Actress, producer, director and activist Eva Longoria, best known as Gabrielle Solis in Desperate HousewivesShe will be seen in a new role.
Longoria will serve as a virtual “food tour guide” on the new CNN original series, Eva Longoria: In Search of Mexico. The six-episode series premieres Sunday, March 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
As the show’s host and executive producer, Longoria will explore the culinary riches of the Yucatan, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Nuevo Leon, Jalisco and Vera Cruz. The series promises travelers and foodies a glimpse of Mexico’s diverse and vibrant gastronomy, culture and landscape. Born and raised in South Texas, Longoria has a Mexican-American heritage.
“I’m so excited for viewers to tune in and see firsthand what I love so much about Mexico — the food, the people, the cultures,” Longoria said in a CNN press release announcing the show. “The journey has allowed me to further appreciate and fall in love with my roots, and I am so honored that CNN has entrusted me with this unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
I explore Mexico to see how the people, their lands and their past have shaped the culinary traditions of the 32 states,” Longoria explains in the show’s recently released trailer.
Stanley Tucci: In Search of Italy (2021-2022) won the hearts of Italophiles and foodies as the talented heartthrob carved a new niche in the food/travel series. It served as a prototype for staging the culinary treasures of a single country.
The show, a hugely successful “fan favorite” during the pandemic, was canceled after just two seasons when CNN scaled back original programming to cut costs. However, Tucci will be collaborating with Longoria and the network on this new spin-off, serving as executive producer along with RAW Media Network.
With the start of Search for MexicoCNN caters to the insatiable appetites of travel- and food-centric viewers, always interested in exploring the culinary culture of different parts of the world.
Please note that while the series premieres on Sunday, March 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, it will air regularly on CNN on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch the trailer for the series: