Temptation Island (TV series)

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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
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run January 10, 2001 (2001-01-10) – September 29, 2003 (2003-09-29)

Temptation Island was 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. 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 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.[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 versions[edit]

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
2003
 Bulgaria Островът на изкушението TBA Nova TV November 1, 2007-December 21, 2007
 Chile Amor a Prueba Karla Constant Mega December 1, 2014
 Finland Temptation Island Suomi TBA Liv Spring 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 Maria De Filippi Canale 5 May 19, 2005
 Mexico Confianza Ciega TBA SKY 2004
Netherlands Belgium
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 Fire (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) VT4
Veronica
2007
 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 TBA Antena 1 2015
 Russia Остров Искушений Vladislav Galkin REN TV 2005
Sweden Norway Denmark
Scandinavia
Temptation Island Martin Björk Kanal 5
TVNorge
2002
 Spain Confianza ciega Francine Gálvez Antena 3 January 2002
 United Kingdom Temptation Island UK Ed Hall Sky1 2001

References[edit]

  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.