Travel Channel renews Zimmern's 'Bizarre Foods America' for fifth season


Even though the fourth season of Andrew Zimmern's "Bizzare Foods America" is barely underway, the Travel Channel is wasting no time in locking up the Minnesota-based celebrity chef and TV host for another.

Deadline Hollywood reports that the show has been renewed by the Travel Channel for a fifth season. Season four premiered July 1.

The renewal comes a couple months after the show earned Zimmern a prestigious James Beard Award for Outstanding Personality/Host.

Zimmern and co-producer Colleen Needles Steward were also nominated for the Best On-Location TV Program Award by the James Beard Foundation.

The honor, however, went to Anthony Bourdain’s “The Mind of a Chef.”

“Bizarre Foods America” is produced by Needles Steward's Tremendous! Entertainment, which has offices in Eden Prairie and North Hollywood, Calif.

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