'Love Island': Release date, cast, trailer, news and everything you need to know about the reality dating show

'Love Island': Release date, cast, trailer, news and everything you need to know about the reality dating show

After becoming a smashing success in Britain with celebrity fans like Adele, Paris Hilton and Tom Holland openly declaring their love for the reality show 'Love Island', it was just a matter of time before it found its way to American reality television after CBS commissioned the popular show. Set in the picturesque island of Fiji, the 11 contestants will be staying in a luxurious villa while on their quest to find love. The show will be hosted by the beautiful Arielle Vandenberg (of 'Meet the Browns' and 'Greek' fame). 

Release Date

'Love Island' premieres on Tuesday, July 9, at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS.

Show format

Eleven hot 20-somethings are put up in a villa in Fiji, where they are constantly under surveillance. These contestants, or Islanders as they are referred to, have to couple up and stay coupled up throughout the show and occasionally complete various challenges assigned to them.

'Love Island' has all the ingredients needed for a successful reality show — a bunch of youngsters, drama, romance, fights, and a healthy dose of competition. To shake things up, new islanders will be added regularly to the show. The current Islanders can ditch their existing partners for the new Islanders. The goal of the game is to remain coupled up until the end of the season, the winning couple will receive a cash prize and possibly a new romantic prospect.


The show initially features 11 contestants, five boys and six girls, and as the show progresses, new islanders will be added. The list of 11 islanders was released by CBS on June 30th. These guys are Cashel Barnett, Yamen Sanders, Michael Yi, Weston Richey and Zac Mirabelli. The girls are Kyra Green, Alexandra Stewart, Alana Morrison, Elizabeth Weber, Mallory Santic and Caroline Viehweg.


'Love Island' full cast (CBS)


Adam Sher, David George, and David Eilenberg are the executive producers of the show. When asked what's the difference between 'Love Island' and the other reality dating shows, David Eilenberg says, "(Love Island).. is much more of a romantic ensemble comedy. "Even though there’s a winner at the end of the season, you can really be rooting for everybody to find their right match along the way. And I think that gives it a very different vibe than other dating shows."





On July 8, the official page of 'Love Island' on Twitter posted that they were still casting for new islanders. If you think you or somebody you know would like to spend the summer in the beautiful tropical paradise — Fiji, looking for love, then do consider applying for the casting call. 


Where to watch

You can watch the 90-minute premiere of 'Love Island' on July 9 at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS and CBS All Access, followed by brand new episodes every weekday at 8 pm ET/PT. The series will air its finale on August 7.

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