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Temptation Island (TV series)

Temptation Island is an American reality television program broadcast on Fox in which several couples agreed to live with a group of singles of the opposite sex, in order to test the strength of their relationships. The first season of the show was taped on Ambergris Caye in Belize.

Temptation Island
Genre Reality television
Written by Aliyah Silverstein
Brendan Wentworth
Presented by Mark L. Walberg
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 26
Production
Location(s) Ambergris Caye, Belize
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Fox World
Distributor Fox Television Studios
20th Television
Release
Original network Fox
Original release January 10, 2001 (2001-01-10) – September 29, 2003 (2003-09-29)

A ratings hit, Season 1 premiered on January 10, 2001 and aired its finale on February 28, 2001. The show was controversial from the get-go, something that Fox hoped would drive ratings. Four male contestants lived in one section with a dozen female models, and the four female contestants lived in another section with a dozen attractive men. The initial couples were Kaya Wittenburg and Valerie Penso, Mandy Lauderdale and Billy Cleary, Ytossie Patterson and Taheed Watson, and Andy Lukei and Shannon Roghair. Patterson and Watson were removed from the show when the producers learned that the pair had children together. The remaining three couples continued. Season 2 premiered on October 31, 2001 and delivered poor ratings.[1] After a nearly two-year layoff, a third edition of the series premiered on August 28, 2003. Like Season 2, Season 3 also delivered poor ratings.[2]

Mark L. Walberg hosted all three editions. Reruns once aired on Hulu, but are no longer available there.

The program on which Temptation Island is based was created by Endemol and then bought and adapted by different countries.

International versionsEdit

Country Name Host Channel First year aired
  Argentina Confianza ciega Leo Montero Canal 9 2001
  Australia Temptation Island Peter Colquhoun Channel 7 December 21, 2002
  Brazil Ilha da Sedução Babi Xavier SBT 2002
2003
  Bulgaria Островът на изкушението
Ostrovat na izkushenyeto
Vitomir Saraivanov Nova TV November 1, 2007 – January 18, 2008
  Chile Amor a Prueba Karla Constant Mega December 1, 2014
  Finland Temptation Island Suomi Sami Kuronen nelonen 2015
  France L'Île de la tentation Stéphane Bouillaud
Céline Géraud
TF1 July 6, 2002 – August 26, 2008
Laurent Fontaine Virgin 17 April 27, 2010 - June 18, 2010
  Hungary A Kísértés Balázs Sebestyén RTL Klub 2004
  Italy Vero amore
Temptation Island
Maria De Filippi
Filippo Bisciglia
Canale 5 May 2005
July 2014 – 2015 – 2016
  Mexico Confianza Ciega SKY 2004
   
Netherlands
Belgium Flemish
Temptation Island Tine van den Brande (VT4) and Ton van Royen (V8) VT4
VT8
2002
Tine van den Brande (VT4) and Viktor Brand (SBS 6) VT4
SBS 6
2003
2004
Hans Otten (VT4) and Tanja Jess (Veronica) VT4
Veronica
2005
2006
Véronique De Kock (VT4) and Co Roworth (Veronica) 2007
Annelien Coorevits (VIJF) and Rick Brandsteder (RTL 5) VIJF
RTL 5
2016
2017
  Philippines Love In Temptation Island None TV5 Supposed airdate was on 2012; Cancelled
  Portugal Confiança Cega Felipa Garnel SIC 2001
Ilha da Tentação Carlos Ribeiro TVI 2002
  Romania Temptation Island - Insula Iubirii Radu Vâlcan Antena 1 2015
  Russia Остров Искушений
Ostrov Iskushenij
Vladislav Galkin REN TV 2005
     
Scandinavia
Temptation Island Martin Björk (2003)
Pontus Gårdinger (2002)
Pernille Aalund (2002)
Kanal 5
TVNorge
TVDanmark
2002-2003
  Spain Confianza ciega Francine Gálvez Antena 3 January 2002
  United Kingdom Temptation Island UK Ed Hall Sky1 2001

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steve Rogers (2003-02-07). "FOX announces the return of 'Temptation Island 3,' begins casting". Reality TV World. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  2. ^ Steve Rogers (2003-09-30). "'Temptation Island 3' ends with one couple staying together while three others part ways". Reality TV World. Retrieved 2009-01-19.