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The Reluctant Traveler
GenreTravel documentary
Comedy
Presented byEugene Levy
ComposerDavid Schweitzer
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes15
Production
Executive producersEugene Levy
David Brindley
Sara Evans (Season 1)
Nic Patten (Season 2)
Sara Brailsford (Season 2)
Running time33–38 minutes
Production companyTwofour
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
Release24 February 2023 (2023-02-24) –
present

The Reluctant Traveler is a British travel documentary comedy television series on Apple TV+. The series follows Canadian actor Eugene Levy, who travels to remarkable hotels around the world and explores the places and cultures surrounding them. Season 1 premiered on 24 February 2023, and season 2 premiered on 8 March 2024.[1]

Premise

The first season sees Eugene Levy visits locations in Costa Rica, Finland, Italy, Japan, Maldives, Portugal, South Africa and the United States. The second season takes him on a European trip from top to bottom.

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
27March 8, 2024 (2024-03-08)April 12, 2024 (2024-04-12)

Season 1 (2023)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
11"Finland"February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
22"Costa Rica"February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
33"Venice"February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
44"Utah"February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
55"Maldives"February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
66"South Africa"February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
77"Lisbon"February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
88"Tokyo"February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)

Season 2: Europe (2024)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
91"Sweden: Midsummer"March 8, 2024 (2024-03-08)
102"Scotland: My Mother's Country"March 8, 2024 (2024-03-08)
113"France: The Secrets of Saint-Tropez"March 15, 2024 (2024-03-15)
124"Germany: The Health Resort"March 22, 2024 (2024-03-22)
135"Italy: La Dolce Vita"March 29, 2024 (2024-03-29)
146"Greece: Island-Hopping in the Aegean"April 5, 2024 (2024-04-05)
157"Spain: Adventures in Andalusia"April 12, 2024 (2024-04-12)

Release

On 13 December 2022, Apple TV+ announced that the series would premiere on 24 February 2023.[2] On 24 April 2023, Apple TV+ renewed the series for a second season.[3]

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2023 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Original Score – Documentary Series – TV/Digital David Schweitzer Nominated [4]
Imagen Awards Best Variety or Reality Show The Reluctant Traveler Won [5][6]
2024 Astra Creative Arts TV Awards Best Streaming Nonfiction Series Won [7][8]

See also

References

  1. ^ Petski, Denise (5 February 2024). "Apple TV+ Sets Spring & Summer Release Dates For Series Including 'Acapulco', 'The Big Door Prize', 'Loot' & More". Deadline. Retrieved 6 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Apple TV+ travel series "The Reluctant Traveler," hosted by Emmy Award winner Eugene Levy, to premiere on 24 February 2023". Apple Inc. 13 December 2022. Retrieved 13 February 2023.
  3. ^ Kanter, Jake (24 April 2023). "'The Reluctant Traveler With Eugene Levy' Renewed For Season 2 At Apple TV+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  4. ^ "2023 HMMA Nominations". Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Retrieved 5 April 2024.
  5. ^ "Nominees Announced for the 38th Annual Imagen Awards Celebrating Latino Excellence". The Imagen Foundation. 10 November 2023. Retrieved 5 April 2024.
  6. ^ "Flamin' Hot Takes Home Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Actor at 38th Annual Imagen Awards". The Imagen Foundation. 3 December 2023. Retrieved 5 April 2024.
  7. ^ Anderson, Erik (11 July 2023). "'The Boys', 'Yellowjackets', 'Abbott Elementary' lead 2023 HCA TV Awards nominations". AwardsWatch. Archived from the original on 11 July 2023. Retrieved 5 April 2024.
  8. ^ Schneider, Michael (8 January 2024). "'The Boys,' 'Succession' Land Most Honors at Astra TV Awards — Full Winners List". Variety. Archived from the original on 29 January 2024. Retrieved 5 April 2024.