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. JennCoolVA

    While Governor of Alaska, Palin supported the arial hunting of wolves and bears from light aircraft and helicopters, offering $150 rewards for the sawed off paws. She is NOT a conservationist rather an MONSTER for destroying the beauty of Alaska and allowing the oil companies to plunder the resources for financial gain.

    I am going to be taking copius notes of who the advertisers are and launching a nationwide boycott.

    Kate/8 had better hitch her wagon to another star or else she will suffer the ramifications of being linked to the QUITTER FROM WASILLA!

    August 9, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  2. don

    why dont they just show old news clips of john and her on the campaign trail.......now thats reality tv.......you betcha

    August 9, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  3. Arlene, Illinois

    I hope she starts with the A B C"s then on to the Numbers.

    August 9, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  4. Matt

    Looks like she's doing more for Alaska that the setting President has been able to do for Chicago (remember the failed Olympics attempt)

    August 9, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  5. kate

    I took TLC off my line up of channels. I can't stand this woman. Probably won't visit this state until Palin is gone fromt he public eye.
    She is a know nothing.

    August 9, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  6. NJ Jim

    Will she ever go away? Needless to say, I will not be watching...listening to her stupid positions, comments and that voice since 2008 have lasted me a lifetime! I hope Alaska and Alaskans don't have to pay the price for this enterprise from the Palin Greed Machine.

    August 9, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Michael in Houston

    Sarah Palin is the crowning reason that John McCain was both rejected in 08 and why he was unfit as Commander in Chief.

    And you can tell Mark Burnett that since he thinks producing this show for Palin is in his best career interest, he can kiss this viewer of Survivor goodbye.

    That ones going to cost ya pal

    August 9, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. Ali

    All this complaining about a tv show that hasn't even aired yet? I mean seriously, what's with the hatred?

    August 9, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. Artemis

    Can somebody explain to me why this woman is hosting a show about wildlife when she takes great pride in killing it?! I wouldn't mind if she did a Jon&Kate+8 type show, which I would simply ignore, but Palin doing a nature show is stomach churning. This pro-drilling idiot, who shows off a bear skin in her office knows only how to destroy nature.

    August 9, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  10. harold

    Well .. looks like Sarah is in business for big money?..Forget national issues which she is opposed to anything to help Americans...Not even Health Insurance... which she really likes the high costing private health insurance.. for Americans...and she does not care whether everyone has health Insurance.. ...Another T party Republican...huh?

    August 9, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  11. Scott

    Think they will show the badminton court that is set up on the border of Alaska and Russia?

    August 9, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  12. mom2boys

    Wonder if anyone will bring up what she did to the teacher on the fishing doc the other day while filming her precious reality show....had one of her entorage tear down her banner stating "Worst Governor Ever" while her daughter stated that this teacher was "Just jealous" and her other daughter called her an a$$hole....and it's all on tape!!! Yes, Ms. Freedom lover violating the first and fourth amendment rights of a fellow Alaska citizen. And the eye roll Palin gave her daughter when the woman told her she was a teacher is priceless....ALL on video people...your saintly Sarah! Blech

    August 9, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  13. Stacey

    "She's been living rent free inside libs heads for almost 2 years. this is a logical progression. its gonna b hilarious to read hatefilled elitist comments frm tolerant unsuccessful hypocrtes here. try 4 over 300 comments guys n gals, she's not becoming legendary just bcuz of her supporters, we need u to put ur wrk and sweat into it too. thanks again folks, have a great day "
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    Woo Hoo! As long as she's on the scene with her stupidity and ignorance, she will continue to "live rent free" inside this lib's head. So please please continue to enjoy reading our hatefilled elitist comments. We're so glad you enjoy them! Believe me, we are not short of our hatefilled comments any more than the Queen of Stupid is short of her hatefilled comments for anybody who doesn't support her. And yes, she is already legendary for being a complete fool and an ignorant idiot! And lastly, we libs will contiue to put our hard work and sweat into trashing the dumb bimbo because afterall, she is the gift that keeps on giving to us libs! Keep it coming, Sarah!

    August 9, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  14. Sleep Cycle

    Far better for our nation to have Sarah Palin land a million bucks an episode for a 'reality show' than to have her a heart attack away from the Presidency. As far as I'm concerned, this is all good.

    August 9, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  15. Sonny

    Your giving a TV show to someone who can't read or write and who"s dumb as a stick. I guess we finally found that pig with lipstick.

    August 9, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  16. AK Lisa

    change the title please! the arrogance of her calling it Sarah Palin's Alaska....... I repudiate her money grubbing ways & exploiting Alaska's uniqueness.

    August 9, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  17. gmcb

    This is going to be awesome and terrible for the GOP.

    I will watch, laugh and laugh more when the GOP loses votes over this. Lose candidates like Palin and I will consider voting Republican again.

    August 9, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  18. DMS-AKA

    keep her busy.......hunting and touring .......just keep her the freak out of politics............she's VERY dangerous

    August 9, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  19. billybob 'n NC

    Thank you CNN for the daily Palin update; could you tell us when was the last time she went to the restroom?

    August 9, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  20. doug

    Oh those wacky Palins are at it again! Stay tuned next week as hilarity ensues when Sarah announces gosh darn it she's running for president!!

    August 9, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  21. johnrj08

    Sarah Palin is an inept, semi-literate, grotesquely misinformed opportunist who is taking advantage of the celebrité that was handed to her by the RNC in 2008. She is qualified to do nothing. My 13 year old daughter could have done a better job as governor of Alaska, and she never would have had to write crib notes on the palm of her hand in order to answer softball questions that she had pre-screened. Now, don't get me wrong. I don't hate Sarah Palin. However, I do hate what she stands for and the fact that so many people appear to fallen prey to her charms. It's a sad commentary on our society when such a vacuous, uneducated beauty contestant can command so much political influence and get rich in the process. Clearly, she has been the most divisive force in American politics over the last two years.

    August 9, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  22. Kathy, DC

    People are actually going to watch this? Why?

    August 9, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  23. Kimb

    To Liberals are Poison....You're full of crack! This woman didn't put together a campaign, her husband and John McCain did. She got elected by lying to her consituents. She put Wasilla 9 MM in the hole when she was Mayor. When she saw she could make more money, she quit her "elected" position as Gov. She didn't write the books her ghost writer did.

    You're pathetic and absolutely out of your freaking mind to be defending this piece of Alaskan trash.

    August 9, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  24. J

    Well this certainly proves she's presidential material. Quits being a governer for a three month run at V.P. and now a reality TV show. She makes me sick. Can't you people see that she's just out for the money, the popularity? She doesn't know ANYTHING about politics or issues.

    August 9, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  25. Four and The Door

    Tina August 9th, 2010 12:34 pm ET

    Who will vote this woman. Americans are making this woman somebody. If we plan to disgrace our country go in future, Americans go ahead
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    In fact I probably would. I did once and absolutely know I made the right decision. As far as disgracing America, our national debt getting out of control like it is headed for now will do a fine job of that all on its own. I don't know about you, but I can be proud of having a woman President who earned her way up with her ideas and values.

    August 9, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
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