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. Steve in Ct

    Good for her. Peoples unjustified hatred and jealously blinds them from realizing the wonderful things she has done for Alaska and Alaskans. I'm pleased to see someone rewarded for their sacrifice.

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

    Good Sarah, I wish you well. Just please stay out of politics and try to speak with intelligence to your audience; educated people not the rubes you have been pandering too of late.

    March 24, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  3. Concerned

    I wonder if Discovery is going to permit her editorial control/influence as well? The last thing I need to hear is how baby Jesus created Alaska 6,000 years ago.

    Oh no, say it ain't so.

    March 24, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. Michael from Ventura

    Will she be sending John McCain a fee off her million? John: you've really left an impact on America–too bad it's not the impact many of us believed you'd make years ago. Sad. Now Ms. Me will be on tv. Thank God for remote control!

    March 24, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. Angus

    Too bad. Now I have to block the Discovery Channel along with the other porn and garbage on TV.

    March 24, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. Helen

    Well if the Discovery Channel wants rating they need to keep her off the air. Who will watch Barbie now that she can't remember anything except what is written on her hands.

    March 24, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. David

    Democratic members of Congress is treat with hate yet CNN has not addressed it. Other station have reported this problem but CNN has not. Civil Rights is as important and anything in this country. You instead want to talk about Palin a woman with the faculty of a dummy. I smell FOX, FOX and FOX.

    March 24, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. bridgett hollis

    What happen to her on Fox? Sarah is not smart enough to talk about anything. Alaska does not belong to her and if Discovery want to know something concerning Alaska please get someone who can atleast hold a conversation with complete sentences.

    Hopefully she will make sense when she does speak. Whenever I listen to her its always confusing. Sorry Discovery she's not worth it. You guys could do better, a lot better.

    March 24, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. ken sanders

    Disgusting !!! That woman is so full of herself. She's a Myth !!!

    March 24, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. Dee

    Now I hope people will start believing that this woman left her post as govern not because of what it was costing her state to pay for her lawyers but, she saw $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ signs everywhere. Millions from her book deal, speaking at conventions and charging hundreds of thousands to appear and now this deal. One million dollars an episode. You have got to be kidding me.

    She is nothing but a money hungry individual.

    March 24, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Jim

    Discovery has just lost my subscription.

    March 24, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  12. Angie in PA

    1 million an episode to listen to this bumbling idiot will she be reading a teleprompter or her palm? this money hungry beach is quite a danger to this country she has rallied up the right wing extremist with her death panels her socialism lies she is gonna get someone hurt curse the day Mccain unleashed this evil vile woman on us!

    March 24, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  13. once upon a horse

    wasn't it just back in 2008 when the McCain campaign along with Sarah palin condemned and basically made fun of then candidate Obama's so-called "rock star" status and the far right agreed with them? Then what in the heck do they think Sarah Palin is doing? Book tours, speeches for big bucks, doing stand up on late night television, working at GOP haven FoxNews, and now pitching her own named television program. I'm guesing a perfume and "dancing with the stars" is next. BUT Palin supporters see no problem with her doing all this because it's SARAH!! What a bunch pf hypocrits they all are. Typical far right hypos!!

    March 24, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. th

    That is a little ridiculous, Sarah Palin's Alaska. She quit being governor I sure wouldn't name the show after her. Ridiculous.

    March 24, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  15. Donatella

    I will definately put this on the list of shows I will not be watching, I give it a few episodes.

    March 24, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  16. sorensen

    And I thought , the Discovery channel was a serious business.

    March 24, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  17. GOP lover boy hater

    There can only be one title......Sarah the Moose Killer........wait a minute....Sarah the could be Sarah the Hypocrite wait.....Sarah the Biyatchhh......well...heck....Sarah the Airhead VP!!!

    I got more..........what a joke...and somebody is going to pay this lunatic to do this crap...and even worse...she will have areal nutjob audience.

    Isn't America great???

    March 24, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  18. Carol

    More money for Sara. Good for her. The only problem I have is her pretense that she cares about our country. She's out to grab all the money she can. THAT is her ONLY agenda.

    March 24, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  19. Allen in Hartwell GA

    I sincerely hope the officials at Discovery have the good sense not to name a program "Sarah Palin's Alaska", if they decide to go through with this. I also hope that her participation would be kept to a bare mininum, since if she runs for a public office this will become an issue of airtime for opponents.

    March 24, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  20. Brian in California

    A Planet Earth style show????? Are you kidding me?? Palin has one of the WORST environmental records of any politician. She wasted taxpayer monies on fighting virtually every ESA listing in Alaska, denounced scientific research simply because it did not agree with her agenda and is completely against any environmental regulation that MIGHT infringe on natural resource extraction and/or development. How in the hell can the Discovery Channel giver her a show?? My god is there rampant stupidity running through this network??

    March 24, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    It is not "her" Alaska!

    March 24, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  22. Wiggin

    Will this woman not ever go away. I have absolutely no interest in watching any TV program involving Sarah Palin. I am so very disappointed in the Discovery channel. I will not be watching any program involving Sarah Palin. I am flabbergasted that they would even consider paying her $1M – she is simply not worth that kind of money.
    Elsie Wiggin

    March 24, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. EMJ

    Just lost all respect for the Discovery Channel. Shame.

    March 24, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  24. chris24

    And I'm sure her husband will want to show
    all the good old boys who want to secede from
    the US so they can shoot their guns and eat
    whale blubber and all that "you betcha" Alaska

    No IQ required.

    March 24, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  25. CF

    I will boycott any network that airs her tripe.

    Remember when The Discovery Channel used to be educational, insightful, and presented nature and conservation with regard and awe?
    In recent years they've reduced themselves to trashy, cheap reality-style programming and mindless "mockumentary" type shows.. and now THIS.

    Paying Sarah Palin $1 million per episode which she will use for her anti-wildlife, anti-environmental, anti-science agenda is sickening. This goes against the spirit of Discovery and everything they USED TO stand for.

    March 24, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
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