American cable TV channel MSNBC has ordered the five-part series What’s Eating America? from Minneapolis-based prodco Intuitive Content.
The series, hosted by Intuitive CEO, TV personality and chef Andrew Zimmern, explores political issues impacting Americans such as immigration, climate change, addiction, voting rights and healthcare, through the lens of food.
Each episode sees Zimmern tackle a different issue, from the role immigrants play in putting food on the country’s table to how the U.S. food system is impacted by climate change and why America’s healthcare is affected by processed food, among other topics.
What’s Eating America? premieres Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MSNBC with a special two-hour long episode featuring chef José Andrés.
“There is no more important time than right now to be telling stories about civics, politics and culture through food,” Zimmern said in a statement. “Food, after all, is the love language of our national discourse. Kitchen table civics and food politics have been absent from our dialogue at this level for a long time. I can’t wait for the viewers to see an entertaining show that dives deeply into the important issues of our day.”