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The chef who finished third on Survivor: The Australian Outback is getting his own cooking show.

Keith Famie, who was criticized by fellow contestants for his sub-par rice cooking skills, will be the host of “Taste the Adventure,” a cooking show for the Food Network.

The eight-day block of programs, starting Sunday, is set to air in prime time through June 22 and during a weekend daytime marathon June 23-24.

In between shows like “Emeril's Hawaiian Luau” and “Al Roker's Around the World in NYC,” Famie will provide introductions and talk about his own food adventures.

“It seemed pretty natural, I guess,” the West Bloomfield, Mich., chef said.

Network executives told the Detroit Free Press for a Monday article that they're talking with Famie about future projects although no firm plans are set.

“We think he's a really talented person. He's a cool guy,” said Eileen Opatut, the network's senior vice president of programming and production.

Famie also will appear on June 21 on behalf of the USA Rice Federation in Chicago.

“He's taken so many cheap shots from everybody, this seemed like a perfect platform for him to redeem himself,” said USA Rice Federation spokeswoman Kim Park. “We had to do this for him and us.”


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