Coming soon: a new reality show about a disparate group of castaways doing weird things while stranded miles from civilization.
You think we're talking about the next version of "Survivor"?
Not us, little buddy. We're hipping you to the premise of "Gilligan's Island: The Reality Series."
Sherwood Schwartz, the octogenarian creator of "Gilligan" (and "The Brady Bunch"), has cooked up a reality knockoff of his 40-year-old sitcom that is scheduled to debut later this year on TBS.
TBS will get a real-life skipper, first mate, millionaire couple, movie star, Kansas farm girl and professor. They'll be dropped onto an uncharted desert isle and asked to work to get off the island. The show will put them in situations that mirror events from the original.
One can only wish that Don Rickles will return as the kidnapper who swiped Mrs. Howell, then all of the girls, one at a time.