Original Gilligan's Island cast member Dawn Wells poses with potential Mary Ann's competing at an open casting call in Wichita, Kansas, for TBS's new reality series The Real Gilligan's Island, premiered Tuesday, November 30.
Viewers are eager to find out who the cast members will be on The Real Gilligan's Island, with speculation on the casting of the movie star running particularly high. Here's a sneak peek at the cast:
- A real-life millionaire, who owns 26 different companies, and his wife, who is a television personality
- A skipper who is the fleet captain at his local boat club, a commercial fisherman and a harbor master
- A bumbling first mate who while working at a marina once crashed a million-dollar boat into another million-dollar boat
- A beautiful small-town girl whose mother made her learn how to open a coconut with a rock and make a coconut cream pie when she was cast on the show
- A professor from a major California university
- A high-maintenance but fun-loving movie star who will be featured in three movies in 2004
TBS's new reality series The Real Gilligan's Island -- from executive producers Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, High School Reunion) and father-son team Sherwood (Gilligan's Island) and Lloyd Schwartz -- is based on the popular sitcom about seven stranded castaways. The new show will feature a group of people who personify the original Gilligan's Island: a real-life skipper, first mate, millionaire couple, movie star, Kansas farm girl and professor, who, as on the 1960's sitcom, will work together to try to get off the island.