created a petition to keep the show available for streaming. More than 6,000 fans signed that petition. Tanner Palin launched the petition writing “Bourdain lived life like he treated so many of the dishes he consumed. By gnawing it to the bone. So many of us could learn to live just a little more like that,” “Netflix, this show isn’t just entertaining. It is heartwarming, it is honest and it benefits humankind. Please keep it on the air.”

Netflix had a strong financial incentive to continue streaming the series. Why end the series run, while viewership continued to increase. Netflix released a statement saying “As of today, we’ve extended our agreement that will keep Parts Unknown on the service for months to come.”

The first eight seasons of “Parts Unknown” are currently streaming on the platform. CNN is continuing to air episodes of “Parts Unknown” season eleven. The latest episode takes place in Berlin. The last two episodes take place in Bhutan and will air the next two weeks.

The series has received multiple awards including Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series Or Special and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host. Former President Barack Obama sent out a tweet sharing memories of the popular tv star.

CNN will re-air “Remembering Anthony Bourdain,” as a tribute to the popular tv personality on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.  Bourdain was a man who convinced people to step out of their comfort zones and visit places and try foods that they normally would not eat or visit. Bourdain traveled to these locations to meet the people he stumbled upon on his journey.

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