What's On: You Say You Want a Food Revolution
Americans don't like being told what to do -- especially by stuffy Brits -- but in a country where politicians cannot legislate that citizens eat healthier, a limey with tousled hair might be our only hope. Jamie Oliver hops the daily direct flight from Heathrow to Huntington, West Virginia, and tries to make a bunch of hard-working people see the error in their weights. Take away the mass market fast food, mate, but do not mess with the pepperoni rolls.
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution [8 PM, ABC]
Earlier this week, Jamie Oliver found opposition on The Late Show when he couldn'tt quite convince David Letterman that there was hope for healthy eating. Hopefully, Oliver has an easier time persuading tonight's cafeteria workers to ditch the microwave-ready entrees in favor of labor-intensive salads.
Caprica [9 PM, Syfy]
The Battlestar spin-off winds down in tonight's mid-season finale as Zoe (Alessandra Torresani) runs out of time to save herself after Daniel (Eric Stolz) imposes a deadline to reset to the U-87 Cylon. Meanwhile, Barnabas (James Marsters) declares war against Clarice (Polly Walker) and manages to put Lacy (Magda Apanowicz) in the middle of the conflict. Caprica will return in October.
Top Yam: The Louisiana Yambilee Queen Pageant [10 PM, TLC]
The network that will welcome Sarah Palin's Alaska to it's line-up later this year digs elbow-deep into the hearty, small-town of Opelousasas, La. tonight. The five-day Yambilee Festival, covered in this hourlong program, features cook-offs, a carnival and a beauty pageant, in which a tried pageant competitor Megan goes up against a newcomer, Imani, whose father is the grand marshal of the festival. Whoever said that event television was dead?
The Untouchables [11:30 PM, AMC]
Remember when Kevin Costner was culturally relevant? I don't either, but apparently in the late 80's and early 90's he put asses into seats with his portrayals of earnest white men looking to make a difference in this messed-up world. In Brian De Palma's unflinchingly stylized tale of Prohibition-era Chicago, Costner plays legendary U.S. Treasury agent Eliot Ness with a controlled confidence. How controlled? He gave Sean Connery ample room for an Oscar-winning performance that managed to beat out a young Denzel in a much more nuanced role in Cry Freedom.