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While the British variation of Love Island may have canceled this year, the U.S. version is moving forward as prepared– because our country has dealt with the pandemic so much better? … um?
The 2nd season of CBS’ PG-13 version of the risque UK reality hit will premiere Monday, Aug. 24, and the production is loading its cast of hot and randy singles into a Las Vegas hotel (teaser video above).
From the release: “All Las Vegas personnel and team working on the production and all cast taking part will be within quarantined “bubbles” where they will undergo seclusion prior to production starts and be checked prior to starting work, and the cast will be tested prior to their participation. They will also all be frequently checked throughout the season, as well as screened daily for symptoms. Crew and staff will be needed to use PPE and operate in pods to improve social distancing. Rigid and continuous cleansing and sanitizing procedures in filming and production locations will remain in place. In addition, COVID-19 compliance officers will be on personnel to keep an eye on and implement all health and wellness COVID-19 procedures.”
Hot! Nothing kindles romance like day-to-day nasal swabs by a medical group in PPE.
The hotel being utilized is The Cromwell. You may have formerly heard of this hotel when it was mentioned previously in this paragraph.
Once once again, the singles need to find their method into couples or danger being voted off the show. However this time the stakes are higher than ever as reality program removal means being booted from the production’s highly safe, heavily tested, Covid-free bubble and back out into our real-world dystopia– hook up, Islanders, link for your lives!
The episodes will air nighttime after the series best since, after all, what else does CBS (or any other broadcaster) have that’s new to air right now? (Also, to be reasonable, that was also the format CBS utilized when airing in 2015’s season 1).
The relocation comes on the heels of CBS moving forward with Big Sibling, a reality series that’s like Love Island other than nothing of effect ever occurs.