New TBS Reality Series Features Hunter
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By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Just sit right back, and you'll hear a tale ... a tale of a new reality show. On Monday, "The Real Gilligan's Island" — a new TBS reality show that drops real people who fit the mold of the original 1960s characters onto an island — announced who will play Ginger, the pampered movie star: Rachel Hunter.
Hunter, the swimsuit model turned actress, "shares the flightiness and aloofness of Ginger," according to the TBS Web site. "She tends to drift and wander without care for what is going on around her."
The other contestants of the show are also chosen to reflect the still familiar sitcom characters, including the Professor (here, a New York University prof.) and the Skipper (a Massachusetts small business owner and, well, a skipper).
The "real" Gilligan is a 20-year-old college guy who works at a marina, and, apparently, "has been preparing for this role his entire life because he is Gilligan."
In the show, the castaways will have to work together to get off an island, and in various contests, will relive scenarios from the classic series.
"The Real Gilligan's Island" premieres Nov. 30 on TBS.