CBS’ ‘Love Island’ to premiere July 9 and air nightly

Get ready for more summer lovin!

CBS announced on Wednesday afternoon that the US version of the UK hit show Love Island will premiere on July 9 and will air five nights a week until its finale on August 7.

“As the buzziest reality show in the U.K., Love Island has won the hearts of viewers across the pond as well as around the world, creating appointment viewing and fanfare for audiences everywhere,” said Sharon Vuong, senior VP alternative programming at CBS in a statement. “We are thrilled to bring our version of this cultural phenomenon to CBS. This fun, light-hearted series is like watching your favorite romantic comedy five nights a week.”

Across the pond in the U.K., Love Island smashed records on ITV2. The series four finale brought in 3.6 million viewers, the biggest audience in channel history.

Love Island was the most watched program in its slot across all channels and the most watched program for 16-34s, with 1.6 million 16-34 viewers,” ITV said in a statement.

For those who aren’t familiar with UK show, it brings together contestants called “islanders” and puts them all in a villa under video surveillance. They then must couple up and try to find love or friendship in order to win some money. The couple who outlasts the others will win the grand prize of £50,000 ($66,000).

Are you excited for Love Island to make its stateside debut? Let me know in the comments below!

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