A three-episode cruise

A three-episode cruise

: Best Week Ever reports the perfect meeting of life and art: The Real Gilligan’s Island:

That’s right — Gilligan’s Island is coming back on TBS — and this time, you can be a part of it!

The producers of “Gilligan’s Island” are teaming with the producers of the “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” to bring you The Real Gilligan’s Island.

This all-new version of the classic sitcom will feature real life versions of the original show’s characters: a real-life skipper, first mate, millionaire couple, movie star, professor and Kansas farm girl. And one of them could be you!

Just like the original show, the castaways will work together to get off the island, and episodes will include situations drawn from the original series.

So if you’re the perfect Gilligan, Skipper, Thurston or Lovey Howell, Ginger Grant, Mary Ann, or The Professor (just what was his name, anyway?), fill out the application and mail it in, along with a video of yourself telling us why you’d make a great castaway.

Who knows, it could be you who takes the fateful trip to that tropic island nest.

Go to the open casting call. Or nominate a favorite enemy…

Come to think about it, about a reality Beverly Hillbillies? Petticoat Junction (who wouldn’t want to watch that casting call?)? Cheers (the drunken reality show)? Taxi (with translators)? M*A*S*H (in Iraq!)?

  • William

    They started pre-production on the Real Life Beverly Hillbillies for CBS, but pulled the plug since it was offensive. Go figure.

  • marthall

    Alan Hale Jr as

  • Michael Zimmer

    We have our Iraq reality show (just turn on CNN or FOX) complete with plot twists, broken alliances, voting people out…

  • Pegleg

    I think they should combine Gilligan’s Island with Survivor. Each week a new Gilligan!

  • With a new twist — this time you have to stay on the island, and the winners get to go back to Hawaii.

  • Ann

    “and episodes will include situations drawn from the original series.”
    I’d be happy to watch the ep in which they manage to switch the new Gilligan into the new Marianne’s body.