Skavlan (TV show)

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Television broadcast
Original title Skavlan
Country of production Norway , Sweden
original language Norwegian , Swedish , English
Year (s) since 2009
Monkberry AS
length 60 minutes
genre Talk show
Moderation Fredrik Skavlan
First broadcast 2009 on Sveriges Television (SVT)
Fredrik Skavlan (2009)

Skavlan is a Swedish - Norwegian talk show that has been hosted by Norwegian presenter Fredrik Skavlan since 2009 . It is broadcast on the Swedish side by Sveriges Television (SVT), in Norway the program switched from Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) to TV 2 in 2018 .


The program started in the spring of 2009 as a production by SVT and comprised programs on eight Fridays. The individual programs were recorded in Stockholm . The Norwegian broadcaster NRK repeated the episodes on Saturdays. In autumn 2009, NRK and SVT started working closely together and the two broadcasters began to produce the recording together. The program was subsequently also broadcast on Fridays in Norway. There it was part of the program, the so-called Gullrekka , a series of high - rated entertainment programs on Friday evening. Since autumn 2010 the program has been produced by Monkberry AS , the production company of presenter Fredrik Skavlan.

The program is mostly recorded in Stockholm, but there are also occasional recordings from studios in New York City or London . Mainly international guests are invited there. In 2016, a larger part of the episodes were produced in New York. Each season consists of twelve episodes.

After almost ten years on the NRK channel, the show was sold to TV 2 in Norway . This was announced in June 2018, the NRK stated as the reason that the asking price was too high. With the transition from NRK to TV 2, the number of viewers fell from just under a million viewers to under 300,000 viewers. TV 2 then postponed the broadcast of the next season to Saturday. The audience numbers in Sweden, however, remained stable at over a million.

Guests and language

The majority of the guests come from Sweden and Norway. Skavlan himself mostly speaks a mixture of Norwegian and Swedish ( Svorsk ), using Swedish words in his Norwegian sentences. The interviewed guests speak in one of the two languages. International guests are interviewed in English.

The use of the language mix is ​​discussed more frequently in the media and linguists are also concerned with it. In 2010, Fredrik Skavlan was awarded the Northern Language Prize for this. The linguist Finn-Erik Vinje criticized the fact that the use of the Swedish words is often not necessary, since Swedish speakers could understand the Norwegian word replaced.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Trond Smith-Meyer: Gullrekka . In: Store norske leksikon . September 29, 2014 ( [accessed March 22, 2020]).
  2. William Bugge: Seerne sviktet etter over til addressed TV 2 men selskapet til Fredrik Skavlan setter ny results-record. July 24, 2019, accessed March 22, 2020 (Norwegian).
  3. Om Monkberry - Monkberry. Retrieved March 22, 2020 (Norwegian).
  4. a b In Conversation: Talk Show Host Fredrik Skavlan. In: Nordic Style Magazine. February 21, 2020, accessed March 22, 2020 (American English).
  5. Skavlan flyttar till New York. In: Göteborgs-Posten. September 2, 2016, accessed March 22, 2020 (Swedish).
  6. Om Skavlan - Retrieved March 22, 2020 .
  7. Iram Ansari: Skavlan ferdig i NRK - prisen ble for høy. In: NRK. June 5, 2018, accessed on March 22, 2020 (Norwegian Bokmål).
  8. Emilie Solberg, Birk Tjeldflaat Helle: Ny Skavlan-nedtur: Tidenes laveste seertall for programlederen på TV March 2nd, 25th 2019, accessed on March 22nd, 2020 .
  9. Birk Tjeldflaat Helle: "Skavlan" fortsetter å øke - ble sett av 366,000. January 21, 2019, accessed March 22, 2020 .
  10. ^ "Old dette hadde nok Skavlan sluppet, om han hadde blitt værende i gullrekka på NRK". Retrieved March 22, 2020 (Norwegian).
  11. Nordens språkpris 2010 to Fredrik Skavlan. Retrieved March 22, 2020 (Norwegian).
  12. a b Ola Nymo Trulsen: - Jeg forlater studio i skam. In: NRK. December 6, 2010, accessed on March 22, 2020 (Norwegian Bokmål).