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. drb

    please go away

    August 9, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. Peter

    Tony wrote: GO SARAH!!!!!!! Keep tweeking those Liberals.
    How come nobody said anything when BO wrote two books, with not very many accomplishments – and made a lot of money.

    BECAUSE HE DIDN'T QUIT IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS ONLY TERM TO DO IT!

    August 9, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. Observer

    Hopefully, all of those who think she isn't too bright will stay away from the show and not help its ratings watching for a train wreck. You betcha!

    August 9, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  4. Nate from Atlanta

    I don't like Palin because she is a professional fear-monger, but I bet her ratings will be sky high for at least a few weeks due to her polarizing celebrity status.

    August 9, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  5. Holling Vincoeur, Cicely

    "It's become clear it takes a special individual to thrive in Alaska"

    I think I will flip my Northern Exposure dvd's in for an evening if that's all this turkey is about......

    August 9, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  6. Superhiro

    Another reason to hate reality TV.

    August 9, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. Brian

    "Who is Sarah Palin?"

    She is a journalism major who drifted into politics because she is too dumb to do anything else.

    August 9, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  8. Paul in GA

    Can't wait to miss it.

    August 9, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  9. Trumod

    Sarah Palin with a show about wildlife is like Charles Manson with a show about mentoring young women.

    August 9, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  10. cxd

    I was WAITING ON THIS...!!!

    Cap it ALL Off and reveal your self Sarah. Hubby already knows what time it is............

    Your son has issues, but you are running around the country trying to grab money. Your Husband won't come out in public, because DUDE knows a Circus when he see's one........

    Your Daughter is having open SEASON between her brain and legs as well as her purse.

    Now do you actually think that I would want YOUR advise?? Wisdom?? Experience??

    Woman, You must be smoking weed, crack or meth .............. Please........ Sit your happy anus DOWN !!!!

    August 9, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  11. Bob(Illinois)

    She doesn't need a "reality show", she needs REALITY CHECK! That and an acquaintance with the truth...which she probably wouldn't recognize.

    How can anybody take Palin seriously?

    August 9, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  12. seebofubar

    Wow, the fear of this woman by democrats is amazing. It's not hard to figgure out why though, she stands for everything good about America; freedom, family, God, responsibility, patriotism, helping others, being a beacon of strengh to the world, fighting for what is right in the world. All things that democrats despise, or apparently fear.

    August 9, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  13. duane

    Awesome! I can't wait! She will undoubtfully say enough stupid things she cannot deny that she will have zero chance of getting to the white house.

    August 9, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  14. D.D.D.

    Wow this lady is slime.Yet she's a hell of a hustler.She get rich people to part with their money easy.What the hell is wrong with them. Loons.

    August 9, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  15. Scooby

    Great, more white trash on TV. Just what we need.

    August 9, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  16. oklahoma

    Whats it called trailer trash pimps cnn

    August 9, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  17. Death Panel Sarah

    You have to be kidding.....she's been denying reality for years!!!!

    She sure IS a "SPECIAL" individual......no offence to all the 'special needs' people out there!

    August 9, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  18. Marie MD

    @HAP – thanks for that information.
    Where is this story, with the video, on CNN. The real uncut uncensored trailer trash family at play. Now we know what that daughter of hers is good for besides having babies out of wedlock.
    Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 9, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  19. BeverlyNC

    We are already subjected daily to the Palin "Reality Show" and everything in her life is a lie or a failure. Americans are sick to death of this moron. Really think any sane person would listen to this idiot on purpose?? The show will be a huge failure and Palin will quit after 2 episodes anyway. She does not know the meaning of the word "commitment".

    August 9, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  20. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    So, what will be done on this show? Will it be only outdoors material or will be it a political talk show as well?

    August 9, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  21. Tony EEEE

    Wow! Burnett and Pailin associated with the same show! I am sure I will be something else that night....

    August 9, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  22. Bob of Lompoc

    Creepy, creepy woman. Does she ever wash her hair? Have any pics of her when she was pregnant with Trigg? Didn't think so. They don't exist.

    August 9, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  23. Death Panel Sarah

    A subtitle could be .... "101 things to shoot from a helicopter"!

    August 9, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  24. Russ from Md

    I have read a lot of the negative comments that say how stupid or ignorant Sarah Palin is. Do any of the idiots that write this stuff ever proof read their own comments? Most of it is like trying to read what a second grader might have written. Try getting an actual education before you call someone stupid.

    August 9, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  25. Dave

    I can't wait until they show the episode where she shoots wolves from a helicopter!

    August 9, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
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