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Hosts
Arielle Vandenberg (2019-2021)
Sarah Hyland (2022-present)
Voice Overs
Matthew Hoffman (2019-2021)
Iain Stirling (2022-present)
Broadcast
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CBS: 7/9/2019-8/15/2021
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Peacock: 7/19/2022-present
Packager
ITV Entertainment

Love Island (also known as Love Island USA since Season 4 and stylized as love island) is an American adaptation of the hit British reality series of the same name that's filled with romance and relationships where a group of singles (most commonly known in the series as "Islanders") come together in a villa (later at The Cromwell Las Vegas in season 2, Ninole, Hawaii in season 3 & Santa Barbara, California in season 4). According to the season 4 tagline, the show becomes "Sexier. Steamier. Streamier."

Premise[]

The series begins as a group of single "Islanders" come together in a stunning villa in Fiji (later The Cromwell Las Vegas in season 2, Ninole, Hawaii in season 3 and Santa Barbara, California in season 4), ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships and ultimate 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 Islanders 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.

International Versions[]

Countries that have done their versions of Love Island include:

  • Australia
  • Canada (Quebec)
  • Belgium (Flanders)
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom (county that originated the program)

Trivia[]

Originally, on February 22, 2006, it was announced that an American version of Celebrity Love Island was in development at MyNetworkTV, However, the show was not produced.

On August 8, 2018, it was reported that CBS acquired the rights to an American non-celebrity version of the series from ITV Studios and Motion Content Group with David George, Adam Sher, and David Eilenberg serving as executive producers. Simon Thomas, Mandy Morris, Ben Thursby, Richard Foster and Chet Fenster later joined the series as additional executive producers in addition to the original three.

Although ratings were low for season 1, it was taped at the Villa on the Island of Fiji. Season 2 is taped at The Cromwell Las Vegas with strict quarantine measures expected to be in place due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

The show will move to the Peacock streaming service for its later seasons (beginning in season 4) starting this July, with former Modern Family star Sarah Hyland as the new host.

Voice Over from the 2022 version, Iain Stiring was also the voice over for the original British version since 2020.

Related Show[]

Por Amor o Por Dinero - Translated as For Love or For Money, this was the short-lived Spanish-language version that aired on Telemundo from 2021 until 2022.

Links[]

CBS version
Peacock version
Article about the original British version (courtesy of ukgameshows.com)

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