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. BeverlyNC

    I thought the Discovery Channel was a real network that promoted science, education, and knowledge on new innovations.

    What idiot from Discovery made this deal with the most uneducated, stupid, non-science knowledgeable, and non-credible person in America??

    Discovery, you are losing my patronage and viewing if you go through the deal with the moron Palin. What a horrible representation of the class and quality your programs are known for! Dump Palin or lose your viewership.

    March 24, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. AngryGenX

    Makes complete sense now, I am the elected governor of Alaska and i am quiting because it is to difficult.

    Within months she can write a book, do a book tour, get a show on fox, now get another show with some other networks.

    Pathetic, the only thing she has done is fill her pockets with money and yet people still think she is some great leader. Her kool aid is better than Obama's, please share!!

    March 24, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. Marco V

    What a waste of money! No wonder cable rates keep going going up!

    March 24, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. Bill

    I used to watch the Discovery Channel because I thought that it was tastefully produced and written by intelligent people.

    I now find that I was wrong, very wrong.

    March 24, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. Linney

    One million an episode because she can do....what?

    March 24, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |

    Sarah Palin should be under investigation by the FBI for inciting violence.

    March 24, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  7. Dave In Altmar

    Ugh...The intelligence level over at The Discovery Channel just dropped about 40 pounds...

    March 24, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. Deep South Independent

    I thought she said that this project was to promote her home state, and is an example of how she planned to still do the state's work after quiting as governor, which is honorable...but why does that mean she should get a million bucks an episode for herself? If it was to the benefit of showing the state in a positive light and for the people for her home state, she shouldn't try to get a huge payday for herself!
    "Sarah Palin's Alaska"? – is the rest not real America enough for her?

    March 24, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  9. Walter

    And I am sure that the show will accurately describe all of the damage done to Alaska by the oil industry.

    March 24, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  10. anotherview

    Step by step....not bad for a "dimwit" from Alaska..

    America is getting re-introduced to America in a way that is unfiltered by the Voice of Obama.

    March 24, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  11. Louis Doores

    This is not Sarah Palins Alaska. I would encourage no one to watch. We have more prominent and past examples of good people who have helped Alaska be the Great State it is. Sarah Palin quit as Govenor so she could sell our State for her own profit. We encourage Palin to go home where she came from.

    March 24, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  12. Ky

    Doesn't Discovery realize that the majority of Americans DID NOT vote for palin – most (the majority) people do not want to watch a program associated with her or especially with her name in the title. Think we need a facebook page about this.

    March 24, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  13. Jon

    She sure has been busy since she quit her job as Govenor of Alaska, to spend more time with her family.

    March 24, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. Wes Darley

    I have always had a lot of respect for Discover Channel. NOT now!

    March 24, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  15. Debbie from AZ

    My family and I enjoy the Discovery Channel quite often, but we will not be tuning in to Sarah Palin's Alaska. And Sarah, as usual is scarffing up on the cash.

    March 24, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  16. el jefe

    She should highlight Alaskan "hunting" practices-shooting animals from helicopters-yes this is true.

    March 24, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  17. Vern

    And how is this political news

    March 24, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  18. Sparky

    Sure pays better than being governor don't it SarahBarracuda!

    You shoulda quit sooner!

    March 24, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  19. Rickster

    lolol...oh, this is going to drive the lunatic democrats crazy! And, way to go Sarah!

    March 24, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  20. Nija

    Opportunist. What do you really want. MONEY MONEY MONEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 24, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  21. michael

    what is there to comment about . why wouldent you let people leave comments yeaserday about how buchman a so called christian wants to introduce a bill to take health care away from millions of kids that qualify under obamas health care plan . these are kids gop they havent lived they havent had time to work and make provision for theselves . you people in the gop seem so evil an selfish , your god it seems is the doller note . OH AND REMIND ME TO CANCEL THE DESCOVERY CHANNEL .

    March 24, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  22. Ishtar

    Well, bye bye Discovery Channel. Used to be a fan, but not after reading this bit of news. Should you decide not to go through with this deal we will be back. Oh, now we may be able to pay for one tier less since that channel is no longer needed.

    March 24, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  23. A.V

    As an Alaskan living in a remote village affected by climate change – while all Palin could muster was to send us checks from the oil companies – I can gurantee that Palin's Alaska will not reflect my Alaska, or that of my family that have lived here for generations, from ancient time, long before her kind came to our land.

    March 24, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  24. Karen, MD

    I use to work at Discovery Communication and have long been an admirer of their work. But to hire this woman who is as anti-environment as they come, ..... I can't even think of words to describe how I feel.

    March 24, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  25. jane

    It's not "Sarah Palin's Alaska". And please give me strength. I would enjoy watching a documentary about this extraordinary state, but do I have to listen to Palin in the process?

    March 24, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
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