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.

Happy Endings [Food Network]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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