Summer Fun: Remembering Gilligan’s Island

Gilligan’s Island Origins

Gilligan’s Island aired for three seasons and a total of 98 episodes. It aired on CBS in the late 1960s. There were also three movies filmed, and then it was in syndication for much of the 1970s and 1980s. To say the least, viewers loved the show and kept demanding more!

The series was spawned from the idea “What would you take with you on a desert island?” Sherwood Schwartz decided to take this social microcosm and make it into a comedy.