Temptation Island


Temptation is coming. 

USA Network's revamped version of Temptation Island premieres next week, bringing with it a whole other world of reality TV dating. The series takes four couples at a crucial time in their relationship, splits them up in two houses, and surrounds them with sexy single people to date over the course of the show. 

Either the couples will weather the storm or they'll give into temptation, but there will inevitably be drama no matter what happens with that many men and women living in fancy villas together. 

Temptation Island is hardly the first insane-sounding show centered around dating on TV (and not even the first version of Temptation Island), but it might just be the most cruel (and therefore entertaining). 

Join us as we take a walk through some of TV's other wild TV dating concepts—minus The Bachelor, because in comparison, one person dating 30 other people and slowly eliminating them is practically a normal way to date at this point. 

Temptation Island


The Proposal, reality TV dating shows

ABC/Byron Cohen

Room Raiders, reality TV dating shows


Paradise Hotel, reality TV dating shows


Amber Martorana, Dave Flaherty, Married at First Sight, reality TV dating shows

Lifetime/Kinetic Content

For Love or Money, reality TV dating shows

Dave Bjerke/NBCU Photo Bank

Next, reality TV dating shows


Momma's Boys, reality TV dating shows

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

I Wanna Marry Harry, reality TV dating shows


Dating Naked, reality TV dating shows


Dating in the Dark, reality TV dating shows


Chains of Love, reality TV dating shows


Baggage, reality TV dating shows

Game Show Network

Average Joe, reality TV dating shows

Brian Kenison/NBCU Photo Bank

A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, reality TV dating shows


Are You the One, reality TV dating shows


Temptation Island makes its debut on USA on Tuesday, January 15 at 10 p.m. 

E! and USA are both part of the NBC Universal family.

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