(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will return to familiar ground.
The Fox News Channel announced Thursday that Palin will rejoin the network as a contributor, less than five months after the two parted ways.
Viewers will start seeing Palin on their screens again Monday, chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.
He added that he had several conversations in recent weeks with Palin about the possibility of her rejoining as a contributor.
"I have great confidence in her and am pleased that she will once again add her commentary to our programming. I hope she continues to speak her mind," he said.
Known for her outspoken and folksy demeanor, Palin was often considered a ratings goldmine.
Palin said in the statement she was "pleased and proud" to return the network.
Fox and Palin split in January, after the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee turned down an offer to renew her contract that ended in 2012, a source close to Palin told CNN.
The departure came after the two had hit a few rough patches. Since leaving Fox, Palin kept a relatively low profile, appearing at only a few major conservative gatherings.
Shortly after it became public that Palin was leaving Fox earlier this year, she said in an interview published by the conservative news outlet Breitbart that she wanted to share her message "more broadly" rather than "preach to the choir."
"The message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience," she said.
Palin had not been exclusive to Fox television properties. Palin and her family also starred in a one-season reality show – "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on TLC – and Palin appeared as a featured "guest host" on NBC's "Today Show." She spoke to CNN moments after casting her ballot in the Alaska Republican primary last March.
Her family has found their way onto other media properties: her daughter competed on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and taped a reality-style show, Lifetime's "Life's a Tripp."
– CNN's Ashley Killough and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.
This happened because she couldn't work as a clown at the country fair
This is great news for Fox and the American people in general. I look forward to her commentary, which will undoubtedly bring a fresh perspective to the issues we face. She has experience with seeing things through to completion, and is also well-versed in foreign affairs thanks to her unique geographical home base.
Alaska's worst joke just won't go away. Groan...
-Shortly after it became public that Palin was leaving Fox earlier this year, she said in an interview published by the conservative news outlet Breitbart that she wanted to share her message "more broadly" rather than "preach to the choir."
And this is her solution?
The return of the dingbat. Knew it before I even saw this idiot's picture. I'm sure CNN will censor this. So much for free speech.
I believe Palin left CNN initially because she wanted too much money on her contract renewal. Now that she can't find anybody to listen to her stupid comments she has lowered her price. She shouldn't get more than $1. Remember, McCain lost the election because of her ignorance. I'm appalled that CNN would bring back the LOUDMOUTH!
She just can't resist the media she claims to hate. Hasn't Palin fatigue set in yet?
Wow talk about stooping to an all new low. Why would anyone want her on their show. She's dumb as a rock!
Apparently "the choir" is the only interested audience.
The Wassillabilly is the gift that keeps giving... no matter how many times you send it back.
She's like a case of herpes
God, she WON'T go away.
I just don't know what to say? Yes I do. Roger Ailes has no news savvy. He just likes causing a stir Fox News in equivalent of a right wing National Enquirer.
Keep preaching to the choir. Your "message" doesn't appeal to human decency.
Playboy is better suited for her.
Yay. The trainwreck is coming around the bend.
She just couldn't NOT be part of the "lame-stream media."
Like it matters. They will continue to drop in ratings, brining in a raving lunatic won't help.
I await comments from the poster "Palintwitt" shortly.
Yippee! The more she screeches her goofy opinions to the Teabillies, who are FAUX News' base, the better it is for Dems. Maybe it will cause Congress's 10% new low rating to get even lower.
puleeze the IQ level at Fox drops even more....
oh, yeah... it's um...What's-her-face...you know... the one famous for not actually doing or finishing anything?
I guess they couldn't find anyone actually relevant....
Must be a slow news day.
This is News ?
I thought she was playing Bambi's mother in the remake !
She looks better and better the more you drink.
I thought she was playing Bambi's mother in the sequal !