March 4th, 2010
11:02 AM ET
12 years ago

Palin pitching TV show

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Washington (CNN) - Will Sarah Palin and her family be starring in a new reality television series? Not quite, a source close to the former Alaska governor tells CNN.

While Palin and famed reality TV producer Mark Burnett are in New York and Los Angeles this week meeting with six networks about a new series - a story first reported Wednesday by Entertainment Weekly - the source emphasized that the show would be a "Planet Earth-style" documentary about Alaska.

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, will likely be featured in the show, the source said. But the source added that "it's not going to be focused on her family, or in her house, or in Wasilla.

"She is just going to use her name to help produce and promote the show," said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The source said Palin is following up on her promise last summer, when she resigned from the governor's office, to find new ways to shine a light on her home state.

"This is not 'The Osbournes Go North'," said the source, referencing the MTV reality show that featured rock singer Ozzy Osbourne's family. "This is not a reality show based on the Palins."

UPDATE: The six television networks meeting with Palin and Burnett are CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, A&E and The History Channel.

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  1. Independant Thinker

    What's next.... "Sarah Goes Potty?"

    March 4, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. JM

    I am so sick to death of hearing about her. I wish she would just crawl into a hole and .... (name your preferred method of disappearance.)

    March 4, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    I will not be watching just because Sarah Palin is promoting the show.

    March 4, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. David Jacobson, New York NY

    CNN, why are you the only news network who continues to devote such intense coverage to Sarah Palin? This is the 3rd Palin article on the Politicker since yesterday- posts about her book deal, TV deal and stand-up comedy routine, none of which may be considered "news."

    Politics is serious business, and if CNN wants to be taken seriously it should start reporting its political stories as such.

    March 4, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  5. Papa_K

    This fool will do anything and the sad part is that there are a lot of fools to follow her in her quest to become a fool.

    March 4, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    I'm sure this show would be a comedy because this lady is a complete joke!

    March 4, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  7. Johnny

    Sarah Palin is an idiot. Perfect example of stupid people that get paid for doing nothing.

    March 4, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  8. sherry

    Will this woman stop at nothing to get her name in the new's?
    Talk about an attention seeker.....Unbelieveable....

    March 4, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. mickeylee

    Finally! Sarah Palin is doing what suits her best, Hollywood.. Now please stay out of politics!

    March 4, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
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