Real Gilligan’s Island ends tonight.

TBS’ Real Gilligan’s Island ends tonight.
TBS’ The Real Gilligan’s Island ends its short run tonight with a two-hour finale. The show starts at 8 p.m. ET. Still on the island are the Skipper (Jim), Gilligan (Chris), Mary Ann (Kate) and the Millionaires (Stearns). The last Mary Ann standing, Kate Koth, is currently appearing in Maxim, in and very out of her Mary Ann costume. Elsewhere, Professor Eric posts about the show on Outsports (as “Coach Gumby”). He says he was “disappointed” with the series’ structure because “I was hoping that they would put us on an island and challenge us to find a way off.” He also reveals behind-the-scenes secrets. For example, he says that when Skipper Jim collapsed during the first challenge, “I specifically asked ‘can we go back’ but a producer said no and told us to finish. They filmed the ‘victory’ celebration 8 times, against our protests.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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