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.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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