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. Donna

    Thank you John McCain for bringing this moron into the spotlight. Please just go away.

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

    This is fitting....she will fit right in with the likes of "Kate +8", "Jersey Shore", and "Wives of Orange County". Fake and shallow.

    August 9, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. C Smith

    The terms Palin and reality just don't seem like they go in the same sentence.......

    August 9, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  4. Effelbee

    Certainly beats the salary from when she was mayor of mighty Wasilla, or (half term, retired early) governor of Alaska. For this woman, in the beginning was the word, and the word was money. She is not qualified for anything, really...

    August 9, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. kayray

    TLC is a horrible channel. They need to ditch all of these reality shows and go back to quality programming. I quit watching when all they started showing was Jon/Kate, those weird Duggars, and a bunch of shows with "little people". What happened to history and science?

    August 9, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. jim atmadison

    The LEARNING Channel has this creationist nitwit hosting a "Planet Earth-style" documentary show?

    Is the Onion writing these stories?

    What's next? Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton co-hosting a forum on marital fidelity?

    August 9, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. jim

    palin ... REALITY???!?!?!?!!!!

    bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaa

    August 9, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  8. Marcus

    A reality show about Alaska? Well, that's dumb! I am not anticipating this. I think it should be about her and her family. It would be the #1 comedy series!

    August 9, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. John

    Does the world really need another hunting show?

    August 9, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. opus512

    America is so dead to me.

    August 9, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  11. LbowDEEP

    Is it gonna be anything like "Who's Nailin Pailin?"

    August 9, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  12. call me crazy

    I've got the greatest theme song for this show.

    DUELING BANJOS

    August 9, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  13. Leah

    Oh god, well Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be watching with popcorn and her kids. 2 ditzy Republican women without a clue!

    August 9, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. Laurie

    The Taming of the Shrew in untamed Alaska. The Learning Channel?? providing viewers with a wonderful lesson of an individual who refused to fulfill her responsibilities as an elected official in the very state that they are paying her one million dollars an episode to guide we uneducated viewers through. What a sham. The Learning Channel????? should be ashamed. I plan on never watching that network again, haven't since they allowed Sarah Palin's other self, Kate Gosselin have a show.

    August 9, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  15. cath star

    How can you have a "reality" show starring a delusional person with absolutely no concept of reality? TLC is demeaning their network.

    August 9, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  16. Mesa Mick

    Well, it looks like Sister Sarah has finally found her true calling – Goofy entertainment shows just like she's a-doin' on ClusterFOX Noise right now...

    August 9, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  17. Johanne

    Next year's midterms?

    By my calculations, midway though President Obama's four year term of office is 2010, i.e., this year. No?

    August 9, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  18. Malacki

    "It's become clear it takes a special individual to thrive in Alaska" – I'm not sure Palin's kind of "special" is how Alaskans want to be known.

    August 9, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  19. JayDeeT

    Palin's "reality" show!!
    Wow - that's an oxymoron, if there ever was one!
    The only "reality" about this idiot is the vast shallowness between her ears. If this country ever gets so bad that it needs a lobotomy, then put the scalpel in Palin's empty brain.

    August 9, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  20. JR

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

    In Palin's case, it takes a quitter.

    August 9, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  21. Duck Fallas

    The Last Frontier's version of Snookie, but not as sophisticated.

    August 9, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  22. frank

    this woman is a idiot

    August 9, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  23. BillE

    I hope the show features guest appearences by Bill O'Reily and Rush . Then we'll be able to make fun of them all at once.

    August 9, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  24. cxd

    Based upon what I've read thus far............. CNN, I've been kind.

    I'm just not trying to give her an audience when she should be at home with that young son, influencing him in a POSITIVE way. Not running around making a money grab...........

    Come on out Mr. Palin........... You know you want some "Spot Light".....

    August 9, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    There goes the state's reputation! If the woman thinks she can see Russia from her porch, what can she possibly tells us about the wilderness except who to shoot a gun.
    Desaster written all over this – You betcha!

    August 9, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
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