Magnum P.I.'s Jay Hernandez takes his Ferrari for a spin around Hawaii.

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By Nate Millado

From Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. to Love Island and the upcoming NCIS: Hawai'i, the Aloha State has been the unsung co-star of many hit CBS shows—not to mention the jaw-dropping backdrop to some of our favorite Watch photo shoots. Bask in the beauty of Hawaii's stunning vistas, majestic mountains, and picture-perfect beaches featuring Alex O'Loughlin, Jay Hernandez, Arielle Vandenberg, S.W.A.T.'s Shemar Moore, and NCIS' Wilmer Valderrama.

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Island Love

Arielle Vandenberg in a cheetah-print swimsuit

Love Island host Arielle Vandenberg

Photo: Sara Mally.

Did you know? Hawaii isn't just one island but 132, with eight main islands: Ni'ihau, Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, La na'i, Maui, Kaho'olawe, and the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Catch Arielle Vandenberg on the cover of Watch magazine's first-ever Beauty Issue, out now!

Love Island airs Tuesdays through Fridays (9–10 p.m. ET/PT) with a special two-hour episode on Sundays (9–11 p.m. ET/PT) on CBS. Stream anytime on Paramount+.

Gimme Moore

Shemar Moore in Hawaii

Shemar Moore shows off his washboard abs.

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? Hawaii is nicknamed The Aloha State. Aloha means both "hello" and "goodbye."

S.W.A.T. airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Stream anytime on Paramount+.

Smooth Sailing

\u200bNCIS star Wilmer Valderrama operates a catamaran

NCIS' Wilmer Valderrama mans a catamaran in Hawaii.

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? Surfing was invented in Hawaii.

Watch NCIS on Mondays at 9 PM, ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Peaked Interest

Alex O'Loughlin carrying a camera in the mountains of Hawaii

Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O'Loughlin packs a Hawaiian punch.

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? Mauna Kea—not Mount Everest—is the world's tallest mountain. Located on the Big Island, Mauna Kea stands at 33,496 feet tall.

Stream all seasons of Hawaii Five-0 on Paramount+.

Birthplace of Stars

Shemar Moore on a rock along the Maui shoreline

Shemar Moore stands on the Maui shoreline.

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? Many celebrities are from Hawaii, including Barack Obama, Bruno Mars, and The Talk co-host Carrie Ann Inaba.

Forecast: Bright

Wilmer Valderrama on a beach covered in beach chairs

Wilmer Valderrama broods on the beach.

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? A ton of flicks have been filmed in Hawaii, including Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more.

Music to Our Ears, Sight for Sore Eyes

Alex O'Loughlin strums a guitar

Alex O'Loughlin strums a guitar.

Photo: Emily Shur.

Did you know? The state song, "Hawaii Ponoi," was written by King Kalakaua. The state motto—Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono—translates to, "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."

Blue Skies

Shemar Moore smiling near the ocean

Shemar Moore flashing his pearly whites.

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? You can mail a coconut straight from Hawaii—no box needed. Talk about the ultimate souvenir!

Tropical Forests

Jay Hernandez carrying Thomas Magnum and Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins

Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum and Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

Did you know? Hawaii attracts more than 9.3 million visitors every year.

Watch Magnum P.I. Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Tropic Wonder

Alex O'Loughlin hiking in Hawaii Aloha, Alex!

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? Hawaii is the only state with a tropical rainforest.

Pensive in the Pacific

Shemar Moore sitting on the rocks by the ocean

Shemar Moore, on the rocks

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? Hawaii has both the world's most active volcano, located in Kilauea, and the largest dormant volcano, Haleakala on Maui.

Flower Power

Wilmer Valderrama wearing a lei on the grounds of a resort

Wilmer Valderrama wearing a lei at a resort

Photo: Nino Muñoz.

Did you know? Hawaii's state flower is the yellow hibiscus.

Postcard from the Edge

Shemar Moore in workout clothes looking out at the ocean

Shemar Moore takes it all in.

Photo: Kwaku Alston.

Did you know? Although Hawaii is part of the U.S., it's technically not part of North America.

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S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore stepping up his selfie game on social media

Photo: Instagram.

By Nate Millado

They take selfies, post thirst traps, and do TikTok dances! Thanks to social media, fans can connect with celebs from top CBS and The CW shows like never before. Watch rounds up a few of our favorite feeds on Instagram that you should be following right now.

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The Season 3 cast of Love Island

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by Katey Clifford

It's time to get excited, because Love Island has just announced the 12 starting members of the Season 3 cast! This time around, the romantic hopefuls will be searching for their perfect match in Hawaii. Who will be coming in the next wave of contestants? You'll have to watch to find out. Here are the 12 Islanders you'll see on July 7.

Love Island premieres Wednesday, July 7, at 9:30–11 p.m. ET/PT on CBS immediately following the Season 23 premiere of Big Brother on CBS and Paramount+. (You can see the new BB cast here.) Following its season premiere, Love Island will air Thursday and Friday (9–10 p.m. ET/PT) and Sunday (9–11 p.m. ET/PT) during its first week. Then, Love Island airs Tuesdays through Fridays (9–10 p.m. ET/PT) with a special two-hour episode on Sundays (9–11 p.m. ET/PT). And don't miss exclusive Love Island content on Paramount+.

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By Nate Millado

"Brace yourselves, America…get ready for some love, lust—and some very tiny swimsuits!" That's how narrator Matthew Hoffman set the scene—and the tone—of CBS' Love Island last summer. The romantic reality series returns for another round Aug. 24! So whether you're new to the Villa, or just need a refresher, here's everything you need to know about Love Island Season 2.

Love Island premieres Monday, Aug. 24 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access. New episodes air nightly—including a best-of episode each Saturday, featuring highlights of the week, exclusive interviews, and never-before-seen footage—at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

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