CNN announced this morning that it is renewing the six-part original series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy for a second season in 2022.
The decision to renew isn’t a huge surprise. Ratings have been good for the series so far. In fact, the second original episode, which aired this past Sunday, Feb. 21, drew 1.64 million total live-plus-same-day viewers, making it the No. 1 cable news show on Sunday, both in total viewers and also among adults 25-54 (385,000).
And many more are watching the show on delay and streaming.
Next season, Tucci will explore the culinary delights and cultures of several new regions throughout Italy.
Executive producers for Searching for Italy are Adam Hawkins, Eve Kay, and Stanley Tucci for RAW, Amy Entelis and Lyle Gamm for CNN Original Series.
Lots of positive reactions to the news:
Really a great show. Sort of Anthony Boudain-esque with Tucci’s own spin.
— R. Stephen Browning (@BrowningStephen) February 24, 2021
I’ve never had a travel show bring a tear to my eye and yet Stanley has managed to do so.
— DJP (@oldpappy59) February 24, 2021
— Dr. Linda Tribuzio (@DrLindaTribuzio) February 24, 2021
YES! This show rules!
(And not just because this Italian wants a cameo…) https://t.co/9LpWhOQ5Uz
— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) February 24, 2021
Very happy about this. 🍝 https://t.co/spguhWbtJL
— Anthony Dominic (@alloveranthony) February 24, 2021
— Olivia Petersen (@LivPetersen) February 24, 2021
— Mark McDevitt (@MarkTMcDevitt) February 24, 2021
It’s Bourdain light. And there is nothing wrong with that. It’s a formula that works https://t.co/cIBMXZABLs
— Rick Seara (@rssports2) February 24, 2021
That’s incredible. Love the show.
— Jason (@jdaleo79) February 24, 2021
Stanley Tucci steals every scene in every movie, so this should be no surprise.
— Rum, buggery and the lash and we’re all out of rum (@cheapoldbstd) February 24, 2021
Love the show! It always makes me hungry though🤣
— Patty (@por579) February 24, 2021
I watched one this weekend and loved it! My kind of tv – positive, entertaining, food-related 😏
— Well…Actually (@cariebh) February 24, 2021
That is my Sunday night indulgence I love Stanley tucci and I love his shows on the food and the people of Italy
— Louise Litzenberg (@BombayLace) February 24, 2021
definitely a breath of fresh air in their programming
— Marianne Hanley (@crazyforscones) February 24, 2021
Yay! I love the show. https://t.co/stYHOFgRxY
— KRE (@EEITME2) February 24, 2021
Watching this show gives perfect pleasure: the right mix of warmth, local flavors, respect for history, and Stanley’s easy banter. It’s great!
— Donna Hildebrand (@HildeDonnaK) February 24, 2021