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]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.