Food Network gives Adam Gertler his own show, too

Next Food Network Star 4 runner-up Adam Gertler will get his own show on Food Network, the same prize that winner Aaron McCargo received.

Aaron’s show, Big Daddy’s House debuted Sunday at 1 p.m., while Adam’s show, Will Work For Food, debuts Sept. 30. His series seems like a food version of Discovery Channels’ Dirty Jobs, as he will work alongside people employed in various food-related professions.

In a press release, judge and Food Network VP Bob Tuschman said, “Adam exhibited a unique combination of quick wit, passion for food and an engaging personality. He earned millions of fans across the country, who have let us know that we have a second star in our midst. We feel this series is a perfect fit for his talents, letting him showcase his brand of humor while he works for food.”

In his most recent blog entry, Bob Tuschman wrote that he initially wanted Adam to win until he saw Aaron’s pilot, but still “think[s] Adam has a unique star quality. Though a cooking show isn’t in the cards for him right now, another type of Food Network show definitely could be.”

Interesting that the network gave shows to Aaron who essentially can cook but is a lame TV personality, and Adam, who’s a great TV personality but has lame cooking.

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