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Dawn Wells, Mary Ann from 'Gilligan's Island,' Joins Cast of 'Pastor Greg,' World's First Christian Sit-Com

Contact: Dave Bohon, WDC Media, 612-940-8406, davebohon@wdcmedia.com


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- A generation of Baby-Boomers remember her as Mary Ann, the farm fresh castaway who dolled up the prime-time sit-com “Gilligan’s Island” during the mid-1960s. But where is she now?


Good News! Dawn Wells, who was an integral part of the “Gilligan’s Island” team for its entire 1964-67 run, has joined the cast of another runaway hit -- “Pastor Greg,” the world’s first Christian sit-com.


“Pastor Greg,” which debuted last year to rave reviews and awesome audience response, is gearing up for its second season on both Christian networks and over 100 network affiliates nationwide. Wells is thrilled to be part of this innovative effort in faith-based television. “It takes a lot of vision, creativity, and teamwork – as well as a whacky sense of humor -- to make a hit TV sit-com,” said wells. “I think we may have another comedy classic in the making.”


The first season of this groundbreaking half-hour comedy found Greg Wilson, a former gambling, drinking “lost soul” who comes to faith, answering the call to pastor a small-town church. With his casual dress and unconventional ways, Pastor Greg unwittingly stirs things up before winning over the church’s feisty congregation. In the process he helps his congregant clan discover some important truths about love, forgiveness, faith, and God’s family.


“With season two we’re adding some exciting twists and turns to ‘Pastor Greg,’” said Greg Robbins, the show’s creator who, incidentally, also plays the role of Pastor Greg. “Pastor Greg reconnects with an old girlfriend, leads her to faith, and they end up getting married. There’s also a brand new, up-beat church for the pair to pastor, with a whole set of zany, off-the-wall, and unforgettable congregational characters. Hey, it’s just like real church!”


Viewers are also introduced to Pastor Greg’s mom, played to perfection by Dawn Wells. “Dawn brings veteran comic timing and a perfect understanding of how to pull the most out of the role,” said Robbins. “We’re honored to have her as a member of the Pastor Greg team.”


While “Pastor Greg” is, indeed, the world’s first “Christian” sit-com, Robbins said viewers shouldn’t expect a lot of religion. “You’re not going to run into any Bible-thumping or religiosity on the show, unless we’re poking good-natured fun at some of the folks we’ve actually known at church,” explained Robbins. “We use humor to deal with life issues everyone faces, and try to show folks living out their faith in the real world.”


To find out more about “Pastor Greg” visit www.pastorgreg.tv.