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But sometimes, you gotta turn to some old favorites. Enter Temptation IslandUSA's revival of the reality series in which couples agree to live with a group of singles in order to test the strength of their relationships.
It would make sense if you tuned into Temptation Island and went, "that guy's like the new Chris Harrison! Mark L. Walberg is not only the host of USA Network's new Temptation Island revamp, but he was also the host of the original show, which premiered on Fox a whole year and two months before The Bachelor made its debut. Walberg and Harrison both have kind-sounding voices and are a comforting presence in a sea of thirsty singles and thirsty not-so-singlesbut Walberg's career has taken a different path in the years since the first attempt at Temptation Island.
Walberg has been traveling around the country on the hunt for priceless antiques or priceless moments with people who do not, in fact, own antiques sinceand that's not the only show he's hosted. He's also known for the Game Show Network's Russian Roulettewhich is a two season show we couldn't even begin to explain to you, involving drop zones and trap doors and trivia questions, and the Fox show The Moment of Truth. He also hosted the post-finale of Joe Millionaire, during which he interviewed star and not-a-millionaire Evan Marriott about his experiences on the show.
Back inVulture got Walberg to give his best tips on hosting a "crazy reality show," and he likened the gig to being a lawyer in the sense that "a lawyer never asks a question he doesn't know the answer to. During those first three seasons of Temptation IslandWalberg learned a lot about the art of opening up to reality stars just enough to get them to open up to him, like cursing to get them to let their guard down, or simply sitting down and buying them a beer, like he did in season two.
They just went crazy. It was actually a real reaction, and it made a difference. A post shared by Mark L. Walberg markwalberg.
Walberg's experience sets him up pretty perfectly for the new show, which is a little more tame and a little more thoughtful than the first version. He plays a bit of a relationship therapist in some ways, since the show is now all about helping couples at a crossro in their relationships. And if anyone has any antiques to appraise in the midst of being tempted to cheat on their partner, he can handle that too! View this post on Instagram.
Trending Stories. Temptation Island premieres Tuesday, January 15 at 10 p.