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

Temptation Island is a 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. 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. Similar to Season 2, Season 3 delivered poor ratings.[2]

Mark L. Walberg hosted all three editions. Reruns currently air on Fox Reality and on Hulu.

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

The show helped make a star out of Season 1 contestant, Mandy Lauderdale, who lent her vocal talent to the platinum-selling band Rehab's song "More Like Me", followed by a solo music career.

International Adaptation

  • An Australian version of the program was also produced, and shown on the Seven Network.
  • In Brazil, the SBT Channel made two series in 2002 and 2003, with Babi Xavier. It was called "Ilha da Sedução".
  • A Bulgarian version, called "Островът на изкушенията" was broadcast on Nova TV from 1st November until 21st December 2007. The show had only one season. (see Temptation Island (Bulgaria))
  • There has been an adaptation for CCTV in China.
  • A French version, named "l’Île de la tentation", is shown on TF1, then Virgin 17 (and is currently in its 8th season).
  • The Hungarian version called "Kísértés" (meaning simply temptation) was broadcasted by RTL Klub and had only one season aired in 2004.
  • An Italian version was produced in 2005, named "Vero amore", but was unsuccessful.
  • A Mexican version, "Confianza Ciega", was shown on SKY in 2004.
  • The Dutch/Flemish version, shown on Veronica and VT4, is successful. The 6th series has been broadcast in 2007. The Flemish channel VT4 continued on its own with a 7th series in 2009.
  • A Portuguese version was produced in 2002, named "Ilha da Tentação", is show on TVI but was unsuccessful.
  • A Scandinavian version was aired in 2002 and 2003 and was a co-production between Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

References

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