ABC picks up second season of 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution'

food-revolutionImage Credit: Holly Farrell/ABCABC has ordered a second season of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which will premiere later this season. In the upcoming episodes, Chef Jamie Oliver will “bring the revolution” to Los Angeles, CA. The series, which recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program, will run for six episodes.

The series is loosely based on Oliver’s U.K. series, Jamie’s Ministry of Food and Jamie’s School Dinners, which changed what British schoolchildren are fed at school. During its first season run on ABC from March to May, the show won its Friday at 9 time period and was No. 1 among all key demographics. The first six episodes were set in Huntington, West Virginia.

The series is produced by Fresh One Productions and Ryan Seacrest Productions.

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  • me here

    Did Jamie really make any difference the first time around? Not.

    • Nigel Gordijk

      Is that his fault?

  • Julz

    I wonder if he made a difference as well. I hope that’s the case but I’d like see an update on the past schools prior to the new “season”. I appreciate what he’s doing and don’t think he should stop but I also don’t want to see it get so commercialized just because it received an Emmy.

    • Al

      The CDC numbers that were used to label it “the most unhealthy city in America” have slightly improved. Using the same criteria, it would now be ranked the ninth worst.

  • Jethro

    I bet if it did not win an Emmy, it would not have been back for season 2.
    I have always like Jamie, from his shows on Food Network, a very unique and unusual chef, always made interesting collaborations.

    I give him credit for trying but find it hard to believe that a man born in London and may reside overseas thinks he can change American’s eating habits!

    • Gretchen Weiners

      Why should it matter where he’s from or where he lives? He genuinely cares and wants to make people all over the world eat healthier and think more about what they eat. All Americans should be concerned with is that someone who knows what he’s talking about wants to help them be healthier people.

      • Dan

        Couldn’t agree with you more, Gretchen…well said.

    • onestell

      I agree with Jethro that without an Emmy, I don’t think this show would have come back. That said, I’m glad the execs at ABC did bring it back and I will reward them by watching.

      And, if you think about the beaureaucracy he encountered in a small town like Huntington, WV, can you even begin to think of what he’ll encounter in a city the size of Los Angeles? I can’t wait! Let the fight begin!!

  • Giselle

    I’ve never gotten the whole “he’s not American” thing. He’s a chef and he’s already done it in England. That makes him an expert. What he is saying is just common sense anyway. We as a country/world should be feeding ourselves and our children better.

  • SJ

    I was so excited for this show when it first aired because I am passionate about healthy eating and cooking in general. I watched the first two or three episodes but could never bring myself to finish them, deleting it from the DVR. It was too difficult to watch the hostility some of the town gave back to him, in particular the DJ and a few cafeteria workers. The whole thing was maddening. I am in support of the project but it’s just not entertaining to me to watch an obese family continue to eat fried foods and see a cafeteria that thinks pizza is healthier than vegetable pasta because it containes two servings of bread. It’s infuriating.

    • Stevex

      If anything, Oliver’s show pointed out that many American school districts are being run by twits without a lick of common sense. By watching, parents can learn how to make good dietary choices at home, and also hopefully become empowered to ask questions of the people who run their kids’ school lunch programs, and knock some sense into them if necessary.

  • tomm

    The ‘he’s foreign’ is a defense mechanism, so people can make excuses to eat like pigs.

    French Fries for breakfast?

    • AA

      Agreed! (And don’t you mean “Freedom” fries?)

  • tomm

    One ohter reason for kids being fatter is they don’t run around outside. They sit in front of computers surfing or playing video games.

  • Matt2

    With decent Friday night ratings and an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program, I had a hunch it was getting a 2nd season. But more importantly, I’m glad he gets the opportunity to continue his work to change the way kids eat in the schools across America even if the changes only come by way of baby steps.

  • Judi

    I am so glad it is returning. Anything that could get Americans to do something about their obesity is welcome

  • jay

    I hate this show. It’s so pointless. He comes into school cafeterias and tries to get the cooks to make these healthy foods that 90% of the kids are not going to eat. I’d love to see just how much of the “healthy stuff” got thrown in the trash. It’s hard enough to get young children to eat, if you serve them a bunch of veggies and rice cakes, it’s mission impossible. He may have good intentions, but it’s a losing battle.

  • jay

    You can’t force people to make changes. They have to want to change. Forcing people to do something only makes them resist even harder.

  • rick

    I love all his shows and think he has good ideas about food and cooking. I am sorry to see that this season will be in LALA land. He should visit places like Flemingsburg KY. I am sure he feels like he is up against a brick wall. All those twits at the schools got their jobs from someone higher on the food chain with the same last name not because they care or know what they are doing.

  • Brittany

    Love his show and TopUKDatingSites was great

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