Nov 3, 2011 - It was rather shocking to learn that CBS almost dumped "Gunsmoke" from its
prime-time lineup in 1967. Then, the wife of CBS's director of programming
complained about the move, so "Gilligan's Island" was dropped instead. I
often wonder how many more seasons the castaways would have endured on that
little island? We will never know.
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Apr 13, 2012 - awww, i love the skipper
Nov 3, 2011 - @ChihuahuaboyDH It's also sad to learn that many of the actors were
typecast due to their roles, & therefore were unable to find secure
employment after "Gilligan's Island" ended. Two notable exceptions would be
Bob Denver (who continued to appear in various roles during the 1970s,
1980s & 1990s) & Jim Backus (who would make guest appearances on various
sitcoms, including "I Dream of Jeannie" & "The Brady Bunch" & of course
would voice the nearsighted curmudgeon Mr. Magoo in animation reruns.
Feb 3, 2012 - That show could've run until they were all in wheelchairs with dentures.
Most of the cast was so typecast it was like DeForest Kelly, a fine actor
who worked constantly until "Star Trek" finished him.
Aug 5, 2011 - thank you for taking the time to post all of the parts to this story - i
have enjoyed this story very much.
May 11, 2012 - Wow, that's the transistor radio prop from the series behind Russell
Feb 3, 2012 - Ronald Reagan was president of SAG and didn't fight for a residual
extension for television actors, which is why, instead of being fabulously
wealthy, the casts of so many 1960s shows wound up in dinner theatre or
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