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. Sniffit

    Thanks for the warning btw...now I know just when not to watch that channel.

    August 9, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  2. Liberals are poison

    You loser liberals are just sickening. Every show that Palin has been on, the ratings went through the roof, Oprah, Leno, etc. You lunitic fringe (libs) only represent 20% of this country, yet you think you are in the majority. It's always the same 200 people that ALWAYS post your ignorant garbage on Palin articles. Maybe if you get off your computer, get a job, or go back to doing your job instead of stealing your employers time he's paying you for, then you'd have any creditability. How about you run for office, build a campaign organization, win local and state elections, start your own business, write a few books, go on the speaker's circuit, be a paid news commentator, or do any of the above, then someone would take you serious. Why are all the Democrats running far away from Obama with the mid-term elections coming up? You see, you are almost dust and ashes in the history books.

    August 9, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  3. ramtruck2500

    This is not news just bad program. Sve us from reality shows!!!

    August 9, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  4. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    Half Gov Palin will have a new book too, one even written by herself this time, titled, "How to Flim Flam America and Make Millions"

    Vote No in NOvember to the party of NO.

    August 9, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  5. ex-repulican since McCain picked Palin

    Reality, this will be comical, but I do not intend to watch.

    August 9, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  6. Roscoe

    Malabar....have you and Sarah been sharing the pipe today?

    August 9, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  7. ruty

    Let's take a quote from Rush Limbaugh about Obama. I hope she fails. I certainly won't watch an idiot make as ass of herself.

    August 9, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  8. Big John

    She's an embarrassment to all the intelligent Alaskans...well, I guess she's an embarassment to all intelligent Americans as well... With the recent news she has two million FB fans, it goes to show how many stupid ones there are in this country. No I won't be watching either, I've lived here longer than Sarah the quitter and I know what the real Alaska is like without a phony Alaskan spewing hate and vile

    August 9, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  9. ja

    tv programing has reached an all time low

    August 9, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  10. R.E.B.

    If the show lasts at all it will be a miracle. One segment should be how to be a mother .

    August 9, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  11. T'SAH from Virginia

    This is Sarah's DREAM – from day 1 the pageant queen longed for attention and excitement.

    She's NOT running for office so everyone should get that out of their head. She ENJOYS throwing darts at the President to the point where I truly believe she's reaching a 'climax' when she does so (dang, wishful thinking Ms. PA'IN).

    The show will not last long – but then again, maybe it will because there are many 'ashHOLES' on TV that survive by the ignorant audience that watches!!!

    August 9, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  12. Ted Fields

    Who ever thought they'd live long enough to see something dumber than "Jersey Shore"?

    August 9, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  13. Vic of New York

    Good for her! That's the Conservative spirit!

    ... talk a good show about values, religion, and family – then bilk the unsuspecting dupes for all the money you can get.

    Sister Sarah, true conservative.

    August 9, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  14. slenon

    I have no intention of watching Palin provide misinformation about Alaska or campaign for any office.

    I hope they kept her away from the glaciers during videotaping. Her voice could seriously degrade the remaining ice sheets.

    August 9, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  15. Caborican

    What the hell is wrong with this country? Are we just a bunch of morons living in it?

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

    It will be interesting to see how much this turns into a campaign promotion (Palin gets her way) or a comedy about how Palin exploits her constituents for personal gain (I get my way). I wonder how Mr. Brunett is going to spin it?

    August 9, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  17. R.E.B.

    I think she would be a big success if it was a comedy show something like the three stooges.

    August 9, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  18. Dustin

    I hope we get to see her "hunt" animals from a helicopter....

    August 9, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  19. VB Lincoln Park NJ

    Palin on a "reality" show. It's too bad she doesn't know what reality is!

    LOL

    August 9, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  20. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    I thought is was her schedule for the frontal lobotomy she was waiting for. Oh, she already had that, sorry.

    August 9, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  21. SueEllen

    TLC has "Cake Boss" now it has "Fake Boss."

    August 9, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  22. Voice of Reason

    I find it ironic that they call ANY show about Sarah Palin a "Reality show".

    Our dear Queen of the Deluded Fruitcakes Anonymous Pageant (Alaska Chapter) would have a hard time finding reality unless she was homing in on it through the crosshairs of a high-powered rifle from a helicopter.

    August 9, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  23. Thomas

    I hope her show is a success and that she makes a lot of money. I wish her succcess and happiness in her life. I just do not want her in any elected position of authority in this country.

    August 9, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  24. Richard Komi

    I think she should be allowed to do a reality show but it is also a reality that she could not name even one of our founding fathers. Can the producers of that show include names of our founding fathers in that show? It is never too late to learn.

    August 9, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  25. Tony 140

    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.

    August 9, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
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