Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Temptation Island’ Comeback In Italy; BBC Asks ‘Doctor Who’ Fans Not To Share Leaked Scripts

Temptation Island’ Returning With Italian Version
Temptation Island — remember that one? — is beginning a revival around the world with Italian free-to-air broadcaster Canale 5 signing a significant commission for a fresh new local version. The Banijay Group format will be produced by its Ambra Multimedia in a four-part co-production with Fascino. The series will launch this summer. Created by Chris Cowan and Jean-Michel Michenaud, Temptation Island was a hit for Fox from 2001 and had several high-rated international adaptations in the early 2000s in more than a dozen countries including the UK, Australia, France, Brazil and Russia. The controversial format, which could be seeing a resurgence given the current hunt for social experiments in the reality arena, will send four couples in committed relationships to a remote island paradise for 12 days and nights — without their partner. On opposite sides of the island, the men will be surrounded by a dozen ladies and the women by 12 guys. The 24 hot singles have a mission: to do everything they can to make the couples give in to temptation.

Contrite BBC On ‘Doctor Who’ Script Leaks: Don’t Spoil It!
Doctor Who Season 8A security breach at the BBC has resulted in scripts from several episodes of the upcoming eighth season of Doctor Who going online, and the pubcaster is taking its anti-spoiler plea to the fans. “BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public,” BBC said in a statement Monday. “We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series. We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.” The five scripts were leaked after being emailed between Beeb bureaus.

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