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|Format||Reality, Game Show|
|Created by||Charlie Parsons|
|Theme music composer||Jon Rekdal|
|Country of origin||Sweden|
|No. of seasons||13|
|Original channel||SVT (1997–2003)
|Original run||1997 – present|
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.
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 in 2009, now on TV4 with the world's third female hostess, Linda Isacsson.
|1997||Harald Treutiger||Anders Eriksson||SVT||16||Martin Melin||500,000 SEK ($70,000)|
|1998||Harald Treutiger||Mikael Hylin||SVT||15||Alexandra Zazzi|
|1999||Anders Lundin||Mattias Olsson||SVT||17||Jerker Dalman|
|2000||Anders Lundin||Hasse Aro||SVT||16||Mattias Dalerstedt|
|2001–02||Anders Lundin||Hasse Aro / Kajsa Glansén||SVT||17||Jan Emanuel Johansson|
|2002||Anders Lundin||Hasse Aro / Joakim Jankert||SVT||17||Antoni Matacz|
|2003–04||Anders Lundin||Hasse Aro / Anki Lindberg||SVT||24 (10 new)||Emma Andersson|
|2004||Robert Aschberg||Hasse Aro / Claes Leinstedt||TV3||20 (19 new)||Jerry Forsberg||1,000,000 SEK ($140,000)|
|2005||Robert Aschberg||Hasse Aro / Frida Åberg||TV3||24 (23 new)||Karolina Conrad|
|2005 (VIP)||Robert Aschberg||Hasse Aro / Frida Åberg||TV3||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||TV4||18||Hans Brettschneider||?|
|2010||Paolo Roberto||Nicklas Nordernström / Ylva Hultén||TV4||21||Erik Svedberg||?|
|2011||Paolo Roberto||Nicklas Nordernström / Ylva Hultén||TV4||20||Mats Kemi||?|
|2012||Paolo Roberto||TV4||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