The villa dating show
Since they're always hooked up to a microphone, you get to hear every juicy bit of gossip as it goes down. The islanders (as they're called) are all in tip-top shape. They're also in bikinis and swim trunks for most of the show. Instead, they are given phones that ping with dates, fun challenges and messages about coupling ceremonies. You might think that's what it would come down to, but actually YOU get a say!
The couples all sleep together in a massive room full of beds. The cast will spend all their time at a breathtaking villa in Fiji. So while they may not be romantically interested in each other, contestants who want to stay in the villa and will do whatever it takes to hang in there including coupling up with someone they don't like. That means they can't text, tweet, use Instagram, or even call their mom.
Contestants will return to the Love Island villa, situated in Fiji, for another run next summer.
The announcement was made during the TCA summer press tour by CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl and Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment While the show hasn’t quite exploded in the overnight ratings, it has performed well for a young audience, bringing the network’s average down considerably during its timeslot.
Throughout the course of the season Islanders will be presented challenges and more than a few twists and turns along the way all while residing in the beautiful villa.
Check out the video above for a full tour of the island’s spacious abode and be sure to tune in Tuesday night at PM ET/PT to catch all the drama and fun right from the get go.
“The intensity of their social media engagement has created tremendous enthusiasm for the series here at the Network. fans are just as passionate and engaged and we look forward to building on that foundation with another fun season next summer.” “CBS has been a fantastic partner, understanding and supporting right from the get-go the value of Love Island as a format that transcends linear TV.
We love the show’s creative execution and can’t wait for next season.” Sherman added, “After its first season, the UK version exploded via word of mouth and social media to become a huge hit, and its viewership has grown every year. We’re thrilled to be their partner on this show and to be working together on a new season we’re confident will continue to draw and enthrall viewers across platforms,” added ITV America CEO David George.
"Our audience craves reality, and in most cases, these are brand new series for them.
The series is based on a format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group, and distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
“The passion of audience is incredible,” said Kahl.
The couple that makes it all the way to the end wins a cash prize.
Excluding the five nights a week scheduling, it all sounds pretty standard for a reality show.