The Real Gilligan’s Island 2 debuts tonight.

Starting at 9 p.m. ET, TBS takes two more groups of Gilligan’s Island cast lookalikes and drops them off on an island for The Real Gilligan’s Island 2. The show’s executive producer says the series really is a parody of television’s number two reality show. “We start off as Gilligan’s Island and then it turns into a satire of ‘Survivor'”, Lloyd J. Schwartz told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

If there’s any confusion as to what this season is really about, though, Mary Ann Mandy’s FHM photoshoot video and the paid advertisement to the right (labeled “Pie Fight!”) should clear everything up.


The Real Gilligan’s Island
[TBS]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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