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. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I can't wait to see how fast the network drops the show.

    August 9, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  2. bob

    Why don't they use a natural born Alaskan to host the show, instead of an implant. She wasn't born there is not native to the state. It's just another of her political stunts.

    August 9, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  3. Jilli

    I'd rather stick rusty nails in my ears than listen to Palins voice. I won't be watching.

    August 9, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    This show will be a Bridge to Nowhere.

    August 9, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  5. Can't we all just get along?

    Wait - is this show about her getting in touch with reality? If it is, then shouldn't it be renamed "That's Incredible" or "Ripley's Believe It Or Not?"

    August 9, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  6. Tom

    Much anticipated? By whom?

    August 9, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  7. steeve-o

    News Flash: Sarah Palin joins the group of castaways on the new Survivor:Alaska.
    The first week, she votes herself off the island.

    August 9, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  8. ST

    It is all about making money. If she is at all seriously planning to be a candidate, she has to come forward and face the media. From there people can judge whether she has learnt something since she quited as a governor!

    August 9, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. Ric NY

    Who is Sarah Palin?

    August 9, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  10. diridi

    I do not know as to why this stupid idiot in the news prima facie....

    August 9, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  11. Sarah please........

    I for one am sick and tired of you saying – in your usual 100 words or more – since your mind is so crowded with “cojones” and “refudiations” – that you know what Americans want.

    Well, what YOU want for America is far from what I want – and the proof of that is the fact that you and Geezer McInsane LOST the last election. So get over it and stop your useless and whacky criticism of President Obama.

    You are a vindictive and divisive person who has NO RIGHT to call yourself a Christian. All you do is stir up discontent. You are a brainless twit and quitter and you couldn’t hold a candle to the president.

    Your 15 minutes of fame should have been over when you lost the election but you continue to force yourself and your idiotic views and opinions on the American public while you neglect and ignore your fully dysfunctional family.

    Please go away – far, far away – and soon………..

    August 9, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  12. John Hennesy Black

    Gr8!

    I'm so excited that I just took TLC OFF of my TV channel line up... Do we really need more superfluous junk on TV?

    August 9, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  13. Sarah please........

    I had a most excellent dream last night that starred you. It began with you standing in heels and a skirt inside a large toilet. Just before you pulled the handle to flush it, you changed position. Please Google the following phrase – your problem is obvious – and click on “images” to see what I mean………

    And then you were gone…………..

    August 9, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  14. T'SAH from Virginia

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

    It also takes a SPECIAL GOVERNOR to stick to her JOB!!! She could have stayed in AK and THRIVE on that bridge to NOWHERE!! Jeez!!

    August 9, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  15. concerned coloradan

    I've been to Alaska many times. Love the state. I WILL NOT watch.
    Paying her millions is obscene. Mark – you blew it!

    August 9, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  16. lolo

    How can this be. The lady has been on the road so much, I doubt she even knows what is going on in Alaska.

    August 9, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  17. Former Republican - Now Independent

    Wonder if she'll quit half way through the season?

    August 9, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  18. malabar

    She's been living rent free inside libs heads for almost 2 years. this is a logical progression. its gonna b hilarious to read hatefilled elitist comments frm tolerant unsuccessful hypocrtes here. try 4 over 300 comments guys n gals, she's not becoming legendary just bcuz of her supporters, we need u to put ur wrk and sweat into it too. thanks again folks, have a great day ;)

    August 9, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  19. ABM

    And we care why? A quitter & loser who systematically bashes the President because she did not win gets a show to show America what her state is like. Poor choice there TLC.

    TLC took a major step backward and I will NOT watch that show or anything on that channel now.

    August 9, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  20. Neil the carpenter

    I urge anyone and everyone who has a brain to boycott TLC and it's sponsors until this program is canceled. My sentiments are not directed at the great state of Alaska, just the HIGHLY divisional and inflammatory nature of it's 'host'. VERY POOR choice of hosts, maybe TLC should be changed to TBDC ( the brain dead channel).

    August 9, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  21. Breach

    Can you say CASH. They won't be missing any meals at the Palin household. She will never run for office again. She can choose offers & get wealthier with a little help from the steady stream of free marketing from the haters. Life is beautiful.

    August 9, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  22. Robert J

    What a joke. After destroying the perception of Alaska with her moronic stuipidity now she wants people to find a new love for Alaska. I always wanted to go to and visit Alaska until I heard of Sara Palin and the morons there that elected her.Not anymore!

    August 9, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  23. Troy

    Thanks for the update CNN. Now I know what date to start blocking TLC on my TV's.

    August 9, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  24. November 2010

    Haha you people are still talking about Sarah Palin.Why don't you just LET HER GO? Welcome to the liberal "Twilight Zone"!

    August 9, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  25. Larry

    Give her the show. Maybe then CNN will take her off their blog.

    August 9, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
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