‘Temptation Island’ is a reality tv series that is designed to test love at its best. It airs on USA Network and follows a bunch of couples, who are separated and then the guys need to stay with a group of single females — and vice verse. Inspired by the Dutch show ‘Blind Vertrouwen’, it has spawned several international adaptations.
The series is, in fact, a revamped version of its 2001-released version, which ran for three seasons and was finally axed due to constantly dropping ratings. It was again rebooted in 2019 and then renewed for another season, which premiered in October 2019. Now, the question is, will the show be renewed again. Well, here’s all we know about ‘Temptation Island’ season 3.
Who’s the host of Temptation Island?
Actor, tv personality, and game show host, Mark Lewis Walberg, serves as the sole presenter of all the episodes of ‘Temptation Island’. He is joined by a team for couples and singles, with the former being the primary contestants.
Esonica and Gavin hail from Decatur, GA. While Esonica is a former Miss Virgin Islands and wants to commit to a long-term relationship, Gavin is not too sure yet. Ashley G. and Rick from Boston, MA, have been in love for the last five years with Ashley discovering in between that Rick had been cheating on her. They arrive in Temptation Island to give their romance a final chance.
Ashley H. and Casey are from Deland, FL. While Ashley harbors several insecurities, Casey was enjoying his bachelorhood until he met her. He even maintains contact with his previous hook-ups. Kate and David, who come from Hoboken, NJ, are now living together after being in a long-distance relationship for many years. Kate wants kids and marriage but David has issues in opening up.
‘Temptation Island’ season 3 is expected to feature a whole new crew of new singles and couples. But we bet we will see Mark Lewis Walberg returning to reprise his role as the host in the third season as well.
What’s Temptation Island about?
‘Temptation Island’ is a type of a dating reality show, which follows a few couples who are facing troubles in their relationship. They arrive on a tropical island (seasons 1 and 2 were filmed in Maui, Hawai) after which they are made to stay with 12 singles from the opposite sex. In total, there are 24 singles, who are on a search of love. Within this month, packed with temptation, hot bods, and flings, the couples need to decide if it’s better to “stay” or “stray”.
The couples, who are now given a span of one month to lead a single life, get the time to think clearly. Since they are separated from their partners, it’s the ultimate challenge to test their loyalty. The stakes are high and the results are shocking — coupled with heartbreaks, painful acceptance, and realizations.
In season 2, after a series of lows and highs, toward the end, Gavin ends up having a beautiful date with Payton. Rick friend-zones Medinah while Ashley G and Jose team up for a game of golf. Ashley still has doubts about her relationship with Rick. Casey and Rachel spend some time in the jacuzzi, with Casey still being concerned only about his partner Ashley H. Meanwhile, Ashley H and Ben, embark on a wonderful date. Esonica, on the other hand, seems to have developed some feelings for Kareem. Again, Kate has hooked up with Domonique while David has almost finalized Toneata as his new partner.
The finale of season 2 is titled ‘The Final Bonfire’, split into two parts. USA Network claimed that the conclusion was too spicy to be contained in one episode! The couples meet for a last bonfire, where the final decisions are revealed. There are splits and shockers — no doubt. Some realize that they are here to stay while others believe it’s better to start afresh with a new partner.
Well, Rick and Ashley G are able to sort out their differences and they leave the island holding hands — an absolute winner here, we must say. Kate and David, however, do not end on such a positive note. Kate decides to leave alone and David goes with Toneata. Gavin leaves alone whereas Esonica exits the island with Kareem. Finally, Ashley H goes off with Ben, leaving behind a tearful Casey, who has to leave the island alone.
Temptation Island Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Temptation Island’ season 2 premiered on October 10, 2019, on USA Network. It wrapped up with its finale, which was split into two parts, with part 1 (episode 10) airing on December 12, 2019, and part 2 (episode 11) releasing on December 19, 2019. There was also a reunion special (episode 12), which immediately followed part 2 of the finale.
Now, as far as a third season is concerned, USA Network has not come up with an official announcement yet. But considering the positive reviews and tantalizing content of the show, we would not be surprised if it gets a heads-up soon enough. Moreover, casting calls for new contestants are already making their rounds on social media for filming in April and May 2020. Hence, if everything falls in place, we can expect ‘Temptation Island’ season 3 to premiere sometime in June 2020.
Temptation Island Trailer
While we wait for an update on season 3, you can watch one of the sneak peeks from season 2 here.
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