Eva Longoria Joins CNN+ as Host of Mexican Food and Travel Series


Actress Eva Longoria comes to CNN Worldwide with a new iteration of the popular CNN original series Stanley Tucci: In Search of Italy — with Eva Longoria: In Search of Mexico. The six-part travel and food series for CNN+ will debut on the streaming service in 2022.

This program will follow Longoria as she travels through Mexico discovering one of the world’s most popular cuisines. From harvesting blue agave for tequila to slow cooking traditional mole sauce in Oaxaca, Longoria will travel through the diverse regions of Mexico to reveal their unique and colorful cuisines.

“Partnering with CNN for a culinary expedition through Mexico is a dream come true. I’m so proud of my Mexican-American roots and can’t wait to introduce the world to Mexico’s hidden gems through Searching for Mexico. “I’m a huge fan of Stanley’s journey through Italy, he set the bar high and I can’t wait for everyone to fall in love with the magic of Mexico,” Longoria said in a statement.

Head of CNN Original Series and Vice President of Talent and Content Development Amy Entelis added: “Eva’s passion for Mexico, its culture and its cuisine is a natural continuation of Stanley’s journey through Italy. We’re thrilled to have her making her journey on CNN+.

The Search for Mexico will air exclusively on CNN+ and is the first major announcement for the original series on the upcoming streaming service. CNN+ announced on Monday that the former Fox News anchor Chris Wallace gets its own daily news program on the service. Former MSNBC anchor / NBC News correspondent Kasie Hunt gets his own daily political show, while NYU professor and media personality Scott Galloway will host a business and technology show on the streamer.

Speaking of Searching for Italy, the second season of the award-winning series hosted by Stanley Tucci is set to premiere on CNN in the spring of 2022.


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