Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip...
You've seen the original comedy, now live the misadventure for real! That's right -- The Real Gilligan's Island
is on TBS!
One of television's most enduring comedies is now one of the most anticipated reality shows of the season. The series is executive-produced by Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette). The father/son team of Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of the original Gilligan's Island sitcom, and Lloyd J. Schwartz also serve as executive producers. Lisa Levenson (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette) and Scott Jeffress (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette) serve as co-executive producers for Next Entertainment.
THE REAL GILLIGAN'S ISLAND features two complete sets of castaways: two real-life skippers, first mates, millionaire couples, movie stars, farm girls and professors all competing to be the only castaway of his/her kind on the island. Once a series of elimination challenges have whittled the castaways down to one set, they'll work, as the original castaways did in the 1960s sitcom, to get off the island. The show was cast from thousands of people who took part in a nationwide casting call.
Many of the challenges that the contestants face are modeled after some of the situations that occurred in the original series, such as building a sea-worthy raft or knocking coconuts out of trees to get the juice. Other challenges include the millionaire couple eating a gourmet meal of mysterious island items and the first mate proving he has "sea legs."
Want more info on this outrageous show? Check out our exclusive episode guides
to get a blow-by-blow summary of the contest. And be sure to take our Castaway Quiz
to see which character you're most like.