Temptation Island (TV series)
Temptation Island is an American reality television program broadcast on Fox and USA Network in which several couples agree to live with a group of singles of the opposite sex, in order to test the strength of their relationships. It's based on the Dutch TV-program Blind Vertrouwen (translated as Blind Faith) created by Endemol and has been adapted by different countries.
|Written by||Aliyah Silverstein|
|Presented by||Mark L. Walberg|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||50|
|Production location(s)||Ambergris Caye, Belize and Roatán, Honduras and Maui, Hawaii|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fox World|
|Distributor||Fox Television Studios|
|Original network||Fox (2001–2003)|
USA Network (2019–present)
|Original release||January 10, 2001 – September 29, 2003 ; |
January 15, 2019 –
The first season of the show was taped on Ambergris Caye in Belize. Season 1 premiered on January 10, 2001 and aired its finale on February 28, 2001. The debut episode drew 16 million viewers. 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. 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.
A revamped version of the show, once again hosted by Walberg, premiered on the USA Network on January 15, 2019. USA Network announced the show was renewed for a second season on February 26, 2019. On August 22, 2019, it was announced that the fifth season would premiere on October 10, 2019.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||8||January 10, 2001||October 31, 2001|
|2||12||November 7, 2001||February 14, 2002|
|3||8||August 28, 2003||September 29, 2003|
|4||11||January 15, 2019||March 26, 2019|
|5||11||October 10, 2019||December 19, 2019|
Seasons 4 and 5 were filmed on Maui, Hawaii. The couples were:
|Couple||Hometown||# Years Dating||Status||Notes|
|Javen Butler & Shari Ligons||San Francisco, CA||8 years||Engaged|
|Karl Collins & Nicole Tutewohl||Chicago, IL||2.5 years||Split|
|John Thurmond and Kady Krambeer||Fort Worth, TX||3 years||Split||On the show, John dated Katheryn and Kady dated Johnny. Both are now single.|
|Evan Smith & Kaci Campbell||Los Angeles, CA||5 years||Split||Evan is the son of Gavin Smith. On the show, Evan broke up with Kaci to begin a relationship with Morgan Lolar. Evan and Morgan were engaged until he cheated on her with Instagram models.|
|#||Couple||Occupation||Hometown||# Years Dating||Status||notes|
|1||Kate Griffith||Sales Executive||Hoboken, NJ||3 years||back together|
|David Benavidez||Sales Executive|
|2||Esonica Veira||Miss Universe US Virgin Islands 2017||Decatur, GA||1 year||split|
|Gavin Rocker||Private Security|
|3||Ashley Howland||Dental Assistant||Deland, FL||1.5 years||split|
|Casey Starchak||Online Sales|
|4||Ashley Goldson||Store Manager||Boston, MA||4 years||split|
|Country||Name||Host||Channel||First year aired|
|Argentina||Confianza ciega||Juan Castro||Canal 9||2001|
|Australia||Temptation Island||Peter Colquhoun||7 Network||December 21, 2002|
|Brazil||Ilha da Sedução||Babi Xavier||SBT||2002|
|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–present|
|France||L'Île de la tentation||Stéphane Bouillaud
|TF1||July 6, 2002 – August 26, 2008|
|Laurent Fontaine||Virgin 17||April 27, 2010 – June 18, 2010|
|Julie Taton||W9||July 2019|
|Germany||Temptation Island – Versuchung im Paradies||Angela Finger-Erben||RTL||March 6, 2019 – present|
|Hungary||A Kísértés||Balázs Sebestyén||RTL Klub||2004|
|Maria De Filippi
|Canale 5||May 19, 2005 – June 9, 2005 |
July 3, 2014 – present
|Temptation Island VIP||Simona Ventura
|September 18, 2018 – present|
|Temptation Island||Tine Van den Brande and Ton van Royen||VT4
|Tine Van den Brande and Viktor Brand||VT4
|Hans Otten and Tanja Jess||VT4
|Véronique De Kock and Co Roworth||2007|
|Annelien Coorevits and Rick Brandsteder||VIJF
|Netherlands||Temptation Island VIPS||Kaj Gorgels and Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau||Videoland||2018–2019|
|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
|Vladislav Galkin||REN TV||2005|
|Temptation Island||Pontus Gårdinger (2002)
Pernille Aalund (2002)
Martin Björk (2003)
|Spain||Confianza ciega||Francine Gálvez||Antena 3||January 2002|
|La isla de las tentaciones||Mónica Naranjo
Sandra Barneda (debates)
|January 9, 2020 – present|
|United Kingdom||Temptation Island UK||Ed Hall||Sky1||2001|
- "Surrender to Your Desire: Temptation Island Premiere Is Here". E! Online. January 8, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
- Steve Rogers (February 7, 2003). "FOX announces the return of 'Temptation Island 3,' begins casting". Reality TV World. Retrieved January 19, 2009.
- Steve Rogers (September 30, 2003). "'Temptation Island 3' ends with one couple staying together while three others part ways". Reality TV World. Retrieved January 19, 2009.
- "USA Network Will Reboot Temptation Island This January! | Blog". USA Network. November 13, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
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