Report: No second season for Sarah Palin's Alaska
January 10th, 2011
10:24 AM ET
12 years ago

Report: No second season for Sarah Palin's Alaska

Washington (CNN) - It is one of the most successful television shows in TLC's history, but it appears Sarah Palin's Alaska will be limited to one season only, according to Entertainment Weekly.

According to the magazine, producer Mark Burnett has no plans to head back to Alaska for a second-season taping – despite the show's average viewership of over 3 million. It remains unclear whose decision it was to limit the adventure-themed program to one season.

However, as EW notes, "It makes sense why Palin wouldn't want to commit to another season: If she and her family chose to shoot more episodes, it would surely be interpreted as a sign that she had no plans to run for office."

Indeed, as former Law & Order star Fred Thompson learned in 2008, TLC could run afoul of equal-time regulations if it continued to broadcast the show while Palin was running for president.
TLC would not confirm the report to CNN.

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  1. jean2009

    Thank heavens! Maybe she will take her gun toting cross hairs and vitriol and retire to Alaska...she has done enough damage already.

    January 10, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  2. james Miller

    Hey folks. she`s a quitter--– remember!!!! She follows the $$$$$. She better start preaching peace or some nut on the left will be gunning for her.------ "Fair and impartial" Fox news are largely to blame in "fanning the flames" of reactionism bordering on violence. Most of what I see is thinly veiled anger (hatred) towards Democrats. I cannot and choose not to watch much of their version of the bias "news".

    January 10, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
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