Today, USA Network announced that it will reboot one of the buzziest reality shows in television history: Temptation Island. The 10-episode series, produced by Banijay Studios North America, will air on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10/9c. Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original series that premiered in 2001, is set to return as host.
Temptation Island follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationships, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives -- or go their separate ways. Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they live the “single life,” as 24 sexy singles try to tempt them away from their relationships. In the end, will the couples leave together? Will they leave with one of the island's "tempters"? Or will they break up and go home alone? Whatever the outcome, there's sure to be plenty of drama along the way!
"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 executive producer David Goldberg, CEO of 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 appealing to the four couples who are questioning the long-term viability of their relationships.Temptation Island has never been more relevant because in so many ways it mirrors the way singles and couples navigate today’s myriad of options to connect."
Temptation Island joins a USA schedule that includes a growing slate of unscripted series including Chrisley Knows Best, Growing Up Chrisley, Miz and Mrs, and new music competition show Real Country, featuring Shania Twain, Jake Owen, and Travis Tritt.