Love Island has been dumped by CBS…
And matched up with Peacock.
The hit actuality sequence is on the transfer after three seasons at CBS.
Usually paired with Large Brother in the summertime in its former house, Love Island spanned a number of hours of the line-up.
Nevertheless, the previous house needed to deliver the present again for a fourth season with much less episodes.
ITV was tired of such a transfer and took the favored format in the marketplace, and Peacock has picked up two seasons in a “extremely aggressive” bidding state of affairs.
The speedy change is that the 2 seasons will shoot in California, doubtless in response to COVID-19, which compelled the second season to shoot in Las Vegas.
The streaming version of the sequence guarantees to be “hotter than ever because the Islanders couple up in a horny new villa and compete in naughtier video games and steamier challenges,” in line with the service.
“As we proceed to make Peacock a vacation spot for must-watch authentic programming, partnering with a world powerhouse like ITV allows us to construct on their internationally beloved codecs to draw all new followers to the platform,” mentioned Susan Rovner, Chairman Leisure Content material, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming.
Added Jenny Groom, EVP Leisure Unscripted Content material, “’Love Island’ is a extremely addictive courting format that’s primed for a streaming service like Peacock the place we are able to push boundaries and produce viewers steamy and dramatic twists.”
“The sequence took popular culture by storm after the UK format discovered followers the world over, and we’re thrilled to have the ability to deliver an all-new model to Peacock this summer time anchoring our unscripted slate.”
“This actually is an unprecedented deal for an unscripted model,” mentioned ITV America CEO David George.
“Peacock and NBCU are the right house for Love Island due to their technique to develop the present, using the better NBCU tv portfolio and different platforms to assist propel the sequence.”
“That dedication, coupled with a two-season dedication on Peacock, sealed the deal.”
“We’re extremely excited to raise the present by a daring new collaboration.”
The sequence has not been met with identical response within the U.S. as its UK counterpart, however it did carry out properly sufficient amongst youthful viewers to grow to be a staple of the CBS summer time schedule.
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