U.S. version of 'Love Island' confirmed

Posted on FEB 07, 2019

The UK show, described as a combination of-Bachelor in Paradise and-Big Brother, has run for four seasons.

CBS will broadcast the U.S. version of the UK's popular dating showLove Island, according toDeadline.

The UK show, described as a combination ofBachelor in Paradise andBig Brother, has run for four seasons. Over the course of six weeks in an island retreat, single people partner up -- for love, friendship, or simply strategy -- to compete in various challenges in the hopes of winning a50,000 prize. New cast members are frequently introduced, and old ones are voted off by other competitors and fans, who use an app to support their favorite couples.
The fourth season's finale last week ranked as the most-watched program ever on ITV2, which broadcasts the show. A fifth season is in the works.

The U.S. show will be produced by ITV Entertainment, and while a premiere date has not been announced, the show is already expected to make a splash.

"Having seen the reaction of audiences 'across the pond' and around the world to this most recent season, we expect American viewers will be captivated by this engaging format," said Sharon Vuong, CBS's head of alternative programming. "Additionally,Love Islandis more than a pop sensation; this series has generated compelling 'sociological think pieces' in major publications here and abroad."

The first three seasons of the originalLove Island are currently available on Hulu, so American viewers will have plenty of time to catch up on the dramatic series before the U.S. show makes its debut