Joel McHale & More Set for Esquire Network's THE GETAWAY, Premiering Tonight
Anyone can be a tourist, but experiencing a city like a local takes a great guide. From executive producers Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero Production comes THE GETAWAY, a new original series that explores the world's greatest cities through the eyes of a revolving cast of travel-loving celebrities who know them inside and out. THE GETAWAY makes its world premiere on the Esquire Network tonight, April 23 from 10-11p e/p.
Each hour-long episode of the 10-part series THE GETAWAY follows a celeb to their favorite place on earth, where they provide the inside track on the best things to do, food to eat, and places to hang out. They'll hit the streets and enjoy the life of a local, doing what they do, eating what they eat, and going where they go.
For the April 23 premiere episode, Joel McHale (The Soup, Community) hits the historic cobblestone trading lanes of Belfast, Northern Ireland as he samples the local whiskey, tries a tweed wardrobe on for size, and checks out the wheels of a true Irish automobile export, the DeLorean. Additional episodes head to Hong Kong with AZIZ ANSARI (Parks and Recreation); Paris, France with Aisha Tyler (Archer); Kingston, Jamaica with Grammy Award-winning performer-songwriter Eve; and San Juan, Puerto Rico with acclaimed chef José Andrés.
THE GETAWAY's digital experience will take the trip even further, letting fans of the show tag along on the journey from start to finish. On the web, EsquireTV.com will offer highlights and episode recaps in addition to "Quick Stop" vignettes that feature a single, can't miss experience from each week's featured city - and bonus web-exclusive locations not featured in each week's episodes. On social, episode hosts will conduct select live events via Twitter, and personal photo journals and behind-the-scenes video will also help recap the adventure.
For additional information on THE GETAWAY, visit http://EsquireTV.com/TheGetaway, follow @TheGetawayESQ on Twitter, and "like" on Facebook at http://facebook.com/TheGetawayESQ.
THE GETAWAY is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with Anthony Bourdain, Lydia Tenaglia, Chris Collins, Alexandra Lowry and Craig Shepherd serving as executive producers. Matt Hanna, Laura Civiello, Darren Wadyko and Jennifer Nelson are executives for Esquire Network.
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The modern man will be televised. Championing intelligence, wit and style, Esquire Network brings the iconic men's brand to television as the definitive network for the modern, multi-faceted man. A strategic partnership between NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines, the network's programming explores and celebrates the interests, passions and aspirations of men today: gaming and gear, food and drink, fashion and style, women and relationships, travel and adventure, celebrity and entertainment, health and recreation, politics, talk and more. Formerly known as G4, Esquire Network will rebrand in April 2013 in 62 million households nationwide, as well as online, mobile, On Demand and other platforms. Esquire Network is a unit of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.