TV Nova will launch the Czech-and-Slovak version of the Survivor reality show on Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 8 pm. The day before, on 10 January, the first episode will be shown on Voyo. The competition will feature celebrities.

TV Nova will launch the Czech-and-Slovak version of Survivor on Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 8 pm. The first episode will be shown on Voyo the day before, on 10 January.

Survivor is one of the biggest, most popular and most successful reality shows across the world. It is a format that perfectly fits into the diverse programming offer of TV Nova and is successful predominantly with young TV and online viewers,” says Silvia Majeská, Programming Director, TV Nova. The show will be broadcast in co-production with the Slovak fellow-subsidiary TV Markíza. 

From an extensive number of applicants, 8 Czechs and 4 Slovaks were selected who will fight for survival in the Dominican Republic. Additional 12 contestants are celebrities. These 24 participants will compete in various games for survival and the total victory. The winner will receive a prize of 2.5 million crowns.

The Czech celebrities who have accepted the challenge include: the singer, actor and presenter Vojtěch Drahokoupil, known to viewers as the co-host of the online show Love Island Extra; the actress, singer and stand-up comedian Iva Pazderková; the YouTuber, blogger and presenter Nikola Čechová; the presenter of the favourite radio station Evropa 2 Tomáš Zástěra; the finalist of MasterChef Česko Ta Thuy Dung alias Chili; the actress and singer Barbora Jánová; and the model, actor and former football player Matěj Paprčiak.

The Slovak celebrities will be represented by the most watched video maker Daniel “GoGo” Štrauch; the winner of the 12th series of the Farma reality show  Xénia Gregušová; the MMA fighter Gábor Boráros; the football player and Love Island contestant Nathan Christián Dzaba; and the sportswoman, 14-time karate world champion Veronika Havlik.

The show will be hosted by a Czech-and-Slovak pair of presenters. The Czech host will be the sports commentator Ondřej Novotný. Slovakia will be represented by Martin Šmahel, whom TV Markíza’s viewers know as the host of the online show Farma X-tra.

The reality show is made in cooperation with the leading international production company Acun Medya Global, which made a big viewer hit out of Survivor in Turkey, Greece, Romania and Mexico. Globally, the format is distributed by Banijay Rights, the global distributor having a multi-genre portfolio. Since its launch in 1997, Survivor has been adapted in 48 territories.