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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  1. John

    About 75% of American don't want too watch or hear from Saran Palin or her family,she's nothing but a airhead that don't know want she's talking about. Just like she said what the difference between hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick, want she didn't tell you the pit bull is smarter.

    August 9, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  2. Brian

    I think the "special individual" they're referring to is either:

    1. Someone making $1 million per episode for a worthless TV show, or
    2. "Special" just like the people who receive special education in school.

    August 9, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  3. Jayne

    Give US a break with this woman. Pity !

    August 9, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  4. Troy

    Malabar, I guess this is a bit elitist of me but my five year old son can construct better sentences than you.

    August 9, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  5. lovable liberal

    This will be a reality show in the same sense that all reality shows are about reality – in other words, not at all. TV people have never wanted to call them the contrived nonsense they are, but contrived nonsense is a perfect environment for Sarah Palin.

    August 9, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  6. pc

    this is sickening. what a shame that a low-rent ignorant backwoods family can come into such money simply by spouting hate filled lies and reteric about our president. this woman does not deserve payment for what she has turned america into. i know she had a voo-doo doctor pray over her and now she thinks all this is god's divine because he TOLD her so. this woman is no more qualified to lead a pack of dogs much less our nation an yet she thinks she is the chosen one. i just can not stomach the thought of sarah palin. she is a con a fake an a user of all the poor slobs that believe her babblings about president obama. i hope karma catches up with this wicked piece of trash and she gets what she deserves in the end.

    August 9, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  7. Tina

    Oh, yipee...we get to listen to her Betty Boop voice doing the narrating. Correction, you folks get to listen to her...NOT ME!

    August 9, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  8. steven STEVENS

    oh my omy...sarah is going to promote the state that she deserted in the middle of her term as governor...she gives a cock and bull story about trying to save the state having to deal with all of her law suits...she really was ducking out of those law suits to make herself some big bucks....so much for h er commitment to the people of alaska...and when thetime comes she will duck out on her tea party playmates.

    August 9, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Reality" and "Sarah Palin" don't belong in the same sentence...EVER...unless the word "reality" is properly modified by something along the lines of "unfortunate" or "frightening" or "not even clseo to sharing the same one as the rest of us." I'm not sure they even belong anywhere within the same astral plane together lest their proximity tears a rift in the space-time continuum through which all reason, rational thought and altruism slowly and irrevocably bleeds, rendering us all mindless conservative automoton Limbot parrots who proudly don tinfoil hats and goose-step to massive public programming theaters where we are handed a few grams of shrooms and a bible before having Glenn Beck University's latest distortions pumped into our chemically receptive brains.

    August 9, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  10. GL

    What the hell is wrong with this clown Sara Palin. She will be one of the biggest nationial joke in this country. Tralier park at it best.

    August 9, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  11. Joe in PA

    This is one program that I will be sure not to watch!

    August 9, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  12. Charlie in Maine

    I depend on CNN to inform me of disasters. hurricains, earthquakes, oil spills, epidemics etc.

    So........Thanks for the warning on this one.

    August 9, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  13. Observer

    Let's see how long "The Quitter's Guide to Alaska" lasts.

    August 9, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  14. dick delson

    Why does anyone care what this woman does? I am a lifelong Democrat who was prepared to vote for McCain. Then he picked her for VP...and she opened her mouth. Guess who I didn't vote for?

    August 9, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  15. GL

    "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. Last year it was book in Nov. – this woman continue to do everythings posible to make news.

    August 9, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  16. Michael

    The hatred of this woman by the mental midgets on the left is just unbelievable! Why are they so obsessed with her?

    August 9, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  17. Dano

    What a perfect ending for this train wreck of a career. She can now join the ranks of Anna Nichole Smith and Kim Kardashian. Much like them, nothing about this woman remotely resembles reality.

    August 9, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  18. GL

    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."

    That because most Americans all ready know about your trailer park family.

    August 9, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  19. Donnatella

    Why do we have to read about this stupid woman everyday, I hope her followers are coming to their senses, she is a money hungry race baiting hater, why anybody would want to waste their time looking at her is beyond me.

    August 9, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  20. street smart

    Maybe Palin could point and show us exactly where Russia is from her house?

    August 9, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  21. Utah Lady

    I really don't see what the half-governor has to merit this type of show. This is a bad decision by TLC. It's really time for people to give Palin the attention (and money) she deserves - NONE.

    August 9, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  22. Jeepers

    Us "elitists" do think she's "special" alright; goes without saying. Jilli, I'm with you; that shrilly voice is a huge turn off, not to mention the unconstructed words that spew forth, all those redundant "too's" and "also's". Makes me wonder if she had a real education at all.

    August 9, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  23. Broom

    Quite the Entrepenuer. It will be a money maker just like her books. Why do you think CNN mentions Palin ever other artcile on the ticker. Whether you hate her or love her she draws attention and evidently brings in the money.

    August 9, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  24. Roscoe

    I wonder if they'll show Sarah shooting wolves from a plane. God bless this true conservationist.

    August 9, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  25. rick m

    Palin needs to join a Circus!

    August 9, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
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