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. Clint, Wa.

    Boycott TLC!!

    August 9, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. hangemhi

    Sarah and reality in the same sentence is an oxyMORON.

    August 9, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. kyle from ohio

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

    Mrs/Ms O'Neill; where has the 1/2 Governor thrive in Alaska; she quit her job in the 1st term, and left a trail of issues for the Great state of AK.
    She is not even a native of AK. Mrs/Ms O'Neill your job may have just became in question.

    August 9, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    Once again CNN got it wrong!!!
    It is Not anticipated by even the people who live in Alaska who have had just about enough of this airhead.
    It can't be "Planet Earth style" because this woman is not of this Earth and she is a horrible human being clone.
    o'neill must be either an alcoholic or getst highon a daily basis if she thinks this program is going to be watched by anyone who can stand to listen to that woman's voice for more than two seconds.
    Yes, eileen, it "takes a special individual" to thrive in Alaska. Unfortunately this quitter is NOT representative of the people of AK. She was not even born there!!!
    That being said, I think I will be washing my hair any time this dumb a$$ program comes on. This is after aI block it so we don't even have to see it m=by mistake if we are looking for better programming on another channel.
    One of the quitter followers wrote her name as Satah. The first thought after seeing it is that she almost got it right. This woman IS Satan!!!

    August 9, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  5. AEK

    I see we have several graduates of the Sarah Palin School of Grammar and the English Language defending her today! Always hilarious to see that there are actually people more ignorant the Wasilla Barbie in the world.

    Just and FYI...nobody is afraid of Sarah Palin even when all dressed up in her Mama Grizzly costume, or wrapped in the flag!

    August 9, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  6. Future expat

    Palin is to Alaska what BP is to the Gulf.

    August 9, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. RG

    I can't wait to see what "alternate reality" she lives in. She should be sure to bring her "cojones"

    August 9, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  8. Gil

    I sure hope she can prove that the state has something to see and hear other then her moronic dribble and made up of words like "refuteate!" No wonder she took 8 years to get her degree and look and her level of competence. Those that find anything to agree with this woman must be on the same level!

    August 9, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  9. Midwest

    I wouldn't watch if she did the show naked.

    August 9, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  10. PEC

    I didn't know that Sharkweek, and every other Documentary and Factual show on TV is now a Reality Show. I thought they went by Documentary or Docu-Drama. Oh well I guess Alexander Mooney is now classifying any show on TV that is based on nature, factual information etc. as Reality.

    August 9, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  11. Dave

    I hope they have some keepers on the set to watch her, so she doesn't start throwing her doodoo at people!

    August 9, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. teena

    For those who think the Liberals are obsessed with her, think again! It seems the tea baggers and conservatives think she is the second coming–the liberals just think she's stupid! But, the libs need to rethink that stupid thingey because she is taking the conservatives' money all the way to the Alaska bank! Selling herself is the true definition of "there's a sucker born everyday" and its name is neo-con.

    August 9, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  13. BJ

    wow... the hate some people have for this successful, smart, independent, innovative, conservative wife and mother is beyond me. This country was founded upon the idea of freedom and liberty for all. We can disagree without hating, can't we?? She didn't throw herself in the spotlight – she was minding her own business and taking care of her state when the McCain folks contacted her. She was thrust into the spotlight and now she's making the most of it. That's called making the most of the opportunities you're blessed enough to be given! I despise reality shows and the only ones I've ever watched were the last 2 episodes of the original Survivor. Most of these shows are about as "real" as the majority of the breasts in LA. This one actually has the potential to be interesting and informative. And if TLC is willing to pay her such a ridiculous amount of money, well... that's their decision. They obviously have it. And guess what? There are LOTS of people getting paid LOTS of ridiculous amounts of money to do much, much less than this. Give the woman a break and quit lashing out at anything she says, does or spits at just because you don't AGREE with her politics. Shallow..... very, very shallow ....

    August 9, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  14. Tina

    Who will vote this woman. Americans are making this woman somebody. If we plan to disgrace our country go in future, Americans go ahead. She does not know even know how to talk and talk so stupid. I can never understand her so are so many people. Frankly she is stupid

    August 9, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  15. Caborican

    Hopefully TLC will go bankrupt due to their stupidity. As if "Kate Plus Eight" isn't bad enough, they've decided to add this moron into the mix and invade our living rooms. Guess I won't be watching anything else on TLC ever again until they decide to remove this hypocritical elitist.

    August 9, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  16. emma

    Alaska is beautiful but I do not want to see it in this manner. It ruins the natural wonder of it to have Palin in the center of it.

    August 9, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  17. Tina

    Who will vote this woman. Americans are making this woman somebody. If we plan to disgrace our country in future, let's go ahead. She does not know even know how to talk and talk so stupid. I can never understand her so are so many people.

    August 9, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  18. JFS

    Reality ???? How's about a Comical Animated Feature ?? With a Co-Star of Mickey Mouse ??

    August 9, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  19. Jeff in Houston

    We organized the boycott of TLC quite awhile ago. Have not watched in in weeks. We find it stunning that The LEARNING Channel could actually give air time to a vapid hillbilly right out of the trailer park.

    Good bye TLC. FOREVER!

    Signed,

    Thirty Seven Former Viewers in Texas

    August 9, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  20. Al-NY,NY

    Will she shoot animals from a helicopter? Propagate the insane notion that the Earth is only 6000 years old and man walked with dinosaurs?

    August 9, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  21. GLR

    Is the irony lost on anyone else that Sarah Palin is doing a TV show.....on 'The Learning Channel'?

    August 9, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  22. JoePub

    LOL, her show will be very popular to the chagrin of the bashers.

    August 9, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  23. Rushs unseen, unheard, staff are the people he has callin to his show

    She can eat the yellow snow for all I care.

    August 9, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  24. Blkman

    So what..............no one really cares about this bag.

    August 9, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  25. Bubba

    Whose crazy idea was it to give that nasty creep another forum? I can't imagine who would care enough to watch this propaganda film.

    August 9, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
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