CBS romance reality show Love Island returned this week for its second season of watching sexy singles mingle and couple up in the hopes of finding love and winning over viewers’ hearts so that they can win the cash prize at the end. The show airs nightly at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, with a special recap episode airing Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., but it is not on Wednesday, August 26. Here’s what you need to know about the preemption and the schedule for the next two weeks.
Love Island is Preempted for the Republican National Convention
If the Republican National Convention weren’t airing at 10 p.m. this week, CBS would have new episodes of Big Brother, Love Island, and Tough as Nails to air in primetime, but since the RNC is taking up an hour of time, CBS is sticking with Big Brother and Tough as Nails only tonight.
The next new episode of Love Island will air Thursday at 9 p.m., following the third live eviction on Big Brother season 22 at 8 p.m.
Love Island is Preempted Next Wednesday As Well
The schedule for the next week is as follows:
New episodes are airing at 9 p.m. on August 27, 28, 30, 31, and September 1. The August 29 episode is the Saturday recap and is not considered new, but it’s a great way to get caught up if you missed anything this week.
Then on Wednesday, September 2, Love Island is preempted again for Big Brother and the two-hour finale of Tough as Nails. Then there are new episodes airing September 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
That’s the full schedule we know of so far, though CBS has also said that the show will be preempted on Wednesday, September 16 for the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Show So Far
Then there were couples between Carrington Rodriguez and Kaitlynn Anderson, and Jeremiah White and Justine Ndiba, but they didn’t hit it off like gangbusters, so Carrington then met Kierstan Saulter and Jeremiah met Rachel Lundell. With that mixing things up, Jeremiah seems like he’s going to couple up with Rachel. Tre Forte, who was originally with Cely, has reached out to Justine, but it feels more like an effort to not get eliminated rather than a genuine connection between them.
In fact, fans are a little leery of Tre’s intentions all around, so he might be one to watch for when viewers can vote someone off.
Carrington and Kierstan will probably do the same thing, leaving Kaitlynn as the odd woman out, which means she may be in danger of being the first person eliminated from the villa.
Love Island airs every night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, with a two-hour weekly recap show airing Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 10 pm. ET/PT. This week, the only night it will be preempted is Wednesday, August 26. It will air all other nights of the week this week.