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* GameShowWinningsCap: Five days, which ended with you being forced to buy a single prize and then getting the hell out.

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* GameShowWinningsCap: Five days, which ended with games was the limit for returning champs; winning your fifth game meant you being forced had to buy a single prize and then getting retire. Not so bad if you won enough Temptation dollars for the hell out.top prize on your final day, but [[DownerEnding if you didn't...]]


* ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle: ''Temptation: The New Sale of the Century''.


GameShow based on ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' (and its then-popular Australian revival ''Temptation'') 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) started off with $20...

Er, sorry, 20 ''Temptation'' Dollars. Fake money, in other words.

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Syndicated GameShow based on ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' (and its then-popular Australian revival ''Temptation'') which ran from 2007-08 and was hosted by former [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball Arkansas Razorbacks kick returner]] Rossi Morreale. As before, usual with ''Sale'', three players (one typically a returning champ) started off with $20...

$20 and-

...
Er, sorry, 20 ''Temptation'' Dollars.Dollars (henceforth "T$"). Fake money, in other words.



Following the Instant Bargain was the Fame Game, but this wasn't your mother's Fame Game while the "Who am I?" clues remained, the solution was revealed much like a Toss-Up on ''Series/WheelOfFortune''; a correct answer won T$15. The commercial bumpers promoted special offers, read by announcer Rolonda Watts, although these were later replaced with generic "60% off retail" bumpers.

The game then continued with "Knock-Off", a wholesale ripoff of ''[[Series/{{Wipeout 1988}} Wipeout]]'' despite the whole "not owned by Creator/FremantleMedia" thing. A category was given, with 12 possible answers nine right (for amounts of T$2, T$5, T$10, or T$15; some episodes also had a T$3 award), 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...

Another Speed Round, which was essentially Dis or Dat? from ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'', 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 much smaller payouts, then a game-ending Speed Round for +/-T$10. As on ''Sale'', the winner was the person with the highest score, with tiebreaker questions done if needed.

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. After this, the champion could either elect to buy a 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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Following the Instant Bargain was the Fame Game, but this wasn't your mother's Fame Game - while the "Who am I?" clues remained, the solution was revealed much like a Toss-Up on ''Series/WheelOfFortune''; a correct answer won T$15. The commercial bumpers promoted special offers, read by announcer Rolonda Watts, although these were later replaced with generic "60% off retail" bumpers.

The game then continued with "Knock-Off", a wholesale ripoff of ''[[Series/{{Wipeout 1988}} Wipeout]]'' despite the whole "not owned by Creator/FremantleMedia" thing. A category was given, with 12 possible answers - nine right (for amounts of T$2, T$5, T$10, or T$15; some episodes also had a T$3 award), 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'', Cheater'' (2003), the less obvious answers awarded more money. Another Instant Bargain was done, followed by...

Another Speed Round, which was essentially Dis or Dat? from ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'', 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 a much smaller payouts, top prize, then a game-ending Speed Round for +/-T$10. As on ''Sale'', the winner was the person with the highest score, with tiebreaker questions done if needed.

The winner went on "the shopping spree of a lifetime", with prizes much like the classic ''Sale'' shopping 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. After this, the champion could either elect to buy a prize (or a Croton watch if s/he didn't have enough to buy the lowest prize) or return on the next show.



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 either a continuation of the 1980s ''Sale'' and/or a good translation of the Aussie ''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, the series did about '''13''' episodes per taping session.

The ratings never got above 0.5, resulting in ''Temptation'' ending up in last place among the games that season; first-run episodes aired through May 23, 2008, with reruns through September 5. Most stations replaced it with ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually, despite being a much better 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 either a continuation of the 1980s ''Sale'' and/or a good translation of the Aussie ''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, the series did about '''13''' episodes per taping session.

The ratings never got above 0.5, resulting in ''Temptation'' ending up in last place among the games game shows airing that season; first-run episodes aired through May 23, 2008, with reruns through September 5. Most stations replaced it with ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually, despite being a much better show.show by comparison.



** LovelyAssistant: The show used male models in an attempt to attract a middle-aged female demographic.

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** LovelyAssistant: The show used male models in an attempt to attract a middle-aged female demographic.demographics.



* 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 it was offered to was female.

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* SpeedRound: There were three, Three of 'em, 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 it was offered to was female.



* IdiotBall: Quite a few, including Mark Coyle, got handed this during the run.

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* IdiotBall: Quite a few, including Mark Coyle, few players got handed this during the run.


** Also somewhat applies to debut promos sent out in 2007, since they also used clips of the pilots (though in fairness, the genre's done that since the mid-1970s or so). They ''were'' trustworthy in showing Knock-Off and the watered-down Fame Game, albeit with flashier graphics because ''those'' clips were from the pilots as well.

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** Also somewhat applies to debut promos sent out in 2007, since they also used clips of the pilots (though in fairness, there's instances dating back to at least 1972 of the genre's done that since the mid-1970s or so).genre doing that). They ''were'' trustworthy in showing Knock-Off and the watered-down Fame Game, albeit with flashier graphics because ''those'' clips were from the pilots as well.


** LovelyAssistant: Subverted, as almost all the models were male.

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** LovelyAssistant: Subverted, as almost all the The show used male models were male.in an attempt to attract a middle-aged female demographic.

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** Also somewhat applies to debut promos sent out in 2007, since they also used clips of the pilots (though in fairness, the genre's done that since the mid-1970s or so). They ''were'' trustworthy in showing Knock-Off and the watered-down Fame Game, albeit with flashier graphics because ''those'' clips were from the pilots as well.


** 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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** Averted in the case of {{Wii}} UsefulNotes/{{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.


* EditedForSyndication: The aforementioned preview episodes aired during the standard run on March 13-14, 2008, with edits to remove any references to being previews.



* OutOfOrder: You'd think a show with returning champs and a growing Instant Cash jackpot would avert this on principle; however, you'd be wrong in this case. It seems the show would air consecutive episodes until someone retired, then skip to a different part of the run.


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) started off with $20--er, sorry, 20 ''Temptation'' Dollars.[[note]]Fake money, in other words[[/note]] Anyway, the show began with a Speed Round for 30 seconds, with correct answers adding T$5 and wrong answers deducting 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 ''Series/WheelOfFortune''; a correct answer won a flat T$15. The commercial bumpers promoted special offers, read by announcer Rolonda Watts, although these were later replaced with generic "60% off retail" bumpers.

The game then continued with "Knock-Off", a wholesale ripoff of ''[[Series/{{Wipeout 1988}} Wipeout]]'' despite the whole "not owned by Creator/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...

Another Speed Round, which was essentially Dis or Dat? from ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'', 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 much smaller payouts, then a game-ending Speed Round for +/-T$10. As before, the winner was the person with the highest score.

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GameShow loosely based on ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' (and its then-popular Australian revival ''Temptation'') 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) started off with $20--er, $20...

Er,
sorry, 20 ''Temptation'' Dollars.[[note]]Fake Dollars. Fake money, in other words[[/note]] words.

Anyway, the show game began with a Speed Round for 30 seconds, with correct answers adding T$5 and wrong answers deducting T$5.

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 ''Series/WheelOfFortune''; a correct answer won a flat T$15. The commercial bumpers promoted special offers, read by announcer Rolonda Watts, although these were later replaced with generic "60% off retail" bumpers.

The game then continued with "Knock-Off", a wholesale ripoff of ''[[Series/{{Wipeout 1988}} Wipeout]]'' despite the whole "not owned by Creator/FremantleMedia" thing. A category was given, with 12 possible answers nine right (for amounts of T$2, T$5, T$10, or T$15), T$15; some episodes also had a T$3 award), 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...

Another Speed Round, which was essentially Dis or Dat? from ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'', 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 much smaller payouts, then a game-ending Speed Round for +/-T$10. As before, on ''Sale'', the winner was the person with the highest score.
score, with tiebreaker questions done if needed.



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 either 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, 2008, with reruns through September 5. Most stations replaced it with ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually, despite being a ''far'' superior 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 either a continuation of the 1980s ''Sale'' or and/or a good translation of the popular Australian Aussie ''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 the series did about '''13''' episodes per taping session.

The ratings never got above 0.5, resulting in ''Temptation'' ending up in last place among the games that season; first-run episodes aired through May 23, 2008, with reruns through September 5. Most stations replaced it with ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually, despite being a ''far'' superior much better show.



* CelebrityEdition: Two preview episodes aired on September 5, 2007 with former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' finalists competing for charity (later shown during the standard run on March 13-14, 2008, [[EditedForSyndication slightly edited]] to remove the references to being previews). The rating for these preview airings, 0.8, was the highest the series ever got; the fact that '''half''' of those viewers tuned out afterward should tell you something.

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* CelebrityEdition: Two preview episodes aired on September 5, 2007 with former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' finalists competing for charity (later shown during the standard run on March 13-14, 2008, [[EditedForSyndication slightly edited]] to remove the references to being previews). charity. The rating for these preview airings, Nielsen rating, 0.8, was the highest the series ever got; the fact that '''half''' of those viewers tuned out afterward should tell you something.



* 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 inexplicably froze); the consolation prize was $100.

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* 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 began at $500 and increased by that amount per show until won (or reached $5,000, it which point it inexplicably froze); the consolation prize was $100.



* 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.

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* CutShort: The GrandFinale, which was also got to be the last repeat, repeat aired in single-run markets, had the champion opting to return "next time". Unlike the finale of the original NBC ''Sale'' in 1973, It's not known if there was no resolution.
any resolution, given the show's cancellation didn't come until ''well'' after taping wrapped.
* 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 Cash.
* EditedForSyndication: The aforementioned preview
episodes also had Knock-Off answers worth T$3.aired during the standard run on March 13-14, 2008, with edits to remove any references to being previews.


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 ''Series/WheelOfFortune''; a correct answer won a flat T$15. The commercial bumpers promoted special offers, read by announcer Rolonda Watts.

to:

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 ''Series/WheelOfFortune''; a correct answer won a flat T$15. The commercial bumpers promoted special offers, read by announcer Rolonda Watts.
Watts, although these were later replaced with generic "60% off retail" bumpers.



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 ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually, despite being a ''far'' superior show.

to:

The ratings never got above 0.5, resulting in last place among the games that season; first-run episodes aired through May 23, 2008, with reruns through September 5. Most stations replaced it with ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually, despite being a ''far'' superior show.



* 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 Creator/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 ''Idol'' finalists competing for charity didn't seem to have a minimum donation stated on-air, even in fine print during the credits; think about that for a second.

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* CelebrityEdition: Two preview episodes aired on September 5, 2007 with former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' finalists competing for charity, and later reran charity (later shown during the standard run on March 13-14, 2008 2008, [[EditedForSyndication in a slightly edited form]] (no mention of edited]] to remove the references to being previews). The "preview" rating, rating for these preview airings, 0.8, was the highest the series ever got; the fact that '''half''' of those viewers tuned out afterward should tell you something. something.
**
Further, the preview episodes aired on Creator/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:
**
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. Rossi.
**
Even the former ''Idol'' finalists competing for charity didn't seem to have a minimum donation stated on-air, even in fine print during the credits; think credits. Think about that for a second.



* NeverTrustATrailer: The entire pitchfilm. While showing clips of the two pilots, taped on the Aussie ''Temptation'' set, the pitchfilm didn't show any of the minigames that made it to the actual show and was almost entirely focused on the shopping aspect. It also tried to use the popularity of the Aussie version as incentive, with one of those clips showing the legit Fame Game.
* OutOfOrder: You'd think a show with returning champs and a growing Instant Cash jackpot would avert this on principle; however, you'd be wrong in this case.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The entire pitchfilm. pitchfilm, distributed to stations in 2006-07. While showing clips of the two pilots, taped in 2006 on the Aussie ''Temptation'' set, the pitchfilm didn't show any of the minigames that made it to the actual show and was almost entirely focused on the shopping aspect. It also tried to use the popularity of the Aussie version as incentive, with one of those clips showing the legit Fame Game.
* OutOfOrder: You'd think a show with returning champs and a growing Instant Cash jackpot would avert this on principle; however, you'd be wrong in this case. It seems the show would air consecutive episodes until someone retired, then skip to a different part of the run.


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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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 After this, the champion could either elect to buy '''one''' a prize (or a Croton watch if s/he didn't have enough to buy the lowest prize) or return on the next show.



* 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 ''Idol'' finalists competing for charity didn't seem to get anything if they didn't win; think about that for a second.

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* ConsolationPrize: 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 ''Idol'' finalists competing for charity didn't seem to get anything if they didn't win; have a minimum donation stated on-air, even in fine print during the credits; think about that for a second.



* 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.

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* 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 offered to was female.


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 ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually.

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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 ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually.actually, despite being a ''far'' superior show.


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) started off with $20...

Hm?

...Er, sorry, ''Temptation'' Dollars. Fake money, basically. Anyway, the show began with a Speed Round for 30 seconds, with correct answers adding T$5 and wrong answers deducting T$5.

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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) started off with $20...

Hm?

...Er,
$20--er, sorry, 20 ''Temptation'' Dollars. Fake Dollars.[[note]]Fake money, basically. in other words[[/note]] Anyway, the show began with a Speed Round for 30 seconds, with correct answers adding T$5 and wrong answers deducting T$5.



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.

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Another Speed Round, which was essentially Dis or Dat? from ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' (aka Speed Round #2), ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'', 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 much smaller payouts, then a game-ending Speed Round for +/-T$10. As before, the winner was the person with the highest score.



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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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 either 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: ''Trivial Pursuit: America Plays'', whose ratings were...pretty much the same, actually.



* 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 seem to get anything if they didn't win; think about that for a second.

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* 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, Creator/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.
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Rossi. Even the former ''American Idol'' ''Idol'' finalists competing for charity didn't seem to get anything if they didn't win; think about that for a second.



* OutOfOrder: You'd think a show with returning champs and a growing Instant Cash jackpot would avert this on principle; you'd be wrong.

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* OutOfOrder: You'd think a show with returning champs and a growing Instant Cash jackpot would avert this on principle; however, you'd be wrong.wrong in this case.


* 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.


* NeverTrustATrailer: The entire pitchfilm. While showing clips of the two pilots, taped on the Australian ''Temptation''[='s=] set, the pitchfilm didn't show any of the minigames that made it to the actual show and was almost entirely focused on the shopping aspect.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The entire pitchfilm. While showing clips of the two pilots, taped on the Australian ''Temptation''[='s=] Aussie ''Temptation'' set, the pitchfilm didn't show any of the minigames that made it to the actual show and was almost entirely focused on the shopping aspect.aspect. It also tried to use the popularity of the Aussie version as incentive, with one of those clips showing the legit Fame Game.



* ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle: ''Temptation: The New Sale Of The Century''.

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* ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle: ''Temptation: The New Sale Of The of the Century''.

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