Expedition Robinson was the Central European version of Expedition
Robinson. In the spring of 2000, ORF in Austria and RTL2 in Germany
decided to buy the broadcasting rights to the shows Big Brother and
Expedition Robinson as they wanted to begin airing a new "reality soaps"
genre. Neither show was quite as big a success as RTL2 had expected,
however both were renewed for a second season (Big Brother would
eventually be renewed for at least ten more). Following the first
season, ORF chose to no longer broadcast Expedition Robinson leaving
only RTL2 to air a second season. For an unknown reason in 2001 RTL2
decided to produce a show that was almost identical to Expedition
Robinson known as Gestrandet. Gestrandet proved to be a ratings failure
and after 2001, Expedition Robinson no longer aired in Austria or
The name alludes to both Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family
Robinson, two stories featuring people marooned by shipwrecks.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Expedition Robinson - Expedition Robinson - Netflix
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. An American
version called Survivor, started in 2000.
Expedition Robinson - Ownership - Netflix
Planet 24 was owned by Charlie Parsons and Bob Geldof. Their company
Castaway Television Productions retained the rights to the concept when
they sold Planet 24 in 1999.
Expedition Robinson - References - Netflix