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Temptation Island

Temptation Island

  • Premiered: 
    January 15, 2019
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  • Network: USA
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Temptation Island 
  • Subject Matter: Relationship
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Plot Synopsis

Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original TEMPTATION ISLAND series that premiered in 2001, is set to return as host for this reboot, which premiered on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network. 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. The four couples are: Javen Butler (25) & Shari Ligons (25); Evan Smith (28) & Kaci Campbell (29); Karl Collins (31) & Nicole Tutewohl (25); and John Thurmond (35) & Kady Cannon Krambeer (30).

The second season of TEMPTATION ISLAND premiered on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network. In the new season, four more 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. The four couples are: Ashley Howland & Casey Starchak; Ashley Goldson & Rick Fleur; Esonica Veira & Gavin Rocker; and Kate Griffith & David Benavidez.
Season 3 of TEMPTATION ISLAND premiered on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network, with Mark L. Walberg returning as host. Four new couples are packing up their emotional baggage and heading to Maui, Hawaii for the ultimate test of their relationship. Joined by 24 sexy single men and women looking to find everlasting love, these couples must decide whether to commit to a lifetime together - or if they will ultimately give in to the temptation from the singles looking to find "the one." The four couples are:

Erica Washington (24) & Kendal Kirkland (26) of Los Angeles, CA: Erica and Kendal have been dating for two and half years and while she is confident that he is the man for her, Kendal still questions if Erica is the one. As a successful business owner, Kendal wants a partner who can keep up with him personally and professionally but he has concerns whether she fits into his future. Meanwhile, Erica feels underappreciated in the relationship and hopes this experience brings them one step closer to an engagement and proves to Kendal that the grass isn't always greener. Temptation Island is an opportunity for Kendal to test the waters and determine if there is a woman out there who could possibly live up to his high standards or if he should finally get down on one knee.

Erin Smith (24) & Corey Sobczyk (25) of San Diego, CA: Erin and Corey have been dating for 1.5 years and although their relationship started strong, cracks in the foundation have begun to form. A former pro-soccer player, Erin is used to dating professional athletes and has a bad habit of comparing every guy she dates to her ex-boyfriends. Corey feels belittled and underappreciated by Erin and has lost his swagger and confidence. Afraid of settling, Erin feels something is lacking in their relationship and hopes this experiment will bring her more clarity, while Corey hopes to prove to Erin that he's the man for her and is better than her exes.

Kristen Ramos (26) & Julian Allen (26) of Sewell, NJ: High school sweethearts, Kristen and Julian have been together for 11 years. Although they have been dating for longer than most couples, something is keeping them from taking the next step in their relationship. Julian has cheated twice and fully owns his mistakes, but he wonders if there will ever be a time when Kristen no longer holds his indiscretions against him. Although Julian might be ready to propose, he's terrified that if he does, he may not get the answer he wants. Kristen is also unsure if her hesitation about moving forward with the relationship is about her inability to let go of the past, or fear of embracing the future. Will Temptation Island help them overcome their hesitation or will it make them realize that, even after all this time, they just aren't meant to be?

Chelsea Orcutt (29) & Thomas Gipson (37) of West Hollywood, CA: Introduced by a mutual friend, Thomas started dating Chelsea after he slid into her DMs. Together for over a year, they both agree that when they are alone, it's smooth sailing, but anytime they're in a social situation, Thomas' natural charm and flirtatious nature kick in and Chelsea's jealousy and possessiveness go through the roof. Thomas has been commitment-phobic in the past. In fact, Chelsea is his first genuinely serious relationship and there's no question that his history feeds into her insecurities. Although Thomas wants to put Chelsea's fears of infidelity to rest, he also wants her to learn to accept him for the social, outgoing person he is, rather than expecting him to dim his light. Will Chelsea's worst fears come true on Temptation Island?

Single women include: Alexcys Homan (Age: 23; Occupation: Personal Assistant; Hometown: Van Nuys, CA); Amanda Spain-Butts (24; Operations Coordinator; Austin, TX); Grace Hagan (25; PR Assistant; New York, NY); Isabel Thanmithak (27; Bartender; Henderson, NV); Katrina Koomen (22; Model; Novi, MI); Lauryn Stewart (27; Personal Trainer; Hahira, GA); Madilynn "Maddy" Brown (24; Dancer; Norfolk, VA); Maya Morsi (32; Web Developer; San Jose, CA); Nickole Ciszak (22; Marketing Manager; Oak Ridge, NJ); Sophia Perez (22; Makeup Artist; Miami, FL); and Lauren "Tula" Poindexter (28; Digital Content Creator; Waldorf, MD). Single men include: Alex Alvarez (29; Medical Recruiter; Sacramento, CA); Dr. Blake Eyres (34; Dentist; St. Louis, MO); David Silvia (27; Sales Rep; Barrington, RI); Evan McFadden (29; Sales Associate; Simi Valley, CA); Griffin Libhart (25; Business Owner; Baltimore, MD); Jesse Stephanos (25; Business Owner; Palm Beach Gardens, FL); Juwan Haynes (25; Entrepreneur; Los Angeles, CA); Lex Lindquist (28; Event Planner; Miami, FL); Rocky Buttery (31; Model; Delray Beach, FL); Shaquille Urie (24; Personal Trainer; Denver, CO); Tom Triola (27; Masonry Co. Owner; Woodbridge, NJ); and Trent Jespersen (30; Real Estate Agent; Winter Garden, FL).


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Banijay Studios North America


  • - Maui, Hawaii USA