It was announced yesterday, May 24th, that John Cochran, two time Survivor contestant and Survivor: Caramoan winner, will write a comedy series called The Millers for CBS.
Cochran expressed his interest in writing during the Survivor Live Reunion Show which aired on May 12th. He felt that he was called to write with his “gift of gab,” despite recently graduating from Harvard Law School. Cochran announced the great news revealing that cast members would include Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, and many others.
CBS released this descripion of “The Millers”: “Will Arnett stars in this comedy, from creator Greg Garcia, about a recently divorced local news reporter who is looking forward to living the single life again. That is, until his parents’ marital problems derail his plans for a freewheeling bachelorhood. With his strong-willed mom staying with him while his easily confused Dad moves in with his sister, this separation will mean a lot of togetherness for THE MILLERS.”
For the Hollywood Reporter Article, click here.
To look at a sneak preview of the show on the CBS website, click here.
The Millers airs this fall, Thursdays 8:30/7:30 c on CBS.
I’m looking forward to the series premier and check back here for a review of the pilot!
– J. Coco
COCHRAN!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!!
It’s a little late for a Survivor post seeing as the finale was two weeks ago, but none the less, I will post!
Man, oh, man, it was a fangirling filled 24 hours after it was announced that Cochran won. I jumped up screaming, yelling, celebrating that one of my favorite Survivor contestants won! Such excitement!
On the other hand, when I rushed to school the next day exploding with the fabulous news, reactions from my friends varied from relief that this season was finally over so I’d stop talking about it to judging stares and comments of “Oh, that’s nice.” Of course, hardly anyone – scratch that- no one I know watches Survivor anymore, so it was a pretty lonely fangirling party in my head.
When the final episode started, we were immediately hit with the medical evacuation of Erik. 😦 It’s always so sad to see players forced to leave because of something they can’t really control. I can’t imagine how disappointed I would be if that happened to me. I was, however, relieved for Cochran because I saw Erik as an obvious challenge threat. That left Cochran’s competition to Dawn, Sherri, and Eddie. Eddie would be the next immediate threat in challenges, then Dawn and Sherri, respectively.
After Cochran won the next two challenges, he had the game in the bag. Eddie, whom Cochran thought would win if in the final three, was voted off, leaving Dawn, Sherri, and Cochran in the finals.
I thought Cochran would have a difficult time beating Dawn at the vote. Dawn was like everyone’s mother, so sweet, yet still strong in her alliance and decent in challenges. But she got grilled at the Jury cross examination. I felt so bad for her. If it’s even possible, I might have felt worse for Sherri. Every jury member either ignored her, personally insulted her, or tried to prove to her that her game was crap. However, in Sherri’s defense, it could be argued that her game was decent, at best.
At the Fans tribe she really did take control of her alliance. People definitely listened to her there. The merge was a different story. I think she was only kept because she wasn’t really a threat. Her performance in the merged tribe was obviously her downfall, flipping from alliance to alliance, trying to stay alive. Her argument at the Jury cross examination was that she was “adaptable” to every situation she was in. That may be true, but she also didn’t show any loyalty or try to make her own move. (Not to mention she wasn’t very good at challenges either.) Never in a million years did I expect for anyone to vote for Sherri, and no one did. Oh well, Sherri. At least you can say you got there – which isn’t something a lot of people can say.
The final vote was a “Cochran” sweep. 9 for you, Cochran! You go, Cochran!
Read this article about Cochran celebrating his win! It’s great! And it’s got some great Cochran quotes:
Regarding his $1 Million Check: “I haven’t seen so many zeros since the Stealth R Us alliance.”
What will he buy with the money? “I think I’m entitled to at least one nerd out purchase.” He’s referring to a segway! I love him!
I find it very fascinating how transformed Cochran is after two rounds of Survivor. He really did go from awkward Harvard nerd to smooth talking Survivor strategist. I remember in his first season he was afraid to take off his shirt! And now look at him! Adorable! Not to mention he has a ginger beard! (it’s a JPT thing…Maybe another post?)
Any who, I did respect the move he made in his first season that eventually lead to his demise. In a situation where you might be picking rocks to see who goes home, I’d rather make a move. It might have seemed foolish to flip alliances, but someone would have had to flip. It just shows that Cochran isn’t afraid to take the reigns and “be the author of his own fate,” to quote that block head Brandon. I was so disappointed when he was voted off on his first season. I was rooting for him! And I had a huge crush on him… *cough* *cough*… still do…*cough*. Seriously though, if I saw him randomly on the street, (more likely I’d stalk him) I’d probably start weeping and try to hug him. So, John Cochran, if you’re reading this and some girl approaches you weeping and looks like she wants to capture you, don’t be alarmed! I’m not insane! It’s just a fangirling problem!
But for real, if John Cochran is reading this, please comment or message me or visit me or something because I’d like to express my gratitude for how entertaining and more interesting you made Survivor for me. Like you, I’ve been watching since I was thirteen! And by the way, I’d definitely buy anything you publish because, believe me, you totally have “the gift of gab.” Marry me? Just kidding. But for real. No, seriously, marry me?
Jokes aside, (I wasn’t joking before about the marriage thing)… (ok, fine I realize the chances are slim, but give me a chance?)… (OH MY GOD I NEED TO STOP.) Cochran played an excellent game and I my proud to be one of his fangirls. Thank you, Cochran.
P.S. You better believe I’ll post if he publishes something.
P.P.S. I’m seriously not crazy. Just a little …sporadic?
– J. Coco.