'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' moving to Friday: Do you still watch?

The Emmy-winning "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" continues its mission to change unhealthy eating habits in the U.S. for Season 2 -- but modest ratings have prompted ABC to pull it from its schedule until June, when it will reemerge on Fridays. Despite its cosy spot before the "Dancing With the Stars" results show, "Revolution" only managed to pull a 1.1 rating in the all-important 18-49 demo during its last original broadcast, April 19. The episode only averaged 4.7 million viewers over the course of the hour -- while a super-sized "Dancing With the Stars" results show, mostly consisting of clips from the season, averaged 12.85 million viewers in the same spot the following Tuesday. "Revolution" is currently scheduled to start airing new episodes June 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET, until the six-episode season concludes June 24. And for the viewers who likely missed the first two outings, ABC plans to re-air them, back-to-back, Friday,...

TV ratings: 'Glee' returns low, 'Parenthood' finale up, 'Body of Proof' steady Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, April 19, 2011The return of "Glee" after a month of repeats came in below its season average, although it was still Tuesday's top show in the adults 18-49 demographic. Elsewhere, "Parenthood" ended its season on an up note for NBC and "Body of Proof" stayed consistent for ABC, but CBS led the night in viewers.The Eye averaged 11.2 million viewers and a 7.4 rating/11 share in households in primetime, edging out ABC (10.7 million, 7.2/11) for the top spot. FOX (7.1 million, 4.3/6) came in third. NBC took fourth with 6.5 million viewers and a 4.4/7, while the return of The CW's Tuesday lineup brought in 1.3 million people and a 0.9/1.FOX finished on top among adults 18-49 with a 2.8 rating. NBC grabbed second in the demo with a 2.4, beating CBS' 2.2 and ABC's 2.1. The CW was well off the pace with a 0.6....

Jamie Oliver Shows How Much Sugar Is in Flavored Milk in LA Schools (VIDEO)

Last season, 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' (Tue., 8PM ET on ABC) went to America's unhealthiest cities in Huntington, WV. This year, he was off to one of its largest. Once there, he met resistance at just about every corner. The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the US servicing between 700,000 and 750,000 students, refused him access to their schools. None of the national fast food chains that got their start in LA were willing to work with him -- he did get a smaller local chain to open their doors, but the owner was reluctant to make expensive changes. In an attempt to shock them, he decided to turn his attention to the flavored milk available in the school. While the perception is that this is a healthier alternative, it actually contains as much sugar as soda. So he set up a dramatic demonstration.

'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' hits L.A.: What did you think?

"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" is back for its second season and judging from the first episode, which aired on Tuesday, Apr. 12, it's not going to be a cakewalk. Last season, Oliver tried to change the eating habits of the citizens of the United States' most unhealthy town -- Huntington, West Virginia. This season, he decided to aim higher. Much higher: Los Angeles.Unfortunately for Oliver, he hit an immediate roadblock -- the Los Angeles Unified School District denied him access to the schools. Instead, he opened a kitchen to teach kids and parents about better lunch alternatives.In the premiere episode, we see Oliver at school board meetings, trying to meet with the Head of Food Services and the Director of Communications, but he keeps receiving the brush-off. It seems like the board of education will not be letting Oliver into the schools any time soon.Other than the schools, Oliver is also taking a look at...

Jamie Oliver in L.A.: Your take?

Jamie Oliver tried to launch a new season of  Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution  in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, but he was met with some stiff resistance. The unintended message he delivered was one from West Coast America: Don’t take our cheeseburgers away from us, you pushy Brit! Shoved out of the L.A. school system early on in the hour (if he thought the bureaucracy in Huntington, W. Va., was tough, he had not reckoned with an L.A. school board), Oliver took to the streets. Read More...

Jamie Oliver Talks 'Food Revolution' Backlash, Season 2 Shake-Up (VIDEO)

Chef Jamie Oliver has made it his mission to revolutionize the way Americans eat. Americans, it seems, just aren't that open to change. Shocker. That resistance made for a tough battle while Oliver was shooting season 2 of his Emmy-winning reality show 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' (premieres Tuesday, April 12, 8PM ET on ABC), in Los Angeles this year. Long story short, Oliver was determined to shake up L.A. school district cafeterias, but the district banned him (banned!), forcing him to get creative with how to get his message to kids and parents. And that he did, opening up a demo kitchen to the public, working the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant and cruising around the city in a food truck designed for mobile healthy eating education. I caught up with Oliver to hear about his struggle, the bigger issue of the public having no control over "public" things and how much fun he had tackling the challenges, shunning the system and working around their ridiculous ban.

TV Tonight: What's On Tuesday 4/12

Tonight season 2 of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution kicks off in LA! Also, be sure to check out new episodes of Dancing With The Stars (results show!), Parenthood, The Good Wife, and more! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution  on ABC -- season premiere! NCIS  on CBS The Biggest Loser  on NBC 9/8c Dancing with the Stars  on ABC NCIS: Los Angeles  on CBS 9:30/8:30c Traffic Light  on FOX 10/9c Body of Proof  on ABC The Good Wife  on CBS Parenthood  on NBC Pregnant in Heels  on Bravo What will you be watching?

Jamie Oliver: I’m Now Working with Los Angeles Schools -- Just Not on Camera

Will only some of the Revolution be televised? Jamie Oliver didn't get into Los Angeles school cafeterias for the second season of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution like he wanted, but it now looks like the British chef and the L.A. Unified School District are on their way to a truce! It just may not happen in front of the cameras.

Jamie Olivers Food Revolution: Back for a second helping, this time in L.A.

Jamie Oliver, erstwhile naked chef, was in for a bit of a rude awakening when he set out to bring his Food Revolution to Los Angeles. Oliver was a victorious vet of the food wars -- having had a massive impact on school fare in his native England, he brought his Food Revolution across the Atlantic last year, working with the Huntington, West Virginia school system to improve childrens health and earning an Emmy for his efforts. But when he tried to take that small-town success and super-size it, he was stopped in his tracks when the Los Angeles Unified School District denied him access to schools. I had to accept that this year is about motivating the public through TV and motivate parents to get pissed off about stuff that isnt right, Oliver tells Zap2it. This year, as opposed to Huntington where we did everything we wanted to do, I had to accept that...

Jamie Oliver Goes on an International Food Adventure Across Europe and North Africa in "Jamie's Food Escapes"

Jamie Oliver hits the road on a culinary expedition to meet locals, sample and cook their celebrated dishes and put his own unique spin on international cuisine in Jamie's Food Escapes, which joins the Cooking Channel lineup on Wednesday, February 16th at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The one-hour, six-episode series is making its U.S. debut, and features Jamie heading off the tourist track and exploring the authentic ingredients and extraordinary characters of Venice, Athens, French Pyrenees, Andalucia, Stockholm and Marrakesh. Read More...