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Expedition Robinson is the Swedish version of the Survivor franchise. It is the very first televised version of Survivor produced by Charlie Parsons debuting in 1997. The name is based on the literary pieces Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, both based on stories of people marooned by shipwrecks.

History

Main article: Survivor (franchise)

Format Variations

While the initial season of Expedition Robinson set the rules for the basic format of the show, starting in season two twists were added to make the game more interesting.

Division of Tribes

Over the course of the show's run, producers would add twists to how the tribes were divided. However, there has been changes in the divisions of the tribes. The first major change in tribal divisions came in the show's third season but there would be many variations in the way tribes were divided as years went on.

The following seasons had an unusual division of tribes:

  • Expedition Robinson 1999, where the contestants were initially split into four tribes of four. The two male tribes were known as 'East Team' and 'West Team'. The two female tribes were known as 'North Team' and 'South Team'. This division lasted until the East and West tribes were absorbed into the North and South in episode three.
  • Expedition Robinson 2002, where the contestants were split into tribes based on their gender. The 'North Team' was composed of all females with one male leader while the 'South Team' was composed of all males with one female leader. This division lasted until episode four when a tribal swap occurred.
  • Expedition Robinson 2003, where the contestants, initially only veterans, all lived as one tribe and were then divided into two tribes in episode two known as the 'Veteran Team', which was composed of former Robinson contestants, and the 'Challenger Team' composed of fans of the show. This division lasted for only one episode as a tribal swap occurred in episode three.
  • Robinson Karibien, where contestants were initially split into two tribes based on gender. This division came to an end in episode two following a tribal swap.
  • Robinson 2011, where the two tribes were initially composed of two tribes of six women. This division, while not officially ended, slowly lost significance as more men joined the game and some of the women quit.

Recurring Themes

Tribe switch and dissolves

Main Article: Tribe Switch and Tribe Dissolve.

Merge

Main article: Merge

Utopia/The Other Side

Main article: Redemption Island (twist)

Duel

Main article: Duel

Seasons

Expedition Robinson has filmed 21 seasons, whereof one joint Scandinavian celebrity season with the Norwegian and Danish versions.

Season Tribes Number of
Castaways
Filming Location Season Run Winner(s) Final Vote
SVT (1997–2003)
Robinson 1997 North Team
South Team
Robinson
16 Malaysia September 13 –
November 29, 1997
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Martin Melin
6–2
Robinson 1998 North Team
South Team
Robinson
15 September 12 –
December 5, 1998
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Alexandra Zazzi
7–2
Robinson 1999 North Team
West Team
East Team
South Team
Robinson
17 Philippines September 25 –
December 18, 1999
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Jerker Dalman
5–4
Robinson 2000 North Team
South Team
Robinson
16 Malaysia October 7 –
December 30, 2000
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Mattias Dalerstedt
7–2
Robinson 2001 North Team
South Team
Robinson
17 October 6, 2001 –
January 5, 2002
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Jan Emanuel Johansson
7–2
Robinson 2002 North Team
South Team
Robinson
17 November 16, 2002 –
February 6, 2003
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Antoni Matacz
5–4
Robinson 2003 Challengers
Veterans
North Team
South Team
Robinson
24 November 22, 2003 –
February 14, 2004
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Emma Andersson
11–5
TV3 (2004–2005)
Robinson 2004 North Team
South Team
Team X
Robinson
20 Malaysia September 13 –
December 4, 2004
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Jerry Forsberg
11–9
Robinson VIP Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Robinson
15 January 16 –
March 20, 2005
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Tilde Fröling
5–4–3
Robinson 2005 North Team
South Team
Robinson
24 September 10 –
December 10, 2005
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Karolina Conrad
6–5
TV4 (2009–2012)
Robinson 2009 Parangan
Magkal
Robinson
18 Philippines March 21 –
May 30, 2009
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Ellenor Pierre
4–3
Robinson: Karibien Agwe
Brise
Legba
18 Dominican Republic November 21, 2009 –
January 30, 2010
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Hans Brettschneider
5–3
Robinson 2010 Buwanga
Sarimanok
Kalis
Lubad
21 Philippines October 7 –
December 18, 2010
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Erik Svedberg
No Vote1
Robinson 2011 Bontoc
Kalinga
Gago
Matal
Naiwan
20 August 29 –
November 10, 2011
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Mats Kemi
No Vote1
Robinson: Revanschen Guntao
Tigas
Robinson
14 August 20 –
September 6, 2012
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Mirre Hammarling
3–0
Sjuan (2015)
Robinson: Love Edition Bros
Srei
Sreros
27 Cambodia April 7 –
June 11, 2015
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Dan Spinelli Scala
and Jennifer Egelryd
8–3
TV4 (2018–)
Robinson: Fiji North Team
South Team
Robinson
19 Fiji March 18 –
May 27, 2018
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Daniel "DK" Westlund
7–2
Robinson 2019 North Team
South Team
Robinson
22 March 17 –
May 26, 2019
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Klas Beyer
No Vote1
Robinson 2020 North Team
South Team
Robinson
23 March 15 –
May 24, 2020
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Michael Björklund
No Vote1
Robinson 2021 North Team
South Team
Robinson
20 Sweden March 21 –
May 30, 2021
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Dennis Johansson
No Vote1
Robinson 2022 North Team
South Team
East Team
West Team
Robinson
25 Dominican Republic March 20 –
May 29, 2022
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Filip Johansson
No Vote1
^1 This season did not end with a Jury Vote, but instead by a Final Challenge.

See also

References

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