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‘Love Island’ to air from Las Vegas, starting Aug. 24

Updated August 5, 2020 - 9:57 am

The Cromwell is ready for its close-up.

CBS confirmed on Wednesday that Season 2 of “Love Island” will air six nights a week from the Las Vegas Strip hotel, beginning with a two-hour premiere Aug. 24.

New episodes will air each weekday at 9 p.m., with a two-hour recap episode featuring new interviews and footage debuting each Saturday at 8 p.m.

Host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman will return to the show.

The network and ITV Entertainment, which produces the romance-themed reality series, also outlined some of the safety protocols that will be in place inside The Cromwell, which has remained closed to the public since its March shutdown.

Cast, staff and crew members will be isolated before filming starts. They will be tested for COVID-19 before the season begins and regularly throughout, in addition to undergoing daily symptom checks.

Staff and crew members will be required to wear personal protective equipment and work in small groups to allow for social distancing.

Additionally, COVID-19 compliance officers will be on site to monitor and enforce these and additional safety protocols.

Cast members will be announced closer to the premiere.

The next season of ABC’s “Shark Tank” also will film in Las Vegas, but the network and its production company have declined to provide details.

Contact Christopher Lawrence at clawrence@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4567. Follow @life_onthecouch on Twitter.

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