A special U.S. version of global reality hit Love Island will air this summer on CBS. The one-hour reality series joins CBS’s primetime lineup on July 9, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT. The series will air every weeknight at 8pm through August 7th.
“As the buzziest reality show in the U.K., Love Island has won the hearts of viewers across the pond as well as around the world, creating appointment viewing and fanfare for audiences everywhere. We are thrilled to bring our version of this cultural phenomenon to CBS,” said Sharon Vuong, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming. “This fun, lighthearted series is like watching your favorite romantic comedy five nights a week!”
The U.S. edition host, as well as the cast of season one, will be announced closer to air date.
Love Island is a produced by ITV Entertainment. David George, Adam Sher, David Eilenberg, Simon Thomas, Mandy Morris, Ben Thursby, Richard Foster and Chet Fenster are on board as executive producers. Per CBS, Love Island is “based on a format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group, and distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.”
The Plot, Courtesy of CBS
“Love Island begins as a group of single ‘Islanders’ come together in a stunning villa in Fiji, ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships and, ultimately, relationships. Every few days the Islanders must couple-up – those who fail to find a partner to couple up with risk being dumped from the island. Islanders are on the lookout for romance, but the road to love doesn’t always run smoothly. Challenges abound with new Islander arrivals and dramatic twists as friendships and relationships form.
In addition to choosing their partners wisely, Islanders must also win the hearts of viewers who have the opportunity to shape events on screen and ultimately crown one lucky couple the winner, who will then have the chance to walk away with both love and the cash prize.”