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- May 26, 2016
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From memory, Russell Johnson wrote in Here on Gilligan's Isle that Tina Louise was constantly complaining about the show, the scripts, the wardrobe and that she was a Broadway actress and and wanted to get off the island.That website is likely inaccurate. For one, "Gilligan, The Goddess" was produced as the second episode of Season Three but held to air as its last, so it would be highly unusual for that script to contain a list of ideas for Season Four.
Second, I've searched and never found *any* evidence to support the idea that Tina Louise was planning to leave the show at the end of the third season. (Does anyone have proof of someone affiliated with the show saying this?) She tried to get out of her contract during the first year, yes, but she was mollified by CBS and stayed. I've attached some articles from 1967 that give the impression of Louise intending to stick around.
Third, if she was indeed leaving the show, wouldn't common sense suggest that she simply would have been replaced by another actress, not a new character (let alone two)? That would be more logical and likely.