[[redirect:Series/{{Temptation2007}}]]

GameShow loosely based on ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' which ran from 2007-08 and was hosted by former [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball Arkansas Razorbacks kick returner]] Rossi Morreale. As before, three players (one typically a returning champ) were given $20...

Er, sorry, ''Temptation'' Dollars. The show began with a Speed Round for 30 seconds, with correct answers winning T$5 and wrong answers losing T$5.

After this was the Instant Bargain, complete with occasional incentives (extra cash, reduced price, even plane tickets), but now the player was put on a five-second "Shop Clock" instead of the auctioneer style which frequently led to more incentives.

Following the Instant Bargain was the Fame Game, but this wasn't your mother's Fame Game (or, for that matter, anything decent) while the "Who am I?" clues remained, the solution was revealed much like a Toss-Up on ''WheelOfFortune''; a correct answer won a flat T$15. The commercial bumpers promoted special offers, read by announcer Rolonda Watts.

The game then continued with "Knock-Off", a wholesale ripoff of ''[[Series/{{Wipeout 1988}} Wipeout]]'' despite the whole "not owned by FremantleMedia" thing. A category was given, with 12 possible answers nine right (for amounts of T$2, T$5, T$10, or T$15), three wrong (which Rossi compared to knockoff handbags or jewelry). A player who found a Knock-Off was eliminated for the rest of the round; like the short-lived ''Dirty Rotten Cheater'', the less obvious answers awarded more money. Another Instant Bargain was done, followed by...

Dis or Dat? from ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' (aka Speed Round #2), with the same time limit and awards/penalties as the first Speed Round. This was followed by Instant Cash, which remained the same but with wallets and smaller payouts, then a game-ending Speed Round for +/-T$10. As before, the winner was the person with the highest score.

The winner went on "the shopping spree of a lifetime", with prizes much like the classic ''Sale'' endgame...except this prize list ended with a car or very expensive trip, with no Cash Jackpot (unless one of the tiers was $10,000 cash) or opportunity to win all the prizes on display (known as "the Lot" on prior versions). The contestant first played Super Knock-Off, which was the same as Knock-Off except with a 6/6 structure and awards of T$25, T$50, or T$100. The champion could either elect to buy '''one''' prize (or a Croton watch if s/he didn't have enough to buy the lowest prize) or return on the next show.
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Saying ''Temptation'' was a disaster would be [[InsultToRocks an insult to disasters]] it debuted on September 10, 2007 to low ratings and low-to-no praise (most fans had been expecting a continuation of the 1980s ''Sale'' or a good translation of the popular Australian ''Temptation'', and as a result blasted the resulting show for failing in almost every aspect). It didn't help that to beat the oncoming Writer's Strike, they did about '''13''' episodes per taping session.

The ratings never got above 0.5, resulting in last place among the games that season; first-run episodes aired through May 23, with reruns through September 5. Most stations replaced it with ''TrivialPursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually.
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!!GameShowTropes in use:
* BonusRound: Shopping, preceded by Super Knock-Off.
* BonusSpace: Instant Bargain and Instant Cash.
* CelebrityEdition: Two preview episodes aired on September 5, 2007 with former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' finalists competing for charity, and later reran on March 13-14, 2008 [[EditedForSyndication in a slightly edited form]] (no mention of being previews). The "preview" rating, 0.8, was the highest the series ever got; the fact that '''half''' of those viewers tuned out afterward should tell you something. Further, the preview episodes aired on MyNetworkTV, and many of the stations which didn't have the show in their own local schedules didn't bother with any network advertising of the preview.
* ConsolationPrize: Those who didn't win any Instant Cash or Instant Bargains appeared to get exactly nothing (not even their final score in cash) except "lots of love and hugs" from Rossi. Even the former ''American Idol'' finalists competing for charity didn't get anything if they didn't win; think about that for a second.
* GameShowWinningsCap: Five days, which ended with you being forced to buy a single prize and then getting the hell out.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Rolonda Watts, who never appeared on-camera (unlike Jay Stewart in the 1980s, who sometimes helped model prizes and even filled in as co-host) and may have never been in the studio.
** GameShowHost: Rossi Morreale.
** LovelyAssistant: Subverted, as almost all the models were male.
* ProgressiveJackpot: Instant Cash, which allowed the leading player to spend their lead for a 1-in-3 shot at a mini-cash jackpot. The top prize was $500, which increased by that amount per show until won (or reached $5,000, it which point it froze); the consolation prize was $100.
* SpeedRound: There were three, each 30 seconds long, the last at T$10 a question. After the last one, the player in the lead won.
* UndesirablePrize: Rather than the vacations, household appliances, furniture, etc. of other versions, ''Temptation'' mostly offered designer women's clothing, perfume, jewelry, etc. prizes which not many male contestants want (well, [[WholesomeCrossdresser unless...]]). One of the largest offenders was a prize package which included backstage passes to a ''[[MrFanservice Chippendales]]'' show; luckily, the contestant who won it was female.
** Averted in the case of {{Wii}} gaming packages, trips to Washington D.C., and a few others that harked back to better days. Sadly, outside the bonus game, these were few and far between.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* CutShort: The GrandFinale, which also got to be the last repeat, had the champion opting to return "next time". Unlike the finale of the original NBC ''Sale'' in 1973, there was no resolution.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first taped week, aired March 3-7, 2008, had the either/or Speed Round played after the Fame Game and a second Fame Game for T$25 done right before Instant Cash. Some episodes also had Knock-Off answers worth T$3.
* IdiotBall: Quite a few, including Mark Coyle, got handed this during the run.
* InNameOnly: ''The New "Sale Of The Century"''. Sure...
* NoBudget: Some champs walked away with '''nothing''' to show for their efforts, while losing contestants didn't even get their final score in cash. Several episodes managed to give away a grand total of $0!
** The prizes were also generally significantly cheaper than the 1980s ''Sale''. Instant Bargain prizes were usually around $500 to $1,000, less than 1/4th the typical value of the prizes in the Perry era if you adjust for inflation. And the top prize was just one mid-range car, worth less than 1/8th the total value of the lot from Perry's ''Sale'' (again, adjusted for inflation).
* OutOfOrder: You'd think a show with returning champs and a growing Instant Cash jackpot would avert this on principle; you'd be wrong.
* ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle: ''Temptation: The New Sale Of The Century''.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: Used if they wanted to save money.
* ViewersAreMorons: Among other things, those in charge thought players needed the answer ''spelled-out in front of them'' during the Fame Game instead of making said players use logic, deduction, and reasoning.
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