Based off the popular, original 1960's sitcom Gilligan's Island, The Real Gilligan's Island will bring the original to life, as seven castaways (each based off a character of the original series) will be stranded on a deserted island and will have to work together to get themselves back home. To kick off the challenge, two complete sets of castaways are put up against one another: there are 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. A series of elimination challenges bring the castaways down to one set. Once eliminated to one set, the castaways will compete against each other to become the sole castaway. The winner gets a monetary prize.
Tropical paradise? Not for these castaways! New episodes air Wednesdays begining June 8th, 2005 at 9:00 pm and 10:00pm EST on TBS. Replays on Saturday at 8:00 am and 9:00am EST on TBS.