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ITV boss defends ‘Love Island’ as half-year results unveiled

ITV boss Carolyn McCall has defended Love Island’s duty of care as the broadcaster prepares to roll out a winter series of the format just months after facing calls for its cancellation.  Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme this morning, McCall was grilled about the future of the show rather than ITV’s half-year results, unveiled […]

‘Love Island’ to get two-series run on ITV2 in 2020

Love Island will get its first winter series on UK broadcaster ITV2 next year. The hit format will return in early 2020 with a South Africa-set instalment of the programme. A winter-time series of the show, in line with programmes such as Big Brother which previously aired spin-off show Celebrity Big Brother in the same year, […]

Fremantle takes ITV2 back to ‘Supermarket Sweep’

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is bringing back classic gameshow Supermarket Sweep after ordering a 20-episode series for its ITV2 network. The 20 x 60 minute show is being produced by Fremantle-owned producer Thames and will return to screens as a primetime nightly show, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal. The series will run over four weeks and […]

‘Love Island’ returns with record viewers despite recent controversy

The fifth series of ITV2’s Love Island has launched with 3.3m viewers — its most-watched launch to date — despite recent controversy surrounding the programme. The hit format, in which singles are coupled up in a villa in Mallorca for eight weeks, won the 9pm slot with a 18.5% share and peaked with 3.7m — […]

ITV2, Hulu partner on zombie canal boat comedy ‘Zomboat!’

ITV2 and Hulu have partnered for the first time to commission a zombie comedy from Noho Film & Television production, part of ITV Studios. Zomboat! is 6 x 30-minute series set against a zombie apocalypse unleashed in Birmingham that sees sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, flee for their […]

‘Love Island’ reveals key changes to contestant duty of care

ITV has outlined new duty of care processes for contestants in its hit reality series Love Island, including therapy sessions, social media and financial training, and a minimum of 14 months of ‘proactive’ contact after the series. The move comes amid heightened concern about the impact of reality shows on participants’ mental health, and follows […]

ITV responds to ‘Love Island’ backlash with bolstered aftercare

ITV has said it is extending its “support processes” for Love Island contestants following the suicide of 2017 cast member Mike Thalassitis.  The channel released a lengthy statement on Tuesday (19 March) highlighting that it is retooling its aftercare process following a recently concluded six-month review. “This review has led us to extend our support processes to offer […]

ITV’s Love Island heads to Belgium, the Netherlands & Poland

ITV Studios and Motion Content Group hit format Love Island will be adapted in Belgium and Poland in 2019. In Belgium, SBS has licensed the format and will co-produce with RTL in the Netherlands. This will feature Islanders from both countries and be co-produced by Lecter Belgium and ITV Studios Netherlands. Elsewhere, Polsat has ordered […]

The Nordics take on ITV’s Love Island

ITV Studios (ITVS) has sold its record-breaking format Love Island across the Nordics in Denmark, Finland and Norway. TV3 has ordered the show in Denmark and Norway, while MTV3 has commissioned it in Finland. ITV Studios’ local production labels, United Productions, ITVS Norway and ITVS Finland, will produce the show in their respective territories. All three […]

ITV2 pairs Love Island’s Chris and Kem

Twenty Six 03 Entertainment, the entertainment and formats joint venture founded by Duncan Gray and Cineflix Media, is reuniting Love Island stars Chris and Kem for a new ITV2 reality show in which viewers take them on in spontaneous challenges of their own choosing. You vs. Chris and Kem (WT) sees Chris and Kem put […]

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