August 9th, 2010
11:45 AM ET
4 years ago

Premiere date set for Palin reality show

Palin's reality show will begin in mid November.
Palin's reality show will begin in mid November.

(CNN) – Sarah Palin's much anticipated reality show will hit the airwaves next November, just days after the midterm elections when the political world begins to look toward the 2012 presidential race.

"Sarah Palin's Alaska" – the show that has been billed as a "Planet Earth-style" documentary about the state – will premiere at 9 p.m. November 14 on TLC, network president Eileen O'Neill said at the Television Critics Association press tour, according to the trade publication Broadcast and Cable.

Little is known about the show besides the fact it is being spearheaded by "Survivor" creator Mark Burnett.

A Palin source told CNN in April that the show "is not going to be focused on her family, or in her house, or in Wasilla."

Instead, it appears the state of Alaska will be as much the focus of the program as the former vice presidential nominee.

"It's become clear it takes a special individual to thrive in Alaska," O'Neill said.

Variety reported earlier this year Palin stands to receive upwards of $1 million an episode.


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soundoff (365 Responses)
  1. Rob

    Let me guess, the title of the show is, "ARE YOU DUMBER THAN SARAH PALIN".

    August 9, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. Sam

    If she really quit being governor to help the people of Alaska, she would donate All the money she receives to the people of Alaska.

    August 9, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. Doris

    What is going on?????? Are there not more important things in life than this woman, Sarah Palin?? Her energies should be directed at looking after her family.

    August 9, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Gary

    She's such a tool. No surprise, really. Just like Hannity, Rush and their ilk all SP cares about is her bank account. ANYONE who thinks she gives a crap about you is completely snowed.

    August 9, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  5. Lynn

    We almost booked a cruise to Alaska this summer until I realized the danger of running into a jack-butt with lipstick. Does Alaska realize the number of tourists they've lost thanks to Ms. Fluffhead?

    August 9, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. Readbetweenthelines

    Shouldn't this show be on Fox News? Since unintelligent conservatives watch little else, I doubt that this reality show will last very long. TLC, did you let this one skip the "pilot" stage?

    August 9, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  7. carlos

    nov. 14 at 21:00 .....good luck, it is Sunday Night Football, audience watching the alaska hag: maybe 120 people

    August 9, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  8. Northeast

    OH, so she has the time to create a TV show but couldn't finish her term as governor?

    August 9, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. Jeff

    Please somebody lose her in the outback of Alaska. She is a Joke, Hack, Pig, no-nothing fake.

    August 9, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. me me me

    hope that pathetic idiot also shows the side of Alaska that no one knows.
    Social decay, Meth problems, out of control gun trafficking and trailer trash rasist!

    August 9, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. Rob

    "Sarah Palins Alaska", and here I thought it would be called "Stupid is as Stupid Does"

    August 9, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  12. PALIN THE FACE ALASKA

    OK,
    So Palin is Alaska, and Alaska is Palin? Lord have Mercy!

    August 9, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    ~$1M per episode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 9, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. dissillusioned

    choosing palin to host a wildlife show is an insult to people who really do care about the environment! would TLC choose a pedifile to host a children's special??

    August 9, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. ronald malaney

    love all the hate filled comments, Sarah rocks!
    mark should ask every one, out of this group of haters to be on a show called "who's smarter than Palin", and a group of first graders could help the other contestants. After the first 50 lose to her, they could use groups of 5, and then 10, and so on until all 300 lost. then the Obama's take her on for championship!

    August 9, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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