October 15th, 2010
10:32 AM ET
4 years ago

Shots of Palin reality show revealed

(CNN) – Can't get enough of Sarah Palin? You're in luck.

The former Alaska governor's adventure-themed show on TLC is set to debut in one month, but the trailer is already making the rounds online.

The 30 second action-packed preview shows the former vice presidential candidate braving the Alaska elements - including trekking up a mountain, kayaking over river rapids while bears look on, and dog sledding.

This is 'flippin' fun!' Palin says at one point. "Why can't we ever just be satisfied with tranquility?"

The show will also apparently provide insights into the Palin household. At another moment in the trailer, viewers see the Alaska Republican instructing her youngest daughter, "No boys go upstairs!"

And for political observers who are wondering how serious the GOP rock star is about launching a White House run in 2012, perhaps Palin drops a hint of her own:

"I'd rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office," Palin says as cameras show the former governor navigating rugged Alaska trails on an all-terrain vehicle.

The total series will run eight episodes and debut November 14, TLC says. It is directed by Mark Burnett, the producer behind the long-running nature-themed Survivor show.


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  1. ED Fl

    Her reality is already, A quitter , a lousy mother for a teenage daughter ,hardly ever seen with her husband or familly. has a penchant for executive private aircraft and high stakes money.

    October 15, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  2. bailoutsos

    It is a comedy reality show, right?

    October 15, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  3. Laverne

    I'm sorry, but this woman makes me sick to look at her. She is a glory hog and is obviously hoodwinking some Americans into worshipping her. While her pockets are getting fatter, their pockets are getting thinner because they are giving all their money to people like Sarah Palin who won't have to work another day in her life cause she and her family are living large on your dime! It amazes me how dumb some people can be, this woman is nothing more than a con-artist and laughing all the way to the bank!

    October 15, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Sure it's "flippin fun" when Palin and her husband can quite their jobs and be supported by the American people while they have "flippin fun" laughing all the way to the bank. You've been had people, big time.

    October 15, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  5. stufthis

    I think most Americans had enough of Sarah when she flopped in the Katie Couric interview.

    October 15, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  6. ckone

    one glaring problem to this article...palin is NOT kayaking over river rapids. she is simply kayaking on calm water. let's not make it out to sound like she's tao berman. she's a political hack engaging in b-level adventures. yawn.

    October 15, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. Charlie from the North

    Does she know that the "L" in TLC stands for learning? She is so anti-education her-self I just wonder if she read the fine print. Ha ha "If she READ the fine print" I almost forgot.

    October 15, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  8. WTF?

    I won't be watching that crap and fuel her solipsism.

    October 15, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  9. Jim

    Watching paint dry will be more interesting then watching this Hun!

    October 15, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  10. Jessica

    This woman is such a joke.

    October 15, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  11. Alert Citizen

    Now I can say the dumb Ms Wasilla is in correct profession! entertaining the cowboys!

    October 15, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  12. cel

    any chance she could get lost out there and stay lost ? this woman will do anything for money.

    October 15, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  13. Julie C in CA

    If she'd rather be doing that stuff, than please, by all means, stay in Alaska and do it! Clearly a better fit than trying to be a politician that requires some aptitude. Btw....are we suppose to be impressed that this woman can do these things? Really, none of these are a big stretch. Kayaking while "bears watch on".....ooooohhhh, so scary! Tourists, including me, do it all the time. This family is such a glutton for media.

    October 15, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  14. TheTraveler

    "I'd rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office," Palin says as cameras show the former governor navigating rugged Alaska trails on an all-terrain vehicle.

    Prophetic statement. We quit her "stuffy office as governor of Alaska. Just imagine what she would do as President ...

    October 15, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  15. Nancy R

    In case the folks in Alaska were still wondering why Palin QUIT :" I'd rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office," Palin says

    "No boys go upstairs!" hahaha – great parenting Sarah, that will keep her from getting knocked up like Bristol.Of course the daughter she had to tell this is what – 11 ? 12 ? Maybe if she would be a mother to your children instead of a, well, whatever she is, she wouldnt need to worry about a pre-teen messing around with boys

    October 15, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  16. Danika

    "I'd rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office," Palin says as cameras show the former governor navigating rugged Alaska trails on an all-terrain vehicle. – Let NONE OF US forget this the next time she even attempts to run for any kind of office. She said it herself!

    October 15, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  17. Mike

    Geez! Isn't her 15 minutes up yet?

    October 15, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  18. Jack

    She says she'd rather be "doing this" than sitting in some stuffy office doing politics. I'd rather see her do that as well than sitting in some stuffy office messing with politics. Stay out there in the wilds, leave us alone.

    October 15, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  19. katiec

    You have it totally wrong, CNN.
    The American people are sick of Palin, but it is YOU who seem to want her constant headlines.
    Hardly a day goes by that you are not headlining, pushing her down our throats.
    Your obvious bias for the right has gone to the point of no return. You are a disgrace to a news media
    that pretends to be fair, while trying every trick in the book to victimize people with your unethical stance.
    At least, however radical, we know where Fox stands, but you hide behind your propaganda while trying
    to convince people you are fair and balanced.
    No wonder your ratings are in the bucket.

    October 15, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  20. Reality Stinks

    It cant be any worse than Obama's reality show. What? You mean Obama's isnt really just a TV show? It's actually real? Oh, we're screwed!

    October 15, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  21. DougDC

    Nothing says "tranquility" like a noisy, exhaust spitting ATV . . .

    October 15, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  22. ptarmigan

    "Why can't we ever just be satisfied with tranquility?" 'Cause you're too busy grubbing for the next million bucks...

    October 15, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  23. Former Republican, but never again!

    Too late... I think a boy already went upstairs!

    October 15, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  24. BigMowma

    ........and the name of the show is "Dumb and Dumber II"?

    October 15, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  25. Marina

    Sarah Palin loves ATTENTION so perhaps she'll discover that a reality show will be JUST as rewarding for her narcissistic personality as being president. And I think a reality show suits her much more than a brainy/intellectual job of being president.

    October 15, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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