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. Joshua Ludd

    Maybe she will quit halfway through on this, too.

    August 9, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  2. Jinny

    How can a woman with so little respect for nature host a show about nature. TLC will lose my viewership

    August 9, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. Death Panel Sarah

    With that kind of salary, she is no longer 'one of us'!!!!!!

    August 9, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  4. TnGal

    She is such a Clown! Idiot with steroids! Super stupid! Sad thing is that bunch of morons like her are sooo into her!!??!? I just can't fathom that, any person with even half a brain can tell that this woman is SO stupid. How can anybody can say with straight face that she is anything else?!!? I'd rather pull my toooth out with bare hands than watch her moronic show!! Boycott TLC!! boycott TLC!!

    August 9, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. ohgurrl

    I have signed petitions against this show, because of her anti-environmental stance. But, I am willing to give her a slight benefit of a doubt. Alaska IS a fascinating state, but I hope the show doesn't focus on hunting wolves from an airplane! If it ventures in that direction, it should be immediately pulled from the schedule, and its sponsors boycotted.

    But geesh, couldn't they have found a true Native Alaskan to host it?

    August 9, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. Dwayne

    Oh great...trailer trash is not what I would go to Alaska to see

    August 9, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. Carole

    What a country!!! If you're dumber than a box of rocks, we pay millions for her to embarass us all by giving her a Reality Show. Newsflash people....Sarah Palin is, has been, and always will be an Alaskan hillbilly and an insignificant NOBODY!

    I've decided that the only way for people with any amount of brain power to survive in this world full of lunatics is to lock their doors, burn ALL the newspapers, and fire ALL the daily "know-everything-about-all-things" idiot commentators and talk show hosts like Joe Scarborough, Pat Buchanan, and comedians like Beck, and Limbaugh!

    August 9, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  8. Indy

    It is funny that some people post on here that Alaska is full of hillbillies, but Alaskans were smart enough too catch all the fraud expenses and abuse of power that Palin was embroiled in and run her butt out of the Governors office. Palin would never ever get a chance to be an elected official in Alaska but there are idiots out there who think her thoughts are worthy. She is a complete fraud and Alaskans are the ones who were smarty enough to turf her and denounce her.

    August 9, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. The_Right_Is_Wrong

    Palin Reality Show is an oxymoron. This women lives in a parallel universe where up is down and wrong is right.

    August 9, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. paul

    So if you are a blithering idiot of a governor who quits mid term then turns the canpaign of the opponent into a victory you are rewarded with a REALITY show.?Republicans have her to blame for the current pres being in office in the first place.So listen to the idiot .She is the best weapon the Dems have.You can't teach ignorance,your born with it.

    August 9, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  11. Pey

    I'd rather see an episode of The Bachelor with Levi and Bristol as one of the contestants. Just to finally see if he really picks her or not. Once and for all!

    August 9, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  12. Dave

    "Every show that Palin has been on, the ratings went through the roof, Oprah, Leno, etc. "

    Yup, you're right...It's hard to keep your eyes off a trainwreck.

    August 9, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  13. cxd

    And they were trying to blame the reality shows on the kids/boy friend.

    What a FARCE........... Everyone is exposed now.........

    August 9, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. Pat

    This is where she belongs...a "reality type" show.

    August 9, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  15. SilverHair

    She needs to just vanish

    August 9, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  16. Mary

    Will she report on the Russian wildlife she can see from her porch?

    August 9, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  17. David

    This is a symptom of the dumbing down of America. That so many millions adore this woman is a sign of the times we live in. Sarah Palin is the single most embarrassing moment in US political history. I'm really ashamed to be an American these days. I find the Democratic AND Republican leaders to be a shameless and inept lot, all of them. What happened to the people of America? Did we really get THIS stupid, really?

    August 9, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  18. shock and Awwwww....

    Think she'll quite halfway through an episode?
    "Its whats right for Alaska"

    August 9, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  19. 3rd party

    I bet it becomes the highest rated show in TLC's history. Wont that annoy you?

    August 9, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  20. Babs

    What a shame. I use to watch TLC and now I have to boycott them. Too bad.

    August 9, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  21. T'SAH from Virginia

    At least if all of the idiots are watching her on television they won't be paying attention to the meltdown of the Obama administration. How stupid can Obama be to let his wife take an expensive vacation at taxpayer expense in Spain while the economy here at home is still lousy.

    August 9, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  22. Rachael

    One of my favorite channels that I will not be watching anymore.......not as long as they have this woman on the Air.......

    August 9, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  23. Kathy

    "Much anticipated?" By whom? Trigg?

    August 9, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  24. CR

    No thanks! Why celebrate ignorance?

    August 9, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. FAY MOGHTADER

    this women was a great oppoturnist,that i have ever seen,using these stupid followers if hers and deflamatory political language to just make money,only in th us these things happen

    August 9, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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