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[[File:Survivor_Universal_Logo.jpg|thumb|296px|The US series' universal logo.]]
 
'''''Survivor''''' is an award-winning American reality-based competition television show produced by CBS.
 
'''''Survivor''''' is an award-winning American reality-based competition television show produced by CBS.
 
==History==
 
==History==
''Survivor'' is derived from a 1997 Swedish television series called ''Expedition Robinson''. Following its success, in 2000, Mark Burnett collaborated with Parsons to create the US version, which they entitled ''Survivor''. Initially, Burnett looked for a television network who would buy the concept, but was unsuccessful, until CBS accepted the offer.
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''Survivor'' is derived from a 1997 Swedish television series called ''Expedition Robinson''. Following its success, in 2000, Mark Burnett collaborated with Parsons to create the US version, which they entitled ''Survivor''. Initially, Burnett looked for a television network who would buy the concept, but was unsuccessful, until CBS accepted the offer.
   
 
The American series debuted in May 31, 2000, which amassed huge international success, which prompted Burnett and Parsons to produce more seasons after it.
 
The American series debuted in May 31, 2000, which amassed huge international success, which prompted Burnett and Parsons to produce more seasons after it.
   
Following the American franchise, other countries have produced their own versions of the series. The rights to these franchises are bought from Parsons' Castaway Television Productions.
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Following the American franchise, other countries have produced their own versions of the series. The rights to these franchises are bought from Parsons' Castaway Television Productions.
   
 
In {{S|8}}, the movie, ''Lord of the Flies'' was said to be an inspiration of the series.
 
In {{S|8}}, the movie, ''Lord of the Flies'' was said to be an inspiration of the series.
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==Premise==
 
==Premise==
 
The show's premise is to subject 16-20 strangers to a remote location, stripped away of most comforts in life such as food and technology. These contestants would be undergo [[challenge]]s and physical and mental fatigue for 39 days. Divided in to teams called "[[Tribe|tribes]]", the castaways must construct a new world while battling the elements and one another. Every third night, they would go to [[Tribal Council]] and must vote one of their own off the island. At a certain point, what remains from the two tribes would [[merge]] into one final tribe where they will compete for a seat at the [[Final Tribal Council]], where the [[Jury|most recently eliminated castaways]] will ultimately decide which of the final few would earn the title of [[Sole Survivor]] and its accompanying $1,000,000 prize.
 
The show's premise is to subject 16-20 strangers to a remote location, stripped away of most comforts in life such as food and technology. These contestants would be undergo [[challenge]]s and physical and mental fatigue for 39 days. Divided in to teams called "[[Tribe|tribes]]", the castaways must construct a new world while battling the elements and one another. Every third night, they would go to [[Tribal Council]] and must vote one of their own off the island. At a certain point, what remains from the two tribes would [[merge]] into one final tribe where they will compete for a seat at the [[Final Tribal Council]], where the [[Jury|most recently eliminated castaways]] will ultimately decide which of the final few would earn the title of [[Sole Survivor]] and its accompanying $1,000,000 prize.
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===Motto===
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The series' motto, ''Outwist, Outplay Outlast'', is the three key factors to ensure victory in the game. "Outwit" is the strategic factor, where a contestant must cleverly make it through the game as unscathed as possible. To "Outplay" is to consider the other contestants and how to assimilate and/or manipulate them. "Outlast" stands for surviving as much days as possible.
   
 
==Format==
 
==Format==
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''To know about Survivor's rules, refer to the ''[[Survivor Rulebook]]'' page.''
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Sixteen to twenty strangers will be marooned in an unforgiving territory where they will be divided into two teams called ""[[tribe|tribes]]". According to [[Jeff Probst]], the standard 16-castaway format is implemented to make the viewers get to know each contestant more; but in seasons with more than 16 contestants, Probst explained that the expanded cast is to have "wiggle room" in case of unprecedented events such as medical evacuations and voluntary exits.
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Given with a pre-determined amount of tools and supplies, the tribes would then proceed to their camps, which they will inhabit on for the next 39 days (42 in {{S|2}}). These tools are limited to a machete, a cooking pot and water canteens. In some seasons, contestants are given limited food supplies such as rice and fruits. Otherwise, they have to rely on available flora and fauna for nourishment.
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These tribes are also required to compete in competitions called "[[challenges]]'', where they have to vie for either creature comforts ([[Reward Challenge]]s) or the right to stay for three more days ([[Immunity Challenge]]s). The tribe that loses at the Immunity Challenge must go to an elimination ceremony called [[Tribal Council]] where their actions will put into account. The tribe votes, and whoever receives the plurality of the votes (majority vote is not nessary) will be sent home. In {{S|22}} and {{S|23}}, the person who gets voted out will be sent to [[Redemption Island (Twist)|Redemption Island]] to win their way back into the game.
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
 
==Success==
 
==Success==

Revision as of 05:09, October 27, 2012

Survivor Universal Logo

The US series' universal logo.

Survivor is an award-winning American reality-based competition television show produced by CBS.

History

Survivor is derived from a 1997 Swedish television series called Expedition Robinson. Following its success, in 2000, Mark Burnett collaborated with Parsons to create the US version, which they entitled Survivor. Initially, Burnett looked for a television network who would buy the concept, but was unsuccessful, until CBS accepted the offer.

The American series debuted in May 31, 2000, which amassed huge international success, which prompted Burnett and Parsons to produce more seasons after it.

Following the American franchise, other countries have produced their own versions of the series. The rights to these franchises are bought from Parsons' Castaway Television Productions.

In Survivor: All-Stars, the movie, Lord of the Flies was said to be an inspiration of the series.

The Survivor series is considered to be the pioneer of the Reality Television genre, spawning several reality shows with different premises.

Premise

The show's premise is to subject 16-20 strangers to a remote location, stripped away of most comforts in life such as food and technology. These contestants would be undergo challenges and physical and mental fatigue for 39 days. Divided in to teams called "tribes", the castaways must construct a new world while battling the elements and one another. Every third night, they would go to Tribal Council and must vote one of their own off the island. At a certain point, what remains from the two tribes would merge into one final tribe where they will compete for a seat at the Final Tribal Council, where the most recently eliminated castaways will ultimately decide which of the final few would earn the title of Sole Survivor and its accompanying $1,000,000 prize.

Motto

The series' motto, Outwist, Outplay Outlast, is the three key factors to ensure victory in the game. "Outwit" is the strategic factor, where a contestant must cleverly make it through the game as unscathed as possible. To "Outplay" is to consider the other contestants and how to assimilate and/or manipulate them. "Outlast" stands for surviving as much days as possible.

Format

To know about Survivor's rules, refer to the Survivor Rulebook page.

Sixteen to twenty strangers will be marooned in an unforgiving territory where they will be divided into two teams called ""tribes". According to Jeff Probst, the standard 16-castaway format is implemented to make the viewers get to know each contestant more; but in seasons with more than 16 contestants, Probst explained that the expanded cast is to have "wiggle room" in case of unprecedented events such as medical evacuations and voluntary exits.

Given with a pre-determined amount of tools and supplies, the tribes would then proceed to their camps, which they will inhabit on for the next 39 days (42 in Survivor: The Australian Outback). These tools are limited to a machete, a cooking pot and water canteens. In some seasons, contestants are given limited food supplies such as rice and fruits. Otherwise, they have to rely on available flora and fauna for nourishment.

These tribes are also required to compete in competitions called "challenges, where they have to vie for either creature comforts (Reward Challenges) or the right to stay for three more days (Immunity Challenges). The tribe that loses at the Immunity Challenge must go to an elimination ceremony called Tribal Council where their actions will put into account. The tribe votes, and whoever receives the plurality of the votes (majority vote is not nessary) will be sent home. In Survivor: Redemption Island and Survivor: South Pacific, the person who gets voted out will be sent to Redemption Island to win their way back into the game.

Locations

Success

Impact

Merchandise

Accolades

See also

References

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