Survivor is the American version of the international Survivor reality competition television franchise, itself derived from the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson created by Charlie Parsons which premiered in 1997.

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.

Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents purportedly unscripted real-life situations, often starring unknown individuals rather than professional actors.

Charles Andrew "Charlie" Parsons is a British television producer known as the creator of the TV series Survivor.

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The American series premiered on May 31, 2000, on CBS.

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It is hosted by television personality Jeff Probst, who is also an executive producer along with Mark Burnett and original creator, Parsons.

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The television show places a group of strangers in an isolated location, where they must provide food, fire, and shelter for themselves.


The contestants compete in challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination.


The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow contestants, until only one remains and is given the title of "Sole Survivor" and is awarded the grand prize of US$1,000,000.


The American version has been very successful.


From the 2000–01 through the 2005–06 television seasons, its first eleven seasons rated among the top ten most watched shows.


It is commonly considered the leader of American reality TV because it was the first highly rated and profitable reality show on broadcast television in the U.S., and is considered one of the best shows of the 2000s.

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The series has been nominated for several Emmy Awards, including winning for Outstanding Sound Mixing in 2001, Outstanding Special Class Program in 2002, and was subsequently nominated four times for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program when the category was introduced in 2003.

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Probst won the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program four consecutive times after the award was introduced in 2008.


In 2007, the series was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 greatest TV shows of all time.


In 2013, TV Guide ranked it at #39 on its list of the "60 Best Series of All Time".

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Season 39, Survivor: Island of the Idols, premiered on September 25, 2019.

Survivor: Island of the Idols is the 39th season of the American competitive reality television series Survivor, airing on CBS in the United States and Global in Canada.


The series' 40th season Survivor: Winners at War is set to premiere on February 12, 2020, during the 20th anniversary of the show.

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