Date: 1st March 2001

Contestants Claim They Weren't Tempted

Temptation Island ended its run on Fox Wednesday night with each of the couples indicating that they really weren't very tempted by the singles they dated during their two-week stay on a Caribbean Island, and that indeed, being with someone else made them appreciate their original partners even more. New York Post TV writer Adam Buckman commented: "The couples' decisions to stay together, followed by their tearful embraces, must have come as a shock to critics of the show who had complained even before it premiered Jan. 10 that the Temptation Island concept -- in which committed couples are tempted to break up by accessible singles -- was crude and tacky, representing a new low in prime-time network TV. In fact, far from tasteless, the couples' renewed devotion came across as surprisingly touching."

Source: Studio Briefing