Temptation Island (TV series)
|Written by||Aliyah Silverstein
|Presented by||Mark L. Walberg|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Location(s)||Ambergris Caye, Belize|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fox World|
|Distributor||Fox Television Studios
|Original run||January 10, 2001– September 29, 2003|
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.
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. With the four male contestants living in one section with a dozen female models, and the four female contestants living in another section with a dozen attractive men, the format was perfect for delivering emotional drama, particularly from the women. The initial couples were Kaya Wittenburg and Valerie Penso, Mandy Lauderdale and Billy Cleary, Ytossie Patterson and Taheed Patterson, and Andy Lukei and Shannon Roghair. Patterson and Watson were removed from the show when it was learned by the producers 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.
The program on which Temptation Island is based was created by Endemol and then bought and adapted by different countries.
|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|
|Belgium Flemish||Temptation Island||Véronique De Kock||VT4||2002|
|Brazil||Ilha da Sedução||Babi Xavier||SBT||2002
|Bulgaria||Островът на изкушението||TBA||Nova TV||November 1, 2007-December 21, 2007|
|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|
|Hungary||A Kísértés||Balázs Sebestyén||RTL Klub||2004|
|Italy||Vero amore||Maria De Filippi||Canale 5||May 19, 2005|
|Temptation Island||Tine van den Brande (VT4) and Ton van Royen (V8)||VT4
|Tine van den Brande (VT4) and Viktor Fire (SBS 6)||VT4
|Hans Otten (VT4) and Tanja Jess (Veronica)||VT4
|Véronique De Kock (VT4) and Co Roworth (Veronica)||VT4
|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|
|Russia||Остров Искушений||Vladislav Galkin||REN TV||2005|
|Temptation Island||Martin Björk||Kanal 5
|Spain||Confianza ciega||Francine Gálvez||Antena 3||January 2002|
|United Kingdom||Temptation Island UK||Ed Hall||Sky1||2001|
- Steve Rogers (2003-02-07). "FOX announces the return of 'Temptation Island 3,' begins casting". Reality TV World. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- 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.