Love Island (American TV series)
|Also known as||Love Island USA|
|Based on||Love Island|
by Richard Cowles
|Presented by||Arielle Vandenberg|
|Starring||Love Island cast members|
|Narrated by||Matthew Hoffman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9 (list of episodes)|
|Production company(s)||ITV Entertainment|
|Distributor||ITV Studios Global Entertainment|
Motion Content Group
|Original release||July 9, 2019 –|
|Related shows||Love Island|
Love Island (stylized as love island and also known as Love Island USA outside of the U.S.,) is an American dating reality show based on the British series Love Island. The series was announced and commissioned on August 8, 2018, by CBS. It premiered on July 9, 2019, on CBS. The series is simulcast in Canada on CTV.
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.
On February 22, 2006, it was announced that an American version of Celebrity Love Island was in development at My Network TV but never materialized. On August 8, 2018, it was reported that CBS acquired the rights to an American non-celebrity version of the series from ITV Studios and Motion Content Group with David George, Adam Sher, and David Eilenberg serving as executive producers. Simon Thomas, Mandy Morris, Ben Thursby, Richard Foster, and Chet Fenster later joined the series as additional executive producers in addition to the original three. Arielle Vandenberg was later announced to be hosting the series.
The series opened with a 90-minute premiere on July 9, 2019, and airs every weeknight until August 7, 2019; as of right now, twenty-two episodes are scheduled. In addition, the series is simulcast on CTV in Canada.
The initial Islanders for the series were revealed on June 30, 2019, other Islanders were released at later dates.
|Alexandra Stewart||25||Los Angeles, California||Day 1||Participating|||
|Caroline "Caro" Viehweg||21||Los Angeles, California||Day 1||Participating|
|Cashel Barnett||27||Sacramento, California||Day 1||Participating|
|Dylan Curry||25||San Diego, California||Day 4||Participating|
|Elizabeth Weber||24||New York, New York||Day 1||Participating|
|Katrina Dimaranan||25||San Francisco, California||Day 7||Participating|
|Kyra Green||22||Los Angeles, California||Day 1||Participating|
|Weston Richey||25||Dallas, Texas||Day 1||Participating|
|Winston Hines||29||Lexington, Kentucky||Day 9||Participating|
|Yamen Sanders||24||Los Angeles, California||Day 1||Participating|
|Zac Mirabelli||22||Chicago, Illinois||Day 1||Participating|
|Christen McAllister||24||Los Angeles, California||Day 7||Day 11||Dumped|
|Cormac Murphy||26||New York, New York||Day 4||Day 11||Dumped|
|Alana Morrison||21||New Haven, Connecticut||Day 1||Day 9||Dumped|
|Mallory Santic||25||Vancouver, Washington||Day 1||Day 9||Dumped|
|Michael Yi||29||Miami, Florida||Day 1||Day 5||Dumped|
- Background colors:
indicates an Islander who entered the villa on Day 1.
indicates an Islander who entered the villa after Day 1.
|No.||Title||Day(s)||Original air date ||US viewers|
|1||"Episode 1"||Days 1–2||July 9, 2019||2.61||0.6/3|
After the first five girls entered the villa, they were given time to meet each other. Then, they moved to the pool where they picked the couples. The guys, one at a time, picked which girl they wanted to be paired with. To help the guys, the girls would step forward when they felt an attraction. Cashel picked Caro, Yamen picked Alana, Zac picked Elizabeth, Weston picked Mallory, and Michael picked Alexandra. Immediately after, Kyra walked in and was told that in 24 hours, she could steal one of the guys. After the couples were created, the Islanders were able to mingle until they eventually went to bed.On Day 2, Kyra tried to make connections with the guys; she admitted to the girls that she felt attracted to three of them: Weston, Yamen, and Cashel. That night, Kyra received a text saying it was time for her to choose and that all of the islanders had to move to the fire pit. The episode was left on a cliffhanger.
|2||"Episode 2"||Days 2–3||July 10, 2019||2.59||0.6/4|
At the re-coupling, Kyra picked Cashel. This left Caro single. After receiving a text, it was revealed that at the end of the week, someone would be left single and would be dumped. It was also revealed that Kyra and Cashel would immediately go on their first date. That night, after Kyra and Cashel came back from the date, Caro isolated herself the rest of the Islanders.
On Night 3, it was revealed to viewers that America could vote on which two girls the two new Islanders, Cormac and Dylan, should go on dates with.
|3||"Episode 3"||Days 3–4||July 11, 2019||2.51||0.6/4|
On Day 4, Cormac and Dylan entered the villa. Cormac tells Caro that he was initially attracted to her, but admits in his confessional he is attracted to all of them. Dylan feels closer with Alexandra than anyone else.America decided Dylan should go on a date with Alexandra and Cormac should go on a date with Caro. After their dates, both guys got a text telling them to choose another girl to go on a date with immediately. Dylan chose to go on a date with Mallory and Cormac chose Elizabeth; however, the episode was left on a cliffhanger.
|4||"Episode 4"||Days 4–5||July 12, 2019||2.03||0.4/3|
Dylan and Mallory along with Cormac and Elizabeth went on their dates, while Caro and Alexandra started talking about their dates back at the villa.
Caro received a text on Day 5 informing the Islanders of the re-coupling that night. The girls all chose one guy. The one guy not chosen will become the first Islander to be dumped. At the re-coupling, Kyra picked Cashel, Elizabeth picked Zac, Alana picked Yamen, Mallory picked Weston, Alexandra picked Dylan, and Caro picked Cormac. At the end of the re-coupling, Michael was not picked and was dumped.
|5||"Episode 5"||Days 5–7||July 15, 2019||1.98||0.5/3|
Mallory and Weston talk and decide it would be best if they were to just stay friends.
The guys pranked the girls with a fake text from Love Island. This left Mallory and a few other girls mad a Weston for pranking them. Alexandra and Dylan were informed that they would be spending the night in the Hideaway. As the Islanders celebrated Weston's birthday, Weston received a text informing the Islanders that two new girls, Christen and Katrina, will enter the villa.
|6||"Episode 6"||Days 7–8||July 16, 2019||2.25||0.5/3|
After the girls walked in, the other girls stayed up in the balcony who decided not to care that two new girls walked in. The guys started immediately showing the girls around and offered to give them a slice of the birthday cake. Then, they played a game where they had to keep a card on their lips using suction. On the card was a dare. When an Islander drops a card, they have to perform the dare.On Day 8, Katrina and Christen were informed they would be speed dating all of the boys. Each date lasted only two minutes. The girls were able to watch the dates, although they weren't able to hear them. During that night, Katrina and Christen had to send one girl to the Hideaway. They got to sleep with the girl's partner. Katrina chose Weston and Christen chose Yamen. The episode was left on a cliffhanger. During the credits, it was revealed Big Brother 20 alum Winston would be entering the villa.
|7||"Episode 7"||Days 8–9||July 17, 2019||2.40||0.5/3|
Mallory and Alana went to spend the night in the Hideaway. While at the Hideaway, Christen and Katrina went on a date with Weston and Yamen, respectively. Weston received a text the next morning saying there would be a re-coupling where the guys picked which girl he wants to be coupled up with. The two girls who were not picked would be at risk to be dumped.
Dylan received a text that night informing the Islanders of the re-coupling. At the re-coupling, Dylan picked Alexandra, Zac picked Elizabeth, Cormac picked Caro, Cashel picked Kyra, Weston picked Katrina, and Yamen picked Christen. The girls were immediately dumped. Immediately after the re-coupling, Kyra received a text from Winston inviting her on a date. The episode was left on a cliffhanger.
|8||"Episode 8"||Days 9–10||July 18, 2019||2.25||0.5/3|
Before Kyra goes on the date, she talks with the girls about how she and Cashel don't connect well. She went on the date with Winston. After the date, Kyra and Cashel talk about how they aren't really connecting, but still really like each other.
On Day 10, Winston got to have one meal with three girls: Katrina for the starter, Alexandra for the main course, and Caro for the dessert.
It was revealed to America that we would be voting for the most compatible couple. The couple with the least amount of votes will be at risk of getting dumped in the next episode.
|9||"Episode 9"||Days 10–11||July 19, 2019||TBD||TBA|
Cracks started forming in relationships between Kyra & Cashel, Caro & Cormac, and Christen & Yamen; however, some relationships strengthened in Alexandra & Dylan and Elizabeth & Zac. On Day 11, Kyra received a text telling them about the game.
At the elimination, it was announced that the couple with the least amount of votes from the public vote would be dumped. In the order that they were saved the safe couples were Alexandra & Dylan, Katrina & Weston, Elizabeth & Zac, and Kyra & Cashel. As it came down to Caro & Cormac and Christen & Yamen, the four safe couples were told to vote two of the four vulnerable Islanders out, one from each couple. They voted out Cormac and Christen, and they were dumped. Caro and Yamen became single.
At the end of the episode, it was revealed that the Love-liner would be bringing in several new Islanders.
|10||"Episode 10"||TBA||July 22, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|11||"Episode 11"||TBA||July 23, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|12||"Episode 12"||TBA||July 24, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|13||"Episode 13"||TBA||July 25, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|14||"Episode 14"||TBA||July 26, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|15||"Episode 15"||TBA||July 29, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|16||"Episode 16"||TBA||July 30, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|17||"Episode 17"||TBA||July 31, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|18||"Episode 18"||TBA||August 1, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|19||"Episode 19"||TBA||August 2, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|20||"Episode 20"||TBA||August 5, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|21||"Episode 21"||TBA||August 6, 2019||TBD||TBA|
|22||"Episode 22"||TBA||August 7, 2019||TBD||TBA|
Coupling and elimination history
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Final|
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 5||Day 9||Day 11|
|Dylan||Not in Villa||Alexandra||Alexandra||Safe|
|Katrina||Not in Villa||Weston||Safe|
|Winston||Not in Villa||Exempt|
|Christen||Not in Villa||Yamen||Vulnerable||Dumped|
|Cormac||Not in Villa||Caro||Caro||Vulnerable||Dumped|
Least amount of votes to save
Least amount of votes to save
- ^Note 1 : Kyra entered after the initial coupling and was told that after twenty-four hours she'd be allowed to steal a guy from another girl.
- ^Note 2 : America voted for which Islanders were the most compatible couples. The two couples with the least votes would be up for dumping. The safe couples then had to vote for one person from each couple to keep on the Island. The person from each couple with the least amount of votes to save was dumped from the Island. After Christen and Cormac were dumped, Caro and Yamen became single.
- ^Note 3 : As Winston was not in a couple at the time he was given immunity from dumping.
|No.||Title||Air date||Timeslot (ET)||Rating/share
|1||"Episode 1"||July 9, 2019||Tuesday 8:00 p.m.||0.6/3||2.61||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|2||"Episode 2"||July 10, 2019||Wednesday 8:00 p.m.||0.6/4||2.59||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|3||"Episode 3"||July 11, 2019||Thursday 8:00 p.m.||0.6/4||2.51||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|4||"Episode 4"||July 12, 2019||Friday 8:00 p.m.||0.4/3||2.03||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|5||"Episode 5"||July 15, 2019||Monday 8:00 p.m.||0.5/3||1.98||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|6||"Episode 6"||July 16, 2019||Tuesday 8:00 p.m.||0.5/3||2.25||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|7||"Episode 7"||July 17, 2019||Wednesday 8:00 p.m.||0.5/3||2.40||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|8||"Episode 8"||July 18, 2019||Thursday 8:00 p.m.||0.5/3||2.25||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|9||"Episode 9"||July 19, 2019||Friday 8:00 p.m.||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
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