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Love Island USA is an American dating reality show based on the British series Love Island. The first season premiered on July 9, 2019 on CBS and is scheduled to air its third season on July 7.

History

On August 8, 2018, it was announced that CBS had acquired the rights to produce an American adaption of the British reality series.[1] On June 20, 2019, it was announced that Arielle Vandenberg would be hosting the series.[2]

On August, 1, 2019 it was announced that CBS had renewed the series for a second season.[3] It was initially scheduled to premiere on May 21, 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was subsequently placed on hold until August 24. Filming for the second season took place at The Cromwell in Las Vegas instead of an international destination due to international travel restrictions related to COVID-19.[4]

On January 27, 2021, the series was renewed for a third season with filming taking place in Hawaii.[5] On May 13, 2021, it was announced that the third season will premiere on July 7, 2021.[6]

Format

Love Island involves a group of contestants, referred to as Islanders, living in isolation from the outside world in a villa in Fiji, constantly under video surveillance. To survive in the villa the Islanders must be coupled up with another Islander, whether it be for love, friendship or money, as the overall winning couple receives $100,000. On the first day, the Islanders couple up for the first time based on first impressions, but over the duration of the series, they are forced to "re-couple" where they can choose to remain in their current couple or swap and change.

Any Islander who remains single after the coupling is eliminated and "dumped" from the island. Islanders can also be eliminated via a public vote during the series. The public can vote for their favorite couple or who they think is the most compatible through the Love Island app available on smartphones. Couples who receive the fewest votes risk being eliminated. Often a twist has occurred where it has been up to the Islanders to eliminate couples. During the final week, the public vote for which couple they want to win the series and therefore take home the prize.

Whilst in the villa, each Islander has their own phone in which they can only contact other Islanders via text – or receive texts informing them of the latest challenges, dumping, or re-coupling. Islanders and couples are typically faced with many games and challenges to take part in designed to test their physical and mental ability, with the winners getting special prizes afterward. Some Islanders are also sent on dates outside the villa or can win dates by winning challenges.

Broadcast

The series opened with a 90-minute series premiere on July 9, 2019 and aired every weeknight until August 7, 2019 over which twenty-two episodes aired.[7]

Series Overview

Season No. of Episodes No. of Islanders Originally Aired (U.S. dates) Winners Runner-ups
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 22 25 July 9, 2019 August 7, 2019 Elizabeth Weber and Zac Mirabelli Dylan Curry and

Alexandra Stewart

2 34 31 August 24, 2020 September 30, 2020 Caleb Corprew and Justine Ndiba Cely Vazquez and Johnny Middlebrooks
3 40 34 July 7, 2021 August 15, 2021 Olivia Kaiser and Korey Gandy Kyra Lizama and Will Moncada
4 2022 2022

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