ABC has a new reality Survivor type show called Castaways. And this show is really like the hit show Lost, but this is real-life and not a Hollywood show. 12 diverse individuals are dropped alone throughout various islets in Indonesia and challenged to survive among washed-up luggage, scattered resources and abandoned structures while knowing there are other castaways out there but unaware of how many, their locations or when they will be rescued. The only way to leave the remote islands is to persevere long enough to be rescued or to quit. As dramatic situations unfold, the series flashes back to the real lives of each participant in documentary fashion, demonstrating haunting parallels to the lives they left behind.
Yes, this really does sound like Lost. And on the first season, someone from Alabama is on the show! Robbie Gibbons is from Homewood, and was cast onto the show and left stranded on an island in the South Pacific. In the show, Robbie is a big guy who likes to eat food. In an interview done by ABC 33/40, Robbie looks a lot healthier now! He has lost over 175 pounds since the show.
Castaways will air on ABC Tuesday night at 9 pm Central and Saturday night at 7 pm Central.
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