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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 18 seasons, whereof one joint Scandinavian celebrity season with the Norwegian and Danish versions.

Season Tribes Number of
Castaways
Season Run Winner(s) Runner(s)-Up Final Vote
SVT (1997–2003)
Expedition
Robinson
1997
North Team
South Team
Robinson
16 September 13, 1997 –
November 29, 1997
S1sweden martin t
Martin Melin
S1sweden kent t
Kent Larsen
6–2
Expedition
Robinson
1998
North Team
South Team
Robinson
15 September 12, 1998 –
December 5, 1998
S2sweden alexandra t
Alexandra Zazzi
S2sweden birgitta t
Birgitta Åberg
7–2
Expedition
Robinson
1999
North Team
West Team
East Team
South Team
Robinson
17 September 25, 1999 –
December 18, 1999
S3sweden jerker t
Jerker Dalman
S3sweden klas t
Klas Granström
5–4
Expedition
Robinson
2000
North Team
South Team
Robinson
16 October 7, 2000 –
December 30, 2000
S4sweden mattias t
Mattias Dalerstedt
S4sweden edward t
Edward Lundberg
7–2
Expedition
Robinson
2001
North Team
South Team
Robinson
17 October 6, 2001 –
January 5, 2002
S5sweden janj t
Jan Emanuel Johansson
S5sweden jand t
Jan Dinkelspiel
7–2
Expedition
Robinson
2002
North Team
South Team
Robinson
17 November 16, 2002 –
February 6, 2003
S6sweden antoni t
Antoni Matacz
S6sweden mirre t
Mariana "Mirre" Dehlin
5–4
Expedition
Robinson
2003
Challengers
Veterans
North Team
South Team
Robinson
24 November 22, 2003 –
February 14, 2004
S7sweden emma t
Emma Andersson
S7sweden mille t
Mille Lansburgh
11–5
TV3 (2004–2005)
Expedition
Robinson
2004
North Team
South Team
Team X
Robinson
20 September 13, 2004 –
December 4, 2004
S8sweden jerry t
Jerry Forsberg
S8sweden fike t
Fike Najafi
11–9
Expedition
Robinson
VIP
Denmark
Norway
Sweden
[[|Robinson]]
15 January 16, 2005 –
March 20, 2005
SEvip tilde t
Tilde Fröling
SEvip jan t
Jan Simonsen
SEvip asbjorn t
Asbjørn Riis
5–4–3
Expedition
Robinson
2005
North Team
South Team
Robinson
24 September 10, 2005 –
December 10, 2005
S10sweden karolinac t
Karolina Conrad
S10sweden max t
Max Stjernfelt
6–5
TV4 (2009–)
Robinson
2009
Parangan
Magkal
Robinson
18 March 21, 2009 –
May 30, 2009
S11sweden ellenor t
Ellenor Pierre
S11sweden jarmo t
Jarmo Heinonen
4–3
Robinson
Karibien
Agwe
Brise
Legba
18 November 21, 2009 –
January 30, 2010
S12sweden hans t
Hans Brettschneider
S12sweden jimmy t
Jimmy Führ
5–3
Robinson
2010
Buwanga
Sarimanok
Kalis
Lubad
21 October 7, 2010 –
December 18, 2010
S13sweden erik t
Erik Svedberg
S13sweden helene t
Heléne Ekelund
No Vote1
Robinson
2011
Bontoc
Kalinga
Gago
[[|Matal]]
Naiwan
20 August 29, 2011 –
November 10, 2011
S14sweden mats t
Mats Kemi
S14sweden ola t
Ola Ahlgren
S14sweden hannan t
Hanna Nygren
No Vote1
Robinson
Revanschen
Guntao
Tigas
Robinson
14 August 20, 2012 –
September 6, 2012
S15sweden mariana t
Mariana "Mirre" Hammarling
S15sweden robert t
Robert "Robban" Andersson
3–0
Robinson
Love Edition
Bros
Srei
Sreros
27 April 7, 2015 –
June 11, 2015
S16sweden dan tS16sweden jennifer t
Dan Spinelli Scala
and Jennifer Egelryd
S16sweden pontus tS16sweden denice t
Pontus Hermansson
and Denice Andrée
8–3
Robinson
2018
North Team
South Team
Robinson
19 March 18, 2018 –
May 27, 2018
S17sweden daniel t
Daniel "DK" Westlund
S17sweden henrikn t
Henrik Norgren
7–2
Robinson
2019
North Team
South Team
[[|Robinson]]
22 March 17, 2019 –
May 26, 2019
S18sweden klas t
Klas Beyer
S18sweden fia t
Fia Grönborg
No Vote1
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