‘Temptation Island’ Reboot Officially A Go At USA; Mark L. Walberg Returns As Host

Deadline | 11/13/2018 | Nellie Andreeva
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USA Network has confirmed its upcoming reboot of the 2001 reality series Temptation Island. The 10-episode revival, produced by Banijay Studios North America, will premiere on January 15 with Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original, returning as host.

Temptation Island, which had been in the works at USA for the past few months, is part of the network’s aggressive expansion into unscripted series as it is preparing for the departure of WWE Smackdown next fall.

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Temptation Island follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives — or should go their separate ways. Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they join 24 eligible men and women. There, they live the “single life,” in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.

Temptation Island is set to debut ahead of CBS’ Love Island, based on the hit British show, with at least one more relationship reality series on a tropical island currently in the works.

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“In a period of revival television, the return of Temptation Island, a show that leapt onto the scene with equal parts ratings bang and media attention, makes all the sense in the world,” said David Goldberg, CEO, Banijay Studios North America. “Temptation Island retains key format elements, but a concerted effort was made to populate the island with singles genuinely looking for love whose personalities are...
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