NBCUniversal-owned USA Network is rebooting the early 2000′s reality dating format Temptation Island.
Produced by Banijay Studios North America, the 10-episode series will follow four couples who are at a critical juncture in their relationship: deciding if they should mutually split or if they’re ready to commit.
The couple’s journey to the tropical island of Maui, Hawaii, where they live the “single life”. The couples will be accompanied by 24 singles who will try to lure them from their relationships. In the end, the sweethearts can stay together or leave with one of the island’s “tempters”.
Banijay Group CEO Marco Bassetti unveiled plans for a reboot of Temptation Island during his keynote session at Realscreen West in Santa Monica, California this past June.
The host of the original series, Mark L. Walberg, will return to the reboot of Temptation Island as host.
Temptation Island originally aired in January 2001 on Fox and ran for three seasons, ending in September 2003.
The reboot of Temptation Island comes on the heels of CBS announcing this past August that it had secured the U.S. format rights to ITV Studios and Motion Content Group’s UK reality series, Love Island.
“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, in a statement. “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.”
The tropical island dating format joins USA Network’s stable of unscripted series which also includes Chrisley Knows Best, Growing Up Chrisley, Miz and Mrs, and the music competition show Real Country, with Shania Twain, Jake Owen and Travis Tritt.
Temptation Island will premiere across USA Network on Jan. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.