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Like Paradise, Love Island plops a solid of engaging of us in a tricked-out seaside mansion within the hopes of making steamy scenes and all of the drama that comes with on the lookout for love (and being put beneath the scrutiny of TV cameras). Unlike BiP, viewers get to vote for his or her favourite couple on the finish of the season and the pair can both share the £50,000 prize (roughly $65,000) or argue over who will get what. So, there is a bit extra technique concerned for the denizens of Love Island than simply hooking up. It’s not solely about discovering love, it is about discovering love and profitable the hearts of America whereas they’re at it. Anyone trying to get a style of what is to come back can catch previous seasons of the U.Okay. sequence on Hulu.
“Love Island has been a massive success overseas,” Sharon Vuong, senior vp of different programming at CBS, informed The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re thrilled that ITV has partnered with us to bring their most successful show to American television. Having seen the reaction of audiences across the pond and around the world to this most recent season, we expect American viewers will be captivated by this engaging format.”
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Currently, Love Island airs on ITV2 and has been on the airwaves for 4 seasons. Just how massive is it, although? BARB, the British scores service, reviews that 15% of the British viewing inhabitants tunes in, which suggests about 2.eight million viewers cannot get sufficient of the present. There could also be a little bit of a format change when the present airs, nonetheless. ITV2 airs Love Island six nights every week. That can be an enormous dedication for CBS, so it is unlikely to be a precise copy of the present when it arrives on America’s shores. There’s no official air date simply but, however Deadline says to anticipate it subsequent spring or summer season.
CBS is hoping Love Island follows within the footsteps of Big Brother, one other U.Okay. import. If the community can snag its very personal model of Bachelor Nation—and it appears to be like like Love Island has every thing to get precisely that—the present is bound to be greater than only a summer season fling.