The CBS TV series "Survivor" premiered on May 31, 2000. Jeff Probst is the host and executive producer. As of April 2015, it is in its 30th season, and 449 episodes have aired.
"Survivor" is a reality show based on a group of castaways who perform various competitions and tasks to see who can survive on an island the longest. The show's cast votes people out at the end of each episode until there is one winner. Since it began, 460 contestants have appeared on the show. The idea for "Survivor" came from a Swedish television series called "Expedition Robinson." Charlie Parsons is the creator of the original Swedish show as well as the American version.