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  1. USA Network Renews ‘Temptation Island’ for Season 2

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    NEW YORK, NY – February 26, 2019 – USA Network today announced a second season pickup for its buzzy reality series TEMPTATION ISLAND. Set to film later this year, Mark L. Walberg will return to host an extended 12-episode sophomore run, which will include a reunion special. Produced by Banijay Studios North America, TEMPTATION ISLAND is currently airing its first season on USA on Tuesdays at 10/9c, with the seventh episode set to premiere tonight.


    Since its January 15 debut, TEMPTATION ISLAND has grown its audience by double digits (+34% P18-49, +36% P25-54, +23% total viewers) thanks in part to strong social buzz (#1 new cable series of the year for social engagements). The series is also the #1 original cable series in its time period for P18-34.*


    TEMPTATION ISLAND follows four unmarried couples at a crossroads in their relationship. Each must decide whether to commit to each other or ultimately give in to the temptation – a decision that could change the course of their life forever. Together, the couples travel to a romantic paradise, where they join 24 sexy single men and women all in search of love. Brace yourselves for hot and heavy nights as the couples embark on an adventure to begin dating these new prospects.


    Information on how to apply to be a cast member for Season 2 can be found at USANetwork.com.


    Will they stay or will they stray? Fans can share their predictions and follow along on social via:


    Facebook:  Facebook.com/TemptationIslandUSA

    Twitter:  @TemptationTV

    Instagram:  @TemptationTV

    Hashtag:  #TemptationIsland


    *Source: Nielsen; 1/15/19-2/19/19; L3 (000). Tues. 10p-11p cable entertainment program averages (all telecasts) with at least two three telecasts, excludes sports; ListenFirst, TV Universe Digital Audience Rating, Jan 1, 2019 – Feb 18, 2019

  2. Banijay Rights Announces Sale of Temptation Island

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    Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces a Canadian sale for the US reboot of classic reality series, TEMPTATION ISLAND. Sold to Canada’s number one content creation company, Bell Media, the series will air on the business’ top-rated channels, E! Entertainment Specialty channel, CTV’s network, which includes its digital platforms, as well as its leading Canadian SVOD service, Crave.


    The 11-episode US revival, TEMPTATION ISLAND, produced by Banijay Studios North America for USA Network, will premiere later this month. Hotly anticipated by audiences in North America, the show will now also simulcast in Canada, premiering on E!, and following on CTV’s networks, and prestige SVOD platform Crave, allowing Canadian audiences to enjoy the revival however and wherever they want. Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original series that premiered in 2001, is set to return as host.


    Andreas Lemos, VP of Sales (North America) & Acquisitions at Banijay Rights, said: “In Banijay Studio North America’s expert hands, the hugely successful TEMPTATION ISLAND formula has been updated and expanded for USA Network to become must-see – and must-tweet – TV for a whole new generation. We are thrilled that our Canadian day and date partners for the US episodes will be Bell Media – across not only E! but also CTV, Canada’s top-rated network, and SVOD platform Crave – meaning that the show will receive the most extensive and multi-dimensional exposure possible.”


    “In today’s social media savvy word, it’s perfect timing for the return to television of TEMPTATION ISLAND, our new tent pole program for E! this Winter” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “It will surely provide can’t miss storylines and drama. We look forward to introducing the series to even more audiences on CTV stations and our top steaming service, Crave.”


    TEMPTATION ISLAND is the ultimate test of faithfulness, following 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 US version of TEMPTATION ISLAND is executive produced by Banijay Studios North America’s David Goldberg and Caroline Baumgard; Scott Jeffress also serves as executive producer.