August 9th, 2010
11:45 AM ET
8 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. Hap

    Get her out of my news, off my TV, and out of our lives please. Recently she showed her true colors by challenging an Alaskan woman who hung a banner stating "worst governor ever". She was snide, her kids were mouthy, and her husband and security attempted to block a phone that was videoing (available on youtube)the whole thing. Not to mention her private security searched private citizens. Lets see, 1st, 2nd (searching for what), and 4th amendments all violated by her and her slimeball friends. Boycott TLC!

    August 9, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. mike d

    Why is Sarah Palin presenting a wildlife show? You get her on your network, you pay her ridiculous amounts of money, and she does a wildlife show?! Sarah Palin on TV is absurd enough, but at least let her do something political where she knows the jargon and can put herself to some limited use. Instead prepare for:
    'So Sarah, what kind of wildlife do you get around here?'
    'Oh....well.....all of it.'
    'Could you name some? Specifically?'
    'Just whatever's been walking around in my yard all these years.'
    (With thanks to Katie Couric)

    August 9, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  3. Jeff in Houston

    Her follow up show: Inbreeding For Fun, Profit, and Fame.

    August 9, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  4. sniffit

    I bet her show will last longer than this administration.

    August 9, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Marie MD August 9th, 2010 12:29 pm ET

    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!!!

    And they say conservatives are "haters"... oh my.

    There's medication that may help you there, sweetheart.

    August 9, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  6. sammieb51

    OMG, just what we need now that John/Kate Plus 8 is in re-runs.

    August 9, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  7. Lynne

    Maybe if she has a script to read she won't sound as ditzy as she usually does. Voice lessons would help too. I, for one, will not be watching.

    August 9, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  8. Bev C.

    what a joke...there's nothing real about her.

    August 9, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  9. Lisa in FL

    I have already sent a letter to TLC/Discovery Communications admonishing them for giving this woman a platform on their network. Most honest Alaskans cannot stand this woman. She is no environmentalist. She hunts for sport from a helicopter. I urge everyone who knows the truth about this quitter-Governor to boycott this farce of a show. Google TLC/Discovery Communications and write to them and for God's sake, DO NOT tune into this show because no ratings = no advertisers (boycott them too) = no more Palin TV.

    August 9, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. PaulC

    Maybe she won't quit half way through.
    Personally I would rather watch commercials but there will be plenty of Palinites watching.

    August 9, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  11. Jay

    That's great. Just another opportunity to see this overexposed-white -trash-that-got-lucky imbecile find another way to stay on TV and pretend again and again that she can actually say a few intelligent sentences together.

    John McCain I am so glad you lost the election for many reasons. But the most I'm glad about is that you'll always feel pain looking back at your idiot selection for VP. I hope everyday you wake up you and feel sad at having selected this imbecile. We (educated and intelligent) people would have been spared from her infinite stupidity.

    August 9, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  12. Rusty Burgoon-Clark

    Sarah Palin: the Gift Who Keeps On Giving ... TO THE DEMOCRATS. Please, please, PLEASE let the Repubicanische Bund (sic) run her for President in 2012 ... that will ensure Democratic rule for GENERATIONS to come.

    IF the American electorate is so STUPID as to elect Republicans, after four years of nothing but "NO!" (confirming our suspicion, after eight years of the Busch-Reich [sic], that they have no CLUE how to govern, even when they're in POWER), then the American electorate richly deserves what it gets.

    I've stopped reading the news in the morning ... the avalanche of bald-faced Republican lies makes me want to THROW UP!

    August 9, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "I bet her show will last longer than this administration."

    Would certainly be an impressive feat for Jabberwocky Barbie to have a show last longer than 8 years.

    August 9, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  14. GL

    Levi was right about Sara Palin and her family – they are money hungry.

    August 9, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  15. Chipster

    Will she use that marvel of modern technology, the teleprompter, or simply write on her hands?

    August 9, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  16. aunt Bea and Opie

    Lets do all we can to bring this show down.

    August 9, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  17. James Brooklyn N.Y.

    This thing will last two years less than her time in office.

    August 9, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  18. jeff george

    It sounds like Palin's private security took over a public dock, and her entourage tore down a protester's sign that had been put up by a local resident who was mad that Palin had quit her job for the private sector. They also blocked somebody video taping the incident. So much for the champion of the people. It's all about the money for this woman

    August 9, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  19. Jude

    Wrong. She's perfect as a televangelist! That is where she can make the bucks, no matter how awful a life she and her famly live, all is forgiven in that crowd...sinners and all.

    August 9, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  20. GL

    It should be called the Sara Palin bashing the President show. I bet she will manage to talk bad about the President and this is going to the piss most of her viewers.

    August 9, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  21. Bob

    Palin Reality Show = oxymoron, literally

    August 9, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  22. Former Republican, but never again!

    The only reality here is that Palin is idiot!!!

    August 9, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  23. Ron in california

    LMAO at you Palin haters. She is laughing all the way to the bank. $1 Mil per episode is more than some of you twits will make in many years or maybe your life time. Also I gaurantee, that you will be glued to the tube for every episode just so you can mock her. How dumb you all are.

    August 9, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  24. sj

    Amazing, a TV show that has jumped the shark even before the first episode has aired.

    August 9, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  25. Democracy NOT = free market capitalism

    Disingenuous..... palin is NOT 'planet earth'.....
    .palin would be perfect for a show on 'scorched earth'.......
    and she can show the oil rigs on man made islands to avoid off shore drilling, and the indefensible leaking pipeline.....

    palin is the embodiment of drill baby drill, drill faster, more coal, more chemicals;.....screw the earth....when there is money to be made

    August 9, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
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