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. Mike S.

    Get that money Sarah!

    March 24, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. sensible Cape Coral FL

    All the American people have the right to be as stupid as they wish. No one can interfere with their right to be STUPID.

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

    I always thought that Discovery was science, not science fiction.


    March 24, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  4. richard

    One more reason not to watch the discovery channel.

    March 24, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. katnick

    Good for Sarah. Hopefully, she'll be too busy for politics.

    March 24, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  6. Michael from SoCal

    I love the Discovery channel. However, I will never watch it again if they sign this nimrod to deal.

    March 24, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. Barbara

    Sarah is a good gal – we like her.

    March 24, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  8. Joy

    Whatever it takes to make that dollar sister! That's what it's ALL about right?

    March 24, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    I imagaine whichever sponsers are willing to endorse this program for the Discovery Channel will be getting an earful. I bid them all good luck.

    How appropriate that the ex governor who callously left her consituents in the dust should be profitting a million dollars for her actions.

    Nothing this woman does ever surprises me.

    March 24, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  10. Tamara Von Gemmingen

    Sarah Palin is a nobody! She isn't even from Alaska! Are you kidding me??? Why would anyone give her a show that is called Sarah Palin's Alaska? What a slap in the face to Alaskans. I'm a 3rd genereation Alaskan and I have more ties here then she will ever have! She needs to just crawl back into her little hobokin house in Wasilla and stay there! She couldn't hack it as Governor why should she get her own show??? What a joke...

    March 24, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  11. Dan

    She should spotlight foreign countries as well since she has significant foreign policy experience with Russia jets flying over Alaska and all.

    Plus, she thinks Africa is a country, so they could cover the whole continent as a country in one episode.

    You betcha!

    March 24, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  12. David

    She's going to show them all the wonderful places to build oil pipelines while shooting wolves from a helicopter and explaining that there is no such thing as evolution.

    Seriously Discovery ... you want Sarah Palin?!?!

    March 24, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  13. Sally

    Sarah, Sarah.... Just think $1 million an episode...

    March 24, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  14. Sherry

    WOW! Discovery Channel obviously have money to throw away. I would think they could have put that kind of money to better use.

    March 24, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  15. Bernado Gui

    No $$$$ in being a govenor.
    That's why she quit......

    March 24, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  16. pen

    Will there be an episode on how to kill wolves from a helicopter?

    March 24, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  17. slenon

    If she narrates like she speaks, it will be a jumbled nightmare for viewers. I can't wait to see where the Eskimo hunted dinosaurs.

    Thank you so much, Discovery Channel, for making Alaska something I no longer wish to see on television.

    March 24, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  18. Luke Brown

    Hmmm... Thanks for reminding me to watch this.

    I assume Sarah Palin's Alaska includes the saga of corrupt and unethical government officials, the plight of unwed mothers, how to get the taxpayers to put a tanning bed in your basement, and how to get a free wardrobe for yourself and free plane tickets for your kids.

    March 24, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  19. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    "Planet Earth-style documentary"? Are you sure you didn't mean "Scorched Earth-style documentary"? After all, you are talking about Sarah Palin.

    March 24, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  20. RCasson

    Good. Now maybe shel'l stop talking all her nonsense. Just go to the Discovery Channel and STAY there clown!

    March 24, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  21. Truth

    Everything the woman touches turns to gold. I hope the same thing happens in November.

    Sarah Palin is out creating jobs in the private sector and our CIC is out destroying jobs in the private sector.

    Go figure!

    March 24, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  22. Really

    I am an avid discovery channel fan. However, I will not watch this. Alaska does not belong to SP and she tarnishes its beauty. Please Discovery channel, reconsider the deal.

    March 24, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  23. Grog in Ohio

    LOL... cash it in, Baracuda!!!

    Hey Sarah Palin... "that whole hopey, changey thing" is working out just fine. Thanks for asking!

    March 24, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  24. guest

    Its ironic since her and her party have been doing everything in their power to destroy the natural beauty of alaska

    March 24, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  25. Barry in Wasilla

    If this is true I guess I will stop watching the Discovery Channel. That woman has no business being on TV for any reason

    March 24, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
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