‘Temptation Island’ Earns a Season 2 from USA Network

Temptation Island Season 1
Evan Smith and Morgan Lolar in season 1 of ‘Temptation Island’ (Photo by: Mario Perez/USA Network)

USA Network’s reality series Temptation Island has picked up a second season order. The series originally premiered back in 2001 and ran for three seasons. It was rebooted in 2018, and the first season of the revamped series premiered on January 15, 2019.

According to the network, the current season has increased its viewership by 23% since its first episode. It ranks as the top original cable series in its time slot among adults ages 18 through 34.

The reality dating series is hosted by Mark L. Walberg (not to be confused with former rapper/current action star Mark Wahlberg). Scott Jeffress and Banijay Studios North America’s David Goldberg and Caroline Baumgard executive produce.

“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,” stated Banijay Studios North America CEO David Goldberg when the reboot was originally announced. “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.”

Season one airs on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network. Applications for season two are available at USANetwork.com.

The Temptation Island Plot:

Temptation Island follows four dating couples at a most vulnerable time in their relationship, where each will decide whether to commit to a lifetime together – or ultimately give in to the temptation. Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they join 24 sexy single men and women anxiously awaiting to find “the one.” Brace yourselves for hot and heavy nights as these passionate love-hungry singles compete to steal hearts.