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|Format||Reality game show|
|Created by||Charlie Parsons|
|Developed by||Planet 24|
|Theme music composer||Jon Rekdal|
|Country of origin||Sweden|
|No. of seasons||15|
|Running time||60 minutes (1997–2005, 2012)
85 minutes (2009–2011)
|Production company(s)||Strix Television (1997–2005)
Silverback/ITV Studios & Castaway (2009–2012)
|Original channel||SVT (1997–2003)
|Original run||13 September 1997– 6 September 2012|
Expedition Robinson is a Swedish reality television program in which contestants are put into survival situations, and a voting process eliminates one person each episode until a winner is determined. The format was developed in 1994 by Charlie Parsons for a United Kingdom TV production company called Planet 24, but the Swedish debut in 1997 was the first production to actually make it to television. An American version called Survivor, started in 2000.
Sixteen contestants are put into a survival situation and compete in a variety of physical challenges. Early in each season two teams compete but later on the teams are merged and the competitions become individual. At the end of each show one contestant is eliminated from the show by the others in a secret "island council" ballot.
The final episode of season four was viewed by 4,045,000 people out of a total population of 8.8 million in Sweden. The series returned from 2009 to 2012, now on TV4, hosted by Linda Isacsson in 2009 and later Paolo Roberto.
|1997||Harald Treutiger||Anders Eriksson||SVT||16||Martin Melin||500,000 SEK ($70,000)|
|1998||Mikael Hylin||15||Alexandra Zazzi|
|1999||Anders Lundin||Mattias Olsson||17||Jerker Dalman|
|2000||Hasse Aro||16||Mattias Dalerstedt|
|2001–02||Hasse Aro & Kajsa Glansén||17||Jan Emanuel Johansson|
|2002||Hasse Aro & Joakim Jankert||Antoni Matacz|
|2003–04||Hasse Aro & Anki Lindberg||24 (10 new)||Emma Andersson|
|2004||Robert Aschberg||Hasse Aro & Claes Leinstedt||TV3||20 (19 new)||Jerry Forsberg||1,000,000 SEK ($140,000)|
|24 (23 new)||Karolina Conrad|
|2005 (VIP)||15 (VIP)||Tilde Fröling||500,000 SEK ($70,000)|
|2009||Linda Isacsson||Cricko Akander||TV4||18||Ellenor Pierre||?|
|2009–10||Paolo Roberto||Pontus Gårdinger & Ylva Hultén||Hans Brettschneider||?|
|2010||Nicklas Nordernström & Ylva Hultén||21||Erik Svedberg||?|
|2011||Cricko Akander & Ylva Hultén||20||Mats Kemi||?|
|2012||Stefan Stridh||14 (0 new)||Mariana "Mirre" Hammarling||?|
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- Expedition Robinson at the Internet Movie Database
- Expedition Robinson at Aftonbladet (Swedish)
- Official Strix site
- Salon article