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Dawn Wells Joins MeTV as Marketing Ambassador

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Former “Gilligan’s Island” star Dawn Wells is joining nostalgia network MeTV as its first marketing ambassador. In addition to serving as on-camera host for “The Summer of Me,” the network’s upcoming primetime themed schedule, Wells will appear in commercials and print ads, participate in special events and make personal appearances around the country to promote MeTV.

“Gilligan’s Island,” which aired on CBS from 1964 to 1967, will join MeTV’s weeknight comedy lineup at 9:30 p.m. ET, beginning Monday, May 30, Memorial Day. Wells will be featured in special promotional announcements, tune-in advertisements and interstitial elements across the network.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Congratulations ‘Mary Ann’! I think the only ones still alive from the main cast are Mary Ann and Ginger.

  2. Marc, I hope you include “None of them – this show was so idiotic” on all your future show votes. I’m pretty sure “Batman” (not the animated series, though) and even “The Waltons” would receive their share of “idiotic” votes. Not by me, but I know many who weren’t/aren’t fans of either.

    • The Waltons idiotic? What??? The best darn small screen TV family there ever was! And I did include idiotic for Gilligan’s Island in the poll (which I picked!).

      • I definitely don’t find “The Waltons” idiotic as I point out in my statement, but I know many who do/did as it does/did not relate in the slightest to their lives or ethnic backgrounds. Several of my own siblings couldn’t stand it in the least, yet they loved the likes of “Little House on the Prairie” and “7th Heaven.”

        I was just saying that I hope you include the option/choice: “None of them – this show was so idiotic” on all your future show votes. For everyone who thinks that “The Dukes of Hazzard” is the nadir of the history or television, there are those that see “Dukes”, “Gilligan’s Island,” “Lost in Space,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Shield,” “Star Trek,” “NCIS,” “Max Headroom,” “Batman,” “Survivor,” “Gomorrah,” “The Monkees,” “Narcos,” or even “The Waltons” as the zenith.