Only the strong survive and the CBS show Survivor proves it. The show is one of the most gruesome reality shows on the planet. Contestants are put on a secluded island where they are forced to hunt for food, make their own shelter and fend for themselves as if they were cavemen. The show allows contestants to vote off other tribe members in a special ceremony. This system is carried out until only one contestant is left standing and his namedthe "Sole Survivor." Survivor made its television debut in 1997.