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MAY
23
2 YEARS

'Survivor: Caramoan' Winner John Cochran Lands CBS Writing Gig

The reality show's most recent champion has come aboard new comedy series "The Millers."

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Survivor champion John Cochran has followed through on his pledge to become a writer in a big way.

The winner of the CBS reality show's most recent season, Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites, tweeted Thursday that he has landed a gig writing for one of the network's new comedy series.

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"I'm thrilled to announce that I'm going to be a writer on the new CBS sitcom 'The Millers' (with Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, and more)!" he wrote. (The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the news.)

The Greg Garcia-created comedy centers on a recently divorced man (Arnett) whose life is complicated when his parents decide to move in with him.

Beau Bridges, JB Smoove, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Eve Moon and Cole Ewing co-star in the multicamera show.

Cochran, who studied law at Harvard, first revealed his plans to forgo becoming a lawyer and instead pursue writing during Survivor's live reunion show, which aired May 12.

Afterward, he told THR that his dream "is an abstract aspiration at this point. I've always been a good writer in school. … Maybe I'll write some sort of screenplay, or comedy writing. Then I start thinking, am I really that funny, or am I just deluding myself?"

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The two-time competitor is not the first to parlay his Survivor fame into Hollywood gigs. Among others, season one's Colleen Haskell starred with Rob Schneider in 2001's The Animal and later served as an assistant producer on E!'s The Michael Essany Show.

"Boston Rob" Mariano and wife Amber Brkich competed on The Amazing Race twice, and he also co-hosted History's Around the World in 80 Ways. And Russell Hantz, of Survivor: Samoa, went on to star in A&E's house-flipping series Flipped Off.