On the heel of the rumors of “Big Brother” returning in mid August comes word that season two of CBS relationship/reality series “Love Island” is moving production from Fiji to Las Vegas. The series has reportedly begun pre-production at Caesars-owned hotel Cromwell, and will doing regular testing for COVID-19 as well as adhere to social distancing. The new contestants will be quarantined prior to shooting.
Based on the UK series, “Love Island” showcases a group of sexy singles looking for love in an exotic locale and pairs them off to avoid elimination, with a cash prize awaiting the winning couple. Season one aired on CBS last summer with contestants on an island in Fiji, and filming was set to begin in May on season two, but an international location was scrapped this time around due to coronavirus concerns. While not a hit based on the audience size, “Love Island” is an attraction for younger aged viewers, which is a positive for the Eye net, which traditionally skews older.