In our “Survivor Caramoan: Fans vs. Favorites” exit interview earlier this month, we talked a little bit to winner John Cochran about his ambitions to become a writer. While he did not have a goal in mind just yet for what sort of writer he wanted to be, he made it clear that it was something that he was passionate about in his post-reality TV career.
Well, it turns out that Cochran, per a Twitter announcement today, has managed to land a pretty cool job that keeps him in the CBS family as aq writer for the Will Arnett and Margo Martindale series “The Millers” debuting this fall. This show will surround Cochran with all sorts of experienced writing talent, whether it is the aforementioned stars or executive producer Greg Daniels, who is behind such hits as “My Name Is Earl” and “Raising Hope.”
If you haven’t seen the first trailer for the show, we suggest that you check it out below. It’s fairly funny for a multi-camera pilot, and should give you some sort of sense at the sort of humor that he will be going for in this new line of work. You do have to remember, though, that more than any other type of show, we personally think it takes 3-4 episodes for a comedy to really find their footing.
We don’t know whether or not Cochran is going to be great in this job the same way he is at “Survivor,” but it will be interesting to watch it all unfold. He established himself as a good narrator on the show, and he previously announced that he’ll also be cutting his teeth as a “Big Brother” recapper for Entertainment Weekly this summer. Who knows? Maybe he can pull from his life experiences and write a few stories about Arnett getting terribly sunburned, eating disgusting food, or licking peanut butter off of ladies’ fingers. (Also, work with costuming to get someone in a sweater vest!)
Does this news alone make you want to watch this show? “The Millers” will air following “The Big Bang Theory” Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Meanwhile, you can catch some official details on “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” here.