Somewhere between Gilligan’s coconut high jinks and the suspense of Lost lies a 1969 survival drama created by Aaron Spelling and Rod Serling. The New People followed a diverse group of college students whose plane crashes, killing their chaperone and leaving them on a deserted island once intended for nuclear testing (a convenient twist that provides shelter and dune buggies!). Despite its unusual 45-minute length and regular guest stars (Tyne Daly!), New People didn’t make it through the season. ”It was one of our favorite shows to do, but so expensive,” says Spelling (though he was unable to track down a tape of the show, we scored the first episode through the magic of the Internet). ”I wish we had known about it before,” says Damon Lindelof, exec producer of Lost, ”so we could’ve changed Charlie’s [Dominic Monaghan] band name to the New People instead of Driveshaft.”
Posted October 29 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
- 'Dancing With the Stars': Peta Murgatroyd to skip season due to injury
- Jack Black wants to tell you a story in the new 'Goosebumps' trailer
- Wes Craven's 5 most terrifying scenes
- Andrew Garfield compares making 'Spider-Man' movies to 'canning Coke'
- 'Under the Dome' will end this season
- Maisie Williams accepts Guinness World Record on behalf of 'Game of Thrones'
- 'Gotham' sneak peek: Barbara and Jerome cross paths in Arkham
- VMAs 2015 Red Carpet: See All the Looks!
- 16 TV characters who stuck around longer than expected
- Behind Lady Gaga's killer look in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
- 'American Horror Story: Hotel' First Look: 11 EW exclusive photos
- 17 photos of people you forgot hung out at the VMAs
- Reese Witherspoon, Aziz Ansari, Brooks & Julianne and More!