The Getaway (TV series)

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The Getaway
The Getaway logo.jpg
Genre Travel documentary
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 19
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Zero Point Zero Production
Release
Original network Esquire Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25) – present
External links
Website

The Getaway is an American travel documentary television series that airs on the Esquire Network, which premiered on September 25, 2013. The Getaway is executive produced by Anthony Bourdain and features a ten episode first season.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

The Getaway features travel-loving celebrities, exploring and showcasing their favorite vacation spots.[2] The season premiere featured The Soup host Joel McHale in Belfast, United Kingdom. Other episodes have actor/comedian Aziz Ansari in Hong Kong; actress/comedian Aisha Tyler in Paris, France; rapper Eve in Kingston, Jamaica; and acclaimed chef José Andrés in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[3][4]

Broadcast[edit]

It was set to premiere April 24, 2013,[5] on but was pushed to September 25, 2013,[6] the same week the network re-branding took place in order for Esquire Network to have a broader range of original programs aside from this series and Knife Fight.[7] Season 2 premiered on October 15, 2014.[8]

Internationally, the series premiered in Australia on January 9, 2015 on Nat Geo People.[9]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 10 September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25) November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27)
2 9 October 15, 2014 (2014-10-15) December 10, 2014 (2014-12-10)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Joel McHale in Belfast" September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25)
Joel McHale acts like a local in Belfast, United Kingdom, where he samples a variety of local whiskeys, tries on a tweed wardrobe, takes on a game of golf at one of the greenest golf courses in the world and takes a drive in the DeLorean.
2 "Aziz Ansari in Hong Kong"[10] October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02)
Aziz Ansari touches down in Hong Kong for full days of eating, drinking and gambling with an array of colorful local personalities.
3 "Aisha Tyler in Paris"[11] October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09)
Aisha Tyler indulges in one of her favorite cities in the world, Paris, revisiting its classic offerings and exploring what's new in the old City of Light.
4 "Josh Gad in New York City" October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16)
Josh Gad returns to the place that put him on the map, New York City, for an insider tour of the town he fell in love with during his run on The Book of Mormon.
5 "José Andrés in Puerto Rico" October 23, 2013 (2013-10-23)
Acclaimed chef José Andrés escapes to Puerto Rico to eat, drink and dance his way through San Juan.
6 "Ryan Kwanten in Los Angeles" October 30, 2013 (2013-10-30)
When True Blood's Ryan Kwanten isn't on set, he makes Los Angeles his playground. Get an insider tour of the active days and decadent nights that make the City of Angels one of his favorite places on earth.
7 "Rashida Jones in London" November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06)
Actress Rashida Jones revisits one of her favorite places in the world, London, eating and drinking her way through the city with old friends like Chris O'Dowd and Will McCormack.
8 "Paul Feig in Boston" November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13)
After using Boston as the backdrop for his latest hit film, “The Heat,” Director Paul Feig feels compelled to return to the city for a three-day getaway filled with delicious food, quirky adventures, high-end shopping and a tremendous amount of Boston pride.
9 "Eve In Kingston" November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20)
Rapper Eve eats, drinks and performs her way through Kingston, Jamaica.
10 "Seth & Josh Meyers Get a Drinking Lesson in Amsterdam" November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27)
Season 1 concludes with brothers Seth and Josh Meyers visiting Amsterdam and indulging in fried food from a vending machine.

Season 2[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "David Koechner In Dublin" October 15, 2014 (2014-10-15)
Dave Koechner visits Dublin to celebrate Irish classics like tweed, whiskey, dancing and an old sport called Hurling.
2 "Adam Pally In Vegas" October 22, 2014 (2014-10-22)
Adam Pally and his comedian friends, John Gemberling, Jon Grabus, Doug Mand and Ben Stricof, spend the weekend gambling, eating, partying and indoor skydiving in Las Vegas.
3 "Chrissy Teigen In Bangkok" October 29, 2014 (2014-10-29)
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen gets in the ring for a few rounds of Muay Thai, eats at the number-one restaurant in Asia, and risks her life on a Tuk Tuk on her Getaway to Bangkok.
4 "Jack McBrayer In Hawaii" November 5, 2014 (2014-11-05)
Jack McBrayer heads to Oahu to reconnect with old friends, learn the ukulele, and test his hips with some impromptu hula lessons.
5 "Kyle MacLachlan In Napa Valley" November 12, 2014 (2014-11-12)
Actor Kyle Maclachlan wines and dines his way through Napa Valley, stopping for oysters, steak, charcuterie, and plenty of wine. After that, he tries a couple less-common Napa activities: racecar driving and zip lining.
6 "Zachary Levi In New Orleans" November 19, 2014 (2014-11-19)
Zachary Levi visits his favorite city, New Orleans, to enjoy the music with the world famous Preservation hall Jazz Band, the city’s growing foodie scene, a canoe trip through the swamps and, of course, the beignets at Café du Monde.
7 "Yasiin Bey In Morocco" November 26, 2014 (2014-11-26)
Yasiin Bey, best known as hip-hop artist Mos Def, finds inspiration in Marrakesh, Morocco, from the Jemaa el Fna night market to the traditional music and food of the ancient city.
8 "Jenny Slate In Barcelona" December 3, 2014 (2014-12-03)
Jenny Slate and Chef Samuel Cots shop at Barcelona's Santa Caterina Market for fresh seafood, cured meats and Spain's famous cheese.
9 "Nat Faxon & Jim Rash In Tokyo" December 10, 2014 (2014-12-10)
Actor/writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash cross Tokyo, Japan off their travel bucket list for The Getaway, where they visit an underground ping pong bar, learn karate and visit the hot springs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bierly, Mandi (March 27, 2013). "'The Getaway' vacations with Joel McHale, Aziz Ansari, Aisha Tyler and more". Entertainment Weekly. 
  2. ^ Rawden, Jessica (July 5, 2013). "The Getaway Gets A Full Celebrity Lineup Including Joel McHale, Aziz Anzari And More". TV Blend. 
  3. ^ "Joel McHale & More Set for Esquire Network's The Getaway". Wisdom Digital Media. April 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Matheson, Whitney (July 22, 2013). "'The Getaway': Series takes celebs around the world". USA Today. 
  5. ^ "From Executive Producers Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero Production, World Premiere Series "The Getaway" Kicks Off Tuesday, April 23 on Esquire Network". The Futon Critic (Press release). March 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Take a Trip Around the Globe with Joel McHale, Aziz Ansari, Josh Gad, Seth Meyers, Rashida Jones and More When "The Getaway" Premieres September 25". The Futon Critic (Press release). September 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ Rose, Lacey (April 15, 2013). "Esquire Network Pushes Back Launch to Summer". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Purcell, Charles (2 January 2015). "NEW on JAN 4: 40+ new shows including Tiny House Australia, Project Runway and live sport". The Green Room. Archived from the original on 3 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Getaway: Aziz Ansari in Hong Kong ". Zap2it. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ "GETAWAY, THE on ESQUIRE". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 

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