March 24th, 2010
06:47 PM ET
12 years ago

People: Palin, Discovery reach deal for TV show

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin has inked a television deal, People Magazine reports."](CNN) – Sarah Palin is branching out beyond politics, striking a deal with the Discovery Channel for a program spotlighting her home state of Alaska, People Magazine reports.

According to People, a source with the cable network says the former Alaska governor and Discovery have finally struck a deal after weeks of negotiations that involved several networks. A source told CNN earlier this month that Palin had been pitching a show that would be a "Planet Earth-style" documentary about Alaska.

The Palin source also told CNN of the proposed show: "It's not going to be focused on her family, or in her house, or in Wasilla."

Variety reported Tuesday the show is expected to be called "Sarah Palin's Alaska" and the former Republican vice presidential nominee will likely nab $1 million an episode.

Representatives of the Discovery Channel would not confirm the reports to CNN.

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  1. Jeff in Virginia

    The Discovery Channel has now fallen as the newest victim of Sarah "The Grifter" Palin.

    There is perhaps one upside- Palin's supporters may accidentally watch some real science programs on Discovery.

    March 24, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  2. bar m chopper

    That kills the Discovery channel for our household. We like NatGeo better anyway.

    March 24, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  3. Obama Victim

    Sarah is just getting more and more popular. Let the name calling begin, but she is winning over the country. Suffer lefties, suffer.

    March 24, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  4. Obama 2012

    I certainly will not waste any time watching that!!!

    March 24, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  5. Dan

    Been an while since CNN reported on Sarah....was wondering what happened. THought maybe CNN lost their obsession with her or something.

    March 24, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. RBD

    I will forever think less of the Discovery Channel for selling out like this. They're already down to one good show and now they're adding "Quitter" Sarah to their fold. How pathetic can it get?

    Sorry Discovery, I'm done with you..

    March 24, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  7. Kate

    I'm sure she'll find a way to get her digs in about the "Global Warming Conspiracy." The Discovery channel should be ashamed for allowing someone who obviously has NO interest in science on their channel.

    March 24, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. Disappointed Discovery Fan

    Good job Discovery lost a fan for good. Why pay Sarah Palin a million dollars an episode? Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and does not need someone like Sarah Palin and her narrow mindedness to be associated with this show. The only bad part of Alaska is that Sarah Palin comes from there. Her voice is worst than nails on a chalkboard. Discovery Channel no mas!

    March 24, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  9. Jin

    She can't be bothered to fulfill her elected office in her home state, but she is more than happy to put her lying face on episodes of Alaska for $$$. This is disgusting for Alaska and for Discovery channel. They should get their butts to Alaska and ask around about this quitter and her perspective of Alaska.

    March 24, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. kmsujon

    Need to make some money to survive. No hope in 2012. So what's left!!!!!

    March 24, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. Concerned

    Discovery is one of my favorite viewing channels; at least it was. If they go ahead with this program that generates $$ for Sarah Palin, I will officially block them from my favorite's list forever. How sad...

    March 24, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Mike, Albany

    Maybe they will show her gunning down wolves from her helicopter. Anyway, I'm glad to hear that she's exploiting her home state for her own personal gain. It just enforces how sleazy she is.

    March 24, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  13. commander cody

    I love the Discovery Channel but I hate Sarah Palin. Sorry Discovery Channel.

    March 24, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. Elliott

    Sarah should help save the taxpayers money from these frivolous lawsuits her Republican friends are pushing against the Administration. Remember? She was a champion for that kind of thing. Saving taxpayers money from these, no good, frivolous lawsuits. Until, um...wait. No, she quit. I'm sorry.

    March 24, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. Rasabu

    Let's hope Sarah learns a lot about her home state while she does the show!

    March 24, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  16. Sean

    Now THAT is an odd pairing. I suppose it'll be like Planet Earth, except instead of just filming the indigenous wildlife, they'll be killing it from helicopters and chronicling the destruction of it's habitats with oil pipelines.

    On the upside, it may encourage some folks to tune into Discovery channel that wouldn't normally have any interest in it.

    March 24, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  17. BKrause

    ...while real Americans are out of work, without health insurance, and starving, and this milky wolf huntress lands a deal with Discovery. Yikes!

    March 24, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  18. Joe in Vega$

    Discovery Channel lost all credibility with me long ago when they started producing Car and Police chase shows as learning programs. This is good evidence that they have now sold their souls.

    March 24, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  19. filp

    Hope she takes us on a tour of all the best Meth labs in her 'hood. Maybe she'll introduce us to her hate mongering preacher, and end up having beers on either the approach road to the Bride to Nowhere or that pipeline she keeps bragging about.

    March 24, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. Bob in Michigan

    Why on earth do they need to pay her $1 mil per episode? Last time I checked, exploring Alaska was free. Hellllllooooo, Alaska doesn't belong to Sarah Palin, it belong to the U.S. Any 'claim' she had to the state she gave up when she resigned. I wonder if Discovery channel will be exploring all the meth labs in Alaska as well.

    March 24, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  21. mrgmorgan56

    A rpogram highlighting her state...hmmmmm...should last about 7 seconds....

    March 24, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  22. TM

    I assume it's only scheduled to run for a half season

    March 24, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  23. The lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    Good for Sarah Palin, but wait I thought she was looking to be a representative of the common people? Seems to me Sarah is looking out for #1. I hear the second book deal is coming soon too. She has cashed in big time for herself, nothing wrong with that but please do not pretend anymore that you want to represent the working people. We all know this is not true, you just want to skim off as much as you can from a "mark" just like any good con artist.
    I remember a time when "grifting" was illegal, today we call them politicians and insurance businesses.

    March 24, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  24. SuperHiro

    That's just disgusting.

    March 24, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  25. carlos

    welcome to the reality world.....where have you been all this time?....hard to say, she does not know or have an answer

    March 24, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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