USA Network’s “Temptation Island” Returns for Season Three on Tuesday, February 16 at 10 PM ET/PT
Four new couples are packing up their emotional baggage and heading to Maui, Hawaii for the ultimate test of their relationship.
[via press release from USA]
USA NETWORK’S “TEMPTATION ISLAND” RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 10 PM ET/PT
· “Temptation Island” returns for season three on Tuesday, February 16 at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network.
· Mark L. Walberg returns as host.
· Four new couples are packing up their emotional baggage and heading to Maui, Hawaii for the ultimate test of their relationship. Joined by 24 sexy single men and women looking to find everlasting love, these couples must decide whether to commit to a lifetime together – or if they will ultimately give in to the temptation from the singles looking to find “the one.”
Meet the four couples:
*Singles to be announced at later date.
ERICA WASHINGTON (24) & KENDAL KIRKLAND (26)
CURRENT CITY: Los Angeles, CA
ERICA: Personal Assistant
KENDAL: Business Owner
DATING: 2 Years
Erica and Kendal have been dating for two and half years and while she is confident that he is the man for her, Kendal still questions if Erica is the one. As a successful business owner, Kendal wants a partner who can keep up with him personally and professionally but he has concerns whether she fits into his future. Meanwhile, Erica feels underappreciated in the relationship and hopes this experience brings them one step closer to an engagement and proves to Kendal that the grass isn’t always greener. Temptation Island is an opportunity for Kendal to test the waters and determine if there is a woman out there who could possibly live up to his high standards or if he should finally get down on one knee.
ERIN SMITH (24) & COREY SOBCZYK (25)
CURRENT CITY: San Diego, CA ERIN: Behavioral Therapist
COREY: Concierge Manager
DATING: 1.5 Years
Erin and Corey have been dating for 1.5 years and although their relationship started strong, cracks in the foundation have begun to form. A former pro-soccer player, Erin is used to dating professional athletes and has a bad habit of comparing every guy she dates to her ex-boyfriends. Corey feels belittled and underappreciated by Erin and has lost his swagger and confidence. Afraid of settling, Erin feels something is lacking in their relationship and hopes this experiment will bring her more clarity, while Corey hopes to prove to Erin that he’s the man for her and is better than her exes.
KRISTEN RAMOS (26) & JULIAN ALLEN (26)
CURRENT CITY: Sewell, NJ
KRISTEN: Physical Therapist
JULIAN: Personal Trainer
DATING: 11 Years
High school sweethearts, Kristen and Julian have been together for 11 years. Although they have been dating for longer than most couples, something is keeping them from taking the next step in their relationship. Julian has cheated twice and fully owns his mistakes, but he wonders if there will ever be a time when Kristen no longer holds his indiscretions against him. Although Julian might be ready to propose, he’s terrified that if he does, he may not get the answer he wants. Kristen is also unsure if her hesitation about moving forward with the relationship is about her inability to let go of the past, or fear of embracing the future. Will Temptation Island help them overcome their hesitation or will it make them realize that, even after all this time, they just aren’t meant to be?
CHELSEA ORCUTT (29) & THOMAS GIPSON (37)
CURRENT CITY: West Hollywood, CA
CHELSEA: Marketing Coordinator
THOMAS: Investment Trader
DATING: 1 Year
Introduced by a mutual friend, Thomas started dating Chelsea after he slid into her DMs. Together for over a year, they both agree that when they are alone, it’s smooth sailing, but anytime they’re in a social situation, Thomas’ natural charm and flirtatious nature kick in and Chelsea’s jealousy and possessiveness go through the roof. Thomas has been commitment-phobic in the past. In fact, Chelsea is his first genuinely serious relationship and there’s no question that his history feeds into her insecurities. Although Thomas wants to put Chelsea’s fears of infidelity to rest, he also wants her to learn to accept him for the social, outgoing person he is, rather than expecting him to dim his light. Will Chelsea’s worst fears come true on Temptation Island?
“Temptation Island” is produced by Banijay Studios North America. David Goldberg, Dan Morando and Trifari Williams are executive producers.
About Banijay Studios North America
David Goldberg launched Banijay Studios North America (BSNA) in April, 2014, after pioneering the reality TV genre with hits including “Deal or No Deal,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Fear Factor,” “Steve Harvey” and “Wipeout,” among others. Headquartered in Los Angeles, BSNA creates original content for network, cable, syndication and streaming, and develops successful Banijay formats for the U.S. market. BSNA original primetime competition series include Child Support (ABC), with Ricky Gervais, hosted by Fred Savage and Don’t (ABC) with Ryan Reynolds, hosted by Adam Scott. The studio’s iconic international hit formats include Temptation Island (USA) and Wife Swap (Paramount Network).
About USA Network
USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming group, which consists of NBC, the portfolio’s six cable entertainment networks (Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA) and Peacock. NBCUniversal Television and Streaming is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.