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Gilligan's Island
Gilligans Island title card
Created by Sherwood Schwartz
Directed by Rod Amateau
Ida Lupino
Stanley Z. Cherry
Opening theme "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 98 plus a 1963 pilot (first broadcast in 1964) (list of episodes)
Camera setup Film; Single-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Gladasya Productions
CBS Productions
United Artists Television
Distributor United Artists Television
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network CBS
Picture format Black and white (1964–1965)
Color (1965–1967)
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 26, 1964 (1964-09-26) – April 17, 1967 (1967-04-17)
Followed by The New Adventures of Gilligan

Gilligan's Island is a 1964 American television series. The series is about seven people (two crew members and five tourists) who take a 3-hour sightseeing tour from a marina in Hawaii. This occurs on the boat, S.S. Minnow. An unexpected storm sends the boat to an uncharted island. Now, the passengers of the boat have to live on the island and try to find a way home. Most of the episodes involved the characters trying to survive a problem or trying to contact help.

Gilligan's Island ran for a total of 98 episodes. The first season, consisting of 36 episodes, was filmed in black and white. These episodes were later colorized for syndication. The show's second and third seasons (62 episodes) and the three television movie sequels (aired between 1978 and 1982) were filmed in color.

The show received solid ratings during its original run, then grew in popularity during decades of syndication, especially in the 1970s and 1980s when many markets ran the show in the late afternoon. Today, the title character of Gilligan is widely recognized as an American cultural icon.


The two-man crew of the charter boat SS Minnow and five passengers on a "three-hour tour" from Honolulu run into a tropical storm and are shipwrecked on an uncharted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.


Bob Denver Gilligans Island 1966
Bob Denver as Gilligan
Alan Hale Jr. Gilligans Island 1966
Alan Hale Jr. as the Skipper
Dawn Wells Gilligan's Island 1964
Dawn Wells as Mary Ann

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