TV Slagalica (Serbian Cyrillic: ТВ Слагалица; English: TV Puzzle) or simply Slagalica is Serbia’s longest-running quiz show produced by RTS and airs on RTS1. It is based on Des chiffres et des lettres, a French game show. It first aired on 22 November 1993. at 7 pm. It consists of seven simple mind games (word, number and knowledge games). Contestants play for a spot in the quarter finals, semi finals and then the finals. Contestants win prizes as they progress. It has three female hosts: Marija Veljković, Kristina Radenković and Milica Gacin. After the end of each 10th series, winners of each of the previous 10 series', with an addition of 6 runner ups, play in the superfinal using the same system as a regular series. In the superfinal, there is also an additional game played.
|Presented by||Marija Veljković, Kristina Radenković and Milica Gacin|
|Country of origin||FR Yugoslavia (1993–2003)|
Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)
|No. of series||137|
|No. of episodes||~8000|
|Production locations||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||15-25 minutes|
|Production company||Radio-television of Serbia|
|Original network||Radio-television of Serbia|
|Picture format||4:3, 16:9 (on 1 December 2014)|
|Original release||22 November 1993 –|
|Preceded by||Muzička Slagalica|
TV Slagalica is the longest-running quiz show which has survived competition from internationally created quiz shows with local production in Serbia (such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and The Weakest Link).
The first show aired on 22 November 1993 under the name of Muzička Slagalica (English: Musical Puzzle). The producers changed over time, there have been a total of 20 hosts, 20 different games, 5.000 contestants, the air time has changed numerous times, the studio design has changed as well as the sponsors, prizes and the name (to TV Slagalica).
On 7 April 2006 the quiz aired its 3000th episode. Since May 2007 the show has started airing daily at 19:00 Central European Time. The 104th season of TV Slagalica began airing in January 2018.
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TV Slagalica is aired according to seasons. Each season has 61 episodes and in each show there are 2 contestants. The contestants are chosen by a test conducted before the quiz is filmed. Out of the total 61 episodes in each season, 40 are qualifier shows for the quarter finals and 21 episodes are for those that have won in the previous forty episodes competing for a spot in the top 8. Each contestant gets an award even if they are defeated by their opponent. Each episode starts with the host announcing the episode number and current season and introducing the contestants. The introduction used to include the supervisor Milka Canić that welcomed the viewers with the, now iconic, greeting: Good evening.
Even though the quiz show is not as high tech as others, TV Slagalica has managed to bring in a high ratings for its network averaging approximately 1.5 million viewers on work days.
- Slagalica - Igra sa slovima (Puzzle - Letter game)
A computer flashes letters of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet. The first contestant says "stop" 12 times and therefore twelve letters are displayed. The two contestants try and work out the longest Serbian word they can make from the 12 letters. Each letter is worth 1 point. However, if the word declared is the longest possible, an additional 5 points are awarded. The person with the word with more letters wins. The game is played twice (each contestant chooses the letters once).
- Moj Broj - Igra sa brojevima (Math game)
The players randomly (by saying "stop", like in the first game) pick a 3-digit number and 6 more numbers (4 single-digit numbers, one which is one of 10, 15 or 20 and one is 25, 50, 75 or 100). The players must use the six numbers and basic mathematical operations to get a result as close to the given number as possible. A 90-second time limit is imposed. After the time limit, the players report their results and the one with the closer result presents the equation. If the equation is wrong, the other player presents his equation. The game is played twice, each time one of the contestants picks the numbers.
- Korak po korak - Igra otkrivanja pojmova (Word detection game)
The players are trying to guess the hidden word through 7 steps. Time takes about 5 seconds on each step, then the player in turn must guess the word. If he cannot guess, the other player tries to do it. First step is always the hardest and last step is the easiest.
- Skočko (Mastermind)
The players play mastermind game. Each player plays once and has 6 attempts to guess the 4-symbol combination. If the player fails to do so, the other player has one attempt to guess his opponents combination. Skočko refers to the mascot of the show, which is also one of the 6 images that can form the combination. Other are playing card suits (hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades) and a star.
- Slovo po Slovo (Hangman)
This game is only played in the superfinal.
The players are offered blank letter spaces that when filled, contain a phrase, book name, movie name and similar. The game is played twice, each time started by a different player. Each player starts off with 30 points. The player guesses a letter. When guessed, the letter appears in all empty spaces it would show up in when the phrase is complete. Every time they guess a letter, they lose a point. After the time runs out, the player guesses the phrase. If they manage to do so, they are awarded the number of points they had left. If they do not, the other player gets a chance to guess the phrase. If they manage to do so, they are awarded five points. No points are awarded if neither player guesses the given phrase.
- Spojnice (Connections)
The players are offered two sets of 10 words or sentences. The game is played twice, each started by a different player. Each game has a theme and each word from the first set needs to paired up with the corresponding word in the other set. Each connection is worth two point. When they make a mistake, they move onto the next word, not getting points for the missed word. The process repeats until the last word. If any words remain unconnected, the second player tries to connect them, receiving one point per connection. No points are awarded for words that none of the players could connect.
- Ko zna zna (General knowledge game)
Ten general knowledge questions are asked, the first one always being related to the Serbian language, and the last one always being related to sport. When the question is asked, players can apply to apply to answer. If players apply, the player that applied first gets the opportunity to answer first. Each question is worth 10 points. If the first applied contestant does not know the answer, and the second contestant applied as well, the second contestant gets a chance to answer and vice versa. If a contestant answers incorrectly, they lose five points. This game brings the most points to the players, with up to 100 points up for grabs.
- Asocijacije (Associations game)
Contestant must solve 2 associations. They have four minutes to do so.
- Berza (Auction game)
The players have been offered a set of questions to which the answers are 50:50 or 3:1 chance to answer correctly (most usually yes/no questions), and then the players bid which one will have more correct answers. If the highest bidder answers the exact number of questions they bid for or more, they win, otherwise, the other player takes points.
- Budite detektiv (Detective game)
The players have been told about mysterious person or object and they must guess who the person/object is.
- Dodavanje (Number adding game)
The players choose five numbers from the randomly chosen set of numbers. Then the player randomly chooses a target number, which contestants must reach by adding up their chosen numbers. They take turns adding numbers. If a player reaches the target number they are the winner. If it's players' turn to add, and after the addition the sum becomes larger than the target number, their opponent wins.
- Nije nego ("The other way around")
The players must guess the names of books, movies etc. by the title with antonym words (for example: "A Midwinter Day's Reality" for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"). Each player has five titles to guess and has five seconds for each. After that, the other player tries to guess the ones the first player missed.
Current crew of Slagalica:
- Hosts: Marija Veljković, Kristina Radenković and Milica Gacin.
- Director: Živojin Čelić
- Quiz coordinator: Anja Vasiljević
Gaming supervisor Milka Canić became somewhat of a staple television personality from Serbia, as she always started the show by simply greeting the contestants and the host with the catchphrase "Dobro veče" ("Good Evening"), the remark for which she became notable for being in use for more than 10 years of the show's run. Canić is not present in the studio during the competition since 2012, but is still credited as the supervisor.
Seasons and rankingsEdit
As of January 2020 Slagalica is in its 122nd season. Winners and rankings in each season can be seen in the table below.
|1||Ivan Jakovljević||Dragan Bešević||Jan Bažik||Nenad Komadinić|
|2||Dušan Nikić||Miroslav Cvetković||Branislav Nikić||Miroslav Lalić|
|4||Omer Ekić||Đorđe Simić||Vitomir Pavlović||Aleksandar Vujanović|
|5||Marko Obradović||Miroslav Cvetković||Miodrag Vojvodić|
|6||Mihajlo Nejkov||Bojan Đokanović||Veselin Sekulić||Čedomir Milanović|
|7||Zoran Jovanović||Dragan Radosavljević||Aleksandar Bjelica|
|8||Vladan Zarić||Dario||Goran Damjanović|
|10||Miodrag Vojvodić||Lazar Kojić|
|11||Vladimir Pešić||Bojan Pijevac|
|12||Goran Damjanović||Petar Miljković||Aleksandar Đorđević||Novica Lukić|
|13||Gordana Milešić||Momčilo Šaranović||Dejan Žukovski||Dejan Komar|
|16||Damir Duraković||Vladimir Miletić||Nenad Mušikić||Nebojša Jevtović|
|17||Ilija Loncar||Arsenije Milivojevic||Goran Radović|
|20||Željko Komarica||Miroljub Arsić|
|22||Andrej Pešikan||Novak Nikolić||Marjan Gosta||Miloš Đorđević|
|23||Goran Radović||Ivan Stamenković||Slaviša Simović||Ivica Janković|
|24||Marija Subotić||Vladimir Ranđelović||Srećko Golubovič||Aleksandar Kovačević|
|25||Aleksandra Čolakov||Milan Živanović||Dejan Doroslovački||Ivan Bukumirić|
|26||Predrag Antić||Milan Rmus||Dejan Jelić||Ksenija Danković|
|27||Sofija Necin||Vladan Zarić||Zvonko Vukićević||Dragan Milenković|
|28||Milenko Marković||Miloš Cvetić||Miroslav Pavlović||Milorad Cvejić|
|29||Đorđija Popović||Mirjana Radmilović||Vladan Stevanović||Dejan Đorđević|
|30||Vladimir Vujović||Sandra Trifunović||Branko Milić||Pero Đorđeski|
|31||Veljko Gluščević||Dragan Zeljković||Aleksandar Ćosić||Balša Nikolić|
|32||Milan Ivanović||Petar Tepavčević||Aleksandar Bukinac||Ivan Andonov|
|33||Darko Božičković||Vlastimir Purić||Dragan Pešović||Žarko Milovanović|
|34||Dejan Vukelić||Radomir Jovanović||Andrija Dodig||Milan Radulović|
|35||Jovan Ćuk||Siniša Ljustina||Gojko Šurbatović||Saša Stoiljković|
|36||Želimir Lalić||Saša Tonić||Vojin Ostojić||Daniel Pantović|
|37||Branislava Knežević||Milan Đorić||Vojislav Lazarević|
|38||Dušan Babić||Branko Hristov||Milan Pavlović|
|39||Dragan Isailović||Svetislav Mijović||Goran Stajić||Staniša Nikolić|
|40||Miloš Slavković||Vladimir Krnač||Boban Luković||Sajo Vilotić|
|41||Aleksandar Simić||Ivan Ilić||Nikola Ivanović||Veljo Spasojević|
|42||Nenad Kunovac||Vojkan Veličković||Boroljub Zlatanović||Nenad Milčić|
|43||Dušan Jovanović||Nikola Vujičić||Goran Jovanović|
|44||Marjan Gosta||Goran Avalić||Zoran Živojinović||Vladimir Vilotić|
|45||Jovan Stojičić||Zoran Horvatov||Igor Markov||Aleksandar Ivković|
|46||Draško Ešpek||Duško Gvozdenović||Dragovan Vasić||Darko Kuzeljević|
|47||Kosta Željski||Vladimir Jovičić||Miroslav Cvetković||Aleksa Popadić|
|48||Darko Krčmar||Slavko Bovan||Sava Mirčić||Đorđe Cimerman|
|49||Miloš Petronijević||Miodrag Petrović||Milorad Cvejić||Siniša Čolović|
|50||Dragan Đukanović||Branislav Bošnjaković||Bojan Janković||Srđan Radović|
|51||Stevan Uzelac||Miloš Stojanović||Miroslav Luka Mrković||Željko Bohinc|
|52||Slavka Bakalov||Zvonko Vukićević||Goran Ranđelović||Miodrag Cerović|
|53||Aleksandar Vesić||Đorđe Panić||Saša Radonjić||Sofija Ikonić|
|54||Vladimir Džamić||Vladan Mihajilović||Igor Repić||Jovan Nikolić|
|55||Goran Sević||Zoran Čekerinac||Zoran Krstić||Ranko Knežević|
|56||Velibor Marjanović||Zlatko Emeđi||Dragan Jonović||Nenad Veljković|
|57||Bojan Peruničić||Zoran Radisavljević||Milenko Pelević||Radosav Ilić|
|58||Milica Marković||Mihajlo Simić||Andrej Vujović||Ivan Branković|
|59||Milorad Ankić||Đorđe Lacmanović||Dragan Rajković|
|60 (Superfinal)||Mihajlo Nejkov||Novica Lukić||Vlastimir Purić||Bojan Savić|
|61||Vladimir Janjić||Božidar Tanić||Goran Vukojević||Dragoljub Selaković|
|62||Aleksandar Divović||Ivan Cvijović||Dušan Ivanović||Dragan Popović|
|63||Nenad Petrović||Željko Tomašević||Milan Stevanović||Bojan Subotić|
|64||Vladimir Nikolić||Siniša Marjanović||Ratko Aleksić||Goran Miletić|
|65||Veljko Mihajlović||Vladimir Obradović||Danijel Popović||Dejan Vejinović|
|66||Ljubiša Vidanović||Đorđe Karna||Slađan Đorđević||Ivanka Radisavljević|
|67||Igor Zeljković||Nikola Živanović||Žarko Stevanović||Branko Martin|
|68||Braca Kundalić||Nikola Stefanovic||Zoran Duvnjak||Igor Žegarac|
|69||Filip Vukojević||Biljana Malinović||Boško Knežević||Nikola Lukić|
|70||Bogdan Ivković||Dragoslava Medenica||Nenad Vujadinović||Zoran Miketek|
|71||Dejan Barać||Damjan Bogosavljević||Milan Jovanović||Mina Đurić|
|72||Vladimir Asenov||Nebojša Despotović||Milorad Todorov||Srđan Mirković|
|73||Radoljub Vranić||Srđan Lakić||Milan Nikolić||Jovica Đorđević|
|74||Nenad Nježić||Miroslav Anđelković||Uroš Jovanović||Luka Ristić|
|75||Milica Jokanović||Vladimir Stefanović||Marko Radosavljević||Nebojša Savić|
|76||Vladan Vujanović||Jovan Miljković||Sanja Tadić||Aleksandar Ostojić|
|77||Dragutin Đorđević||Stojan Sekulin||Igor Burlica||Branka Šorak|
|78||Srđan Stanković||Boban Milutinović||Borivoj Dević||Jasmina Vortić|
|79||Mladen Mitrović||Milorad Nedeljković||Danilo Stevanović||Nemanja Cvijić|
|80||Duško Sekulić||Bojan Nikolić||Đorđe Jovčić||Bojan Zdravković|
|81||Srđan Lončarević||Gradimir Veljković||Jovana Pavlović||Vuk Trnavac|
|82||Igor Biga||Radiša Nikolić||Dejan Maksimović||Aleksandar Petrović|
|83||Marija Gvozdenović||Dragan Kojadinović||Magdalina Čivović||Darko Jović|
|84||Branislav Belajev||Novica Aćimović||Marija Čivović||Jelena Lazović|
|85||Vladislava Stanišić||Zorana Đurđević||Branko Đorđević||Ivan Ilić|
|86||Božidar Ćukić||Anastazia Tokić||Jovan Javorina||Dragan Lukić|
|87||Dušan Erceg||Aleksandar Savić||Dragan Andrić||Nenad Rosić|
|88||Marko Jelić||Danijel Predarski||Darko Ostojić||Ivan Petrović|
|89||Jovan Error||Đorđe Dragićević||Dušan Vuković||Bogdan Ašković|
|90||Nikola Lacković||Dragan Kreculj||Ivan Todorov||Marko Kostić|
|91||Nikola Tomić||Nenad Petrović||Jana Jonlija||Predrag Lazarević|
|92||Vesna Bogdanović||Nikola Milošević||Aleksandar Tomašević||Slobodan Veličković|
|93||Srđan Selimovski||Dragan Mikić||Aleksandra Stanković||Milan Grubetić|
|94||Žarko Stevanović||Nikola Ilić||Aleksandar Stanković||Miroslav Kičinja|
|95||Bojan Lukić||Aleksandar Simić||Ivana Pešterac||Pavle Škorić|
|96||Marko Dukić||Dragan Spasenić||Goran Nedović||Stefan Savić|
|97||Vlastimir Purić||Dejan Kovačević||Vesna Prvulović||Darko Arnaut|
|98||Sanja Milovanović||Milica Marković||Nikola Stojanović||Dejan Mršević|
|99||Ivan Babić||Ilija Dragić||Dragan Isailović||Nedeljko Šujica|
|100 (Superfinal)||Žarko Stevanović||Vladimir Nikolić||Sanja Milovanović||Dušan Erceg|
|101||Zoran Horvatov||Ljubiša Vidanović||Velibor Marjanović||Ljiljana Radulović-Dimitrov|
|102||Žarko Vidosavljević||Jasmina Aleksić||Aleksandar Savković||Filip Stevanović|
|103||Filip Tot||Nenad Isailović||Miroslav Jevremović||Uroš Armuš|
|104||Bojan Savić||Stevan Todorović||Miloš Petrović||Nemanja Malinović|
|105||Vladimir Krnač||Branimir Arsić||Milan Ugrenović||Marija Nikolić|
|106||Milan Vukadinović||Srđan Jeremić||Stefan Vardić||Stefan Stošić|
|107||Miloš Timotijević||Dragan Petrović||Aleksandar Cvrkotić||Dragan Tomašević|
|108||Miladin Sekulić||Boris Baćan||Dimitrije Spasić||Nikola Smiljanić|
|109||Jovan Mišković||Petar Rogan|
|110||Zdravko Tomić||Bogdan Gavrilović|
|111||Bojan Pjevac||Jugoslav Ratković|
|112||Dejan Komar||Igor Burlica|
|113||Petar Stojković||Vladimir Jokanović|
|114||Ivan Gavrilović||Marko Protić|
|115||Dejan Kovačević||Vladimir Tomić|
|116||Dušan Erceg||Ljubiša Bojadžija|
|117||Vladimir Mladenov||Ivan Petrović|
|118||Vladimir Krnač||Neđeljko Svrkota|
|119||Sergej Prošić||Želimir Lalić|
|120||Janko Valenćik||Vuk Milutinović|
|121 (Superfinale)||Ivan Gavrilović||Dejan Kovačević||Dušan Erceg & Jovan Mišković|
|122||Zoran Ivanović||Nemanja Mandić|
|123||Darko Krčmar||Nikola Jelenić|
|124||Stefan Grnčarski||Mihajlo Zdravković|
|125||Rade Goljović||Dušan Macura|
|126||Dragan Stojanović||Aleksandar Stanković|
|127||Stefan Stanković||Danilo Ćosić|
|128||Dušan Nedović||Nikola Smiljanić|
|129||Nikola Mihajlović||Željko Mršević|
|130||Dušan Ivanović||Vukašin Janjić|
|131||Miloš Karna||Aleksandar Tomašević|
|132||Aleksa Grubešić||Miloš Timotijević|
|133 (Superfinale)||Miloš Karna||Rade Goljović||Dušan Macura & Stefan Stanković|
|134||Biljana Milanović||Željko Jelaš|
|135||Nedeljko Šujica||Milan Novaković|
|136||Aleksandar Simić||Marko Stamenković|
|137||Mihajlo Nejkov||Aleksandar Milošević|
Besides regular seasons, as of March 2013, four superfinals (superfinala) have taken place featuring best contestants in regular seasons. The fourth superfinal was also counted as Season 60, which took place in 2009 and it included the total of 231 best competitors since the inception of TV Slagalica. Below is the table of superfinal rankings.
|Superfinal 1||1994||Jan Bažik||Dušan Nikić||Dragan Bešević||Miroslav Cvetković|
|Superfinal 2||1995||Omer Ekić||Bojan Đokanović||Mihajlo Nejkov||Đorđe Simić|
|Superfinal 3||1997||Zoran Jovanović||Aleksandar Bjelica||Novica Lukić||Lazar Kojić|
(also Season 60)
|2009||Mihajlo Nejkov||Novica Lukić||Vlastimir Purić||Bojan Savić|
(also Season 100)
|2017||Žarko Stevanović||Vladimir Nikolić||Sanja Milovanović||Dušan Erceg|
(2019 Winners and Runners-Up)
|2019||Ivan Gavrilović||Dejan Kovačević||Dušan Erceg & Jovan Mišković|
(2020 Winners and Runners-Up)
|2020||Miloš Karna||Rade Goljović||Dušan Macura & Stefan Stanković|
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