In this time of COVID-19 quarantine, most TV shows have had to shut down. But there are a couple of reality shows that have managed to isolate production and forge ahead. Enter Love Island, which features 11 singles who are ready to mingle. Here’s what you need to know about the TV schedule, time, channel, host, cast, and more.
Love Island Season 2 Date & Time: The Love Island premiere is Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a special two-hour episode.
Love Island Season 2 Channel: The U.S. version of this popular reality show airs on CBS.
Love Island Season 2 TV Schedule: The show airs every night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, with a two-hour weekly recap airing Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 10 pm. ET/PT. However, there will be preemptions sometimes, so check your local listing to know for sure if the show is airing that night.
The first preemption is actually happening Wednesday, August 26 because CBS is running new episodes of Big Brother and Tough as Nails, followed by an hour of the 2020 Republican National Convention. But generally, Love Island will air every night of the week at 9 p.m. with the weekly recap airing for two hours on Saturday nights.
Love Island Season 2 Hosts: Arielle Vandenberg returns the host. She is an actress and comedian whose credits include How I Met Your Mother, Greek, The Ugly Truth, Bones, and hosting Car Show for the app Go90. Arielle is an accomplished content creator, sharing her hilarious content with millions of followers per day across her social channels, including her former weekly Snapchat interview series, “Snap Hangs,” which featured Julianne Hough, Sophia Bush, Nina Dobrev, Derek Hough, and Maroon 5’s James Valentine.
Matthew Hoffman returns as the narrator. Hoffman appeared nationally on ABC hosting The Greatest Interview Ever With Matthew Hoffman on “People’s List” (ABC News / People Magazine), starring Jerry O’Connell. Hoffman also hosts the celebrity interview show Sit Down With The Stars for Regal Cinemas and has recently appeared as a special correspondent for Extra. Hoffman can be seen hosting You Know That Scene for Focus Features as well.
Love Island Season 2 Cast: The initial cast is comprised of 11 singles, with new Islanders to be announced and revealed as the season films. The 11 cast members include:
- Kaitlynn Anderson 27, promotions
- Mackenzie Dipman, 24, student
- Tre Forte, 25, personal trainer
- James McCool, 27, personal trainer
- Johnny Middlebrooks, 22, student
- Justine Ndiba, 27, billing coordinator/go-go dancer
- Carrington Rodriguez, 22, sales manager
- Connor Trott, 23, auditor
- Moira Tumas, 28, shopping channel model
- Cely Vazquez, 24, legal secretary
- Jeremiah White, 22, store sales associate
Love Island Season 2 COVID-19 Safety Precautions: All Las Vegas staff and crew working on the production and all cast participating will be within quarantined “bubbles” where they will undergo isolation before production begins and be tested prior to beginning work, and the cast will be tested prior to their participation.
They will also all be regularly tested throughout the season, as well as screened daily for symptoms. Crew and staff will be required to wear PPE and work in pods to enhance social distancing. Stringent and ongoing cleaning and disinfecting protocols in filming and production areas will be in place. In addition, COVID-19 compliance officers will be on staff to monitor and enforce all health and safety COVID-19 protocols.
Love Island Season 2 App: Fans can truly immerse themselves in the experience by using the Love Island app for around-the-clock content, messages, and all the gossip from inside the villa. Users get a say in who is hot and who is not, can stir things up by deciding who stays and who goes packing, and will receive exclusive updates straight to the palm of their hand. It is available for Android and iOS.
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.