Producer Mike Fleiss thrilled to be able to turn 'Gilligan's Island' into a TBS reality series
UPI News Service, 11/30/2004
TV producer Mike Fleiss says he is a huge "Gilligan's Island" fan and leaped at the chance to turn the beloved 1960s sit-com into a reality series.
Recalling the day the original show's creator Sherwood Schwartz and representatives from TBS approached him about "turning that great franchise into a reality show," Fleiss admitted, "I was honored by that.
"They haven't made (episodes) in 40 years, so they felt like it was time to do something with it and reality is a such a successful genre right now they thought that would probably be a good move."