FOX announces the return of 'Temptation Island 3,' begins casting
By Reality TV World staff, 02/07/2003
E! Online reports that FOX has decided to take another chance on the granddaddy relationship train wreck reality series of them all -- "Temptation Island."
FOX announced the pickup of "Temptation Island 3" today and casting for couples and singles will get under way in Los Angeles on Friday before going national later this month (see further below for full casting details.) So far FOX is keeping quiet on the filming location. Additionally, no air date has been announced and it's not known if host Mark Walberg will return.
"Temptation Island," which was FOX's original reality hit and was created by the same producers as FOX's current "Joe Millionaire" series, fell on hard times after it's Fall 2001 second edition bombed in the ratings and plans for additional editions were scrapped. However, with the reality craze in full bloom, FOX has apparently decided to take another stab at the show, which as bad as it performed in its second go around, was a smash hit in its initial run. Defenders of the series point out that "Temptation's" second season was hampered by a tough Thursday timeslot and having to premiere in the wake of 9/11, so we'll see how it makes out this time.