or


[12/01/04 - 12:00 AM]
Two Sets of Competing Castaways Stranded in Premiere Week of TBS's New Reality Series the Real Gilligan's Island

[via press release from TBS]

Two Sets of Competing Castaways Stranded in Premiere Week of TBS�s New Reality Series THE REAL GILLIGAN�S ISLAND

Two Real-Life Gilligans, Skippers, Movie Stars, Mary Anns, Professors and Millionaire Couples Go Head-to-Head in Competitions to Become Final Seven Castaways

Two-Hour Premiere Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT); Plus All New Episode Airs Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Two S.S. Minnows set sail in the premiere week of the new reality series THE REAL GILLIGAN�S ISLAND on TBS, television�s �very funny� network. The series features two sets of castaways who personify the original Gilligan�s Island characters are stranded on an island and challenged to find a way off the island.

The special two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) begins with a peek at the nationwide search for people who embody the characters from the original Gilligan�s Island. The casting call yields two sets of castaways who each set sail in an S.S. Minnow toward THE REAL GILLIGAN�S ISLAND, not knowing that they will soon meet an identical cast of characters. Divided into Minnow Gold and Minnow Green, the castaways are shocked to meet their competition and to discover that each of the castaways competes against his/her character counterpart for a spot in the final cast of seven characters.

Castaways include:

Minnow Gold: Movie Star Rachel Hunter, Gilligan Chris O�Malley, Skipper Bob Fahey, Millionaire and His Wife Glenn and Mindy Stearns, Mary Ann Kate Koth, and Professor Pat Abbott.

Minnow Green: Movie Star Nicole Eggert, Gilligan Mark �Gooner� Groesbeck, Skipper Jim Murray, Millionaire and His Wife Bill and Donna Beaven, Mary Ann Amanda Dodson, and Professor Eric Anderson.

As reality sets in, exploring the island and searching for food are top of mind for the castaways. Over a feast of coconuts, the group gets to know each other. Controversy, humor and emotions flare as the diverse cast of characters share details about themselves. Finally a message from their only form of external communication, a radio, tells them to meet on the beach in the morning for their first competition. In an exciting game where teamwork and athleticism are essential, one team scores their first victory and wins luxuries to improve their life on the island. The losing team is faced with an unexpected situation that unifies the team.

The professors are up for their first competition in a test of intellect and survival skills. The winning professor�s team earns fishing gear and a fish to eat, which becomes an elegant beachfront meal.

Episode three airs Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) and features the Mary Ann and Millionaire competitions. With nerves running high, both Mary Anns prepare for their competitions, while one of them finds romance with one of the Gilligans. In a down to the wire contest, one Mary Ann prevails and enjoys a coconut cream pie with her Minnow-mates. Then the Millionaires go head-to-head in a competition that challenges their taste buds in an unusual way. The winners are treated to an open bar cocktail party complete with a steaming hot tub.

Next week�s episodes on Tuesday, Dec. 7, and Wednesday Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) will reveal which of the Gingers and which of the Gilligans make it to the final cast. Plus the continued comedy, drama, tempestuous weather and even more surprises are in store for the castaways of THE REAL GILLIGAN�S ISLAND.

Grammy-nominated Jive recording artists Bowling for Soup, whose latest single �1985� is currently climbing the charts, have recorded a re-make of the Gilligan�s Island theme song to serve as the theme for TBS�s new reality series.

THE REAL GILLIGAN�S ISLAND is produced for TBS by Telepictures Productions in association with Next Entertainment. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will be selling the international format rights to the series, as they have for Telepictures Productions/Next Entertainment�s The Bachelor. The series is executive-produced by Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor). 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.

TBS is television�s �very funny� network, serving as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends; high-profile original reality series, such as Outback Jack; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.





  [december 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· REAL GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, THE (TBS)











[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.

[10/22/14 - 10:27 AM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey," "Baby Daddy" and "Freak Out" to Participate in Live Twitter Chats with Fans Tonight
Melissa Joan Hart and Taylor Spreitler; Melissa Peterman and Chelsea Kane; and Jonathan Sadowski are among the participants.