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It's Official: Sarah Palin's Going to TLC

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 25th 2010 11:10AM
sarah_palin_outdoorsWell, the deal is done. Sarah Palin's next line on her resume, the one after Vice Presidential candidate and Governor of the State of Alaska, will be television host. The former politico has teamed with reality TV producer Mark Burnett and they've sold a travel show. Discovery's TLC will air 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' a show about the state and why it's such a great place to live and/or visit. Sarah Palin will be the tour guide and 'proud daughter' of the territory, showing off the mountains, lakes, streams and vistas of the 49th state.

As Joel pointed out the other day, this new show is a good move for Palin as well as Discovery. The numbers she'll need to pull for TLC are in the low millions, so that should be do-able considering her appeal to a large segment of the public. Especially that segment that likes her without taking an interest in her political opinions. This show will have no politics. It's going to be like a movie from the Alaska Convention and Visitor's Bureau. You know, "Come to Alaska, experience the wild life and feel the chill." (Hmm ... maybe I should trademark that?)

Burnett's involvement also assures that this production will be first class. Even his failures have looked good. TLC will position the show as entertainment and education, selling it with all kinds of positive spin. TLC has signed up for eight episodes. And contrary to previous reports, at $1 million per episode, Palin does not appear to be making over $1 million a shot. I'm sure she's getting a good piece of the pie, but not uber-money.

The only negative that might occur will be if the world outside the show and the state intervene in some way and Palin gets sucked in. For example, this past week her comments about the health care bill getting signed -- on her web page and Twitter -- put her all over the cable news networks. TLC would probably want her to refrain from doing that kind of focus-shifting stuff when the series airs.

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Price Trow

I truly HATE her and and TLC for giving that Teabagger a platform to degrade our President and this great country. I will never watch TLC again.

April 29 2010 at 10:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alan

Isn't it amazing how the folks on the left will protect everything but the rights of another person with a different point of view. You should move to Cuba, or Iran where you will feel more at home.

April 07 2010 at 9:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mea

Why or why is there all this bashing over Palin. Leave the lady alone; wait and see what a job she will do. There must be a lot of scared people when it comes to Palin. Iwas taught if I couldn't say anything nice about someone, I should refrain from saying anything at all. She may not be refined like our many politicians; however, she is real and honest.

April 07 2010 at 2:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Antje Göttert

Sarah Palin`s Alaska?

It is not the Alaska of modern informed people who know about the connections of nature!!!!!!!!

Antje Göttert
Germany

March 30 2010 at 6:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave

Don't worry everyone. TLC will quit the series after a couple of episodes.

March 26 2010 at 1:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Picviewer

Resume? Failed VP candidate, Ex-Governor(DNF, quit midterm), failed Wasilla mayor(left city with a huge debt and sports complex), 5 college transfer failure.

Great she'll fit perfectly with the morons who'd watch any reality show.

March 26 2010 at 3:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mdk

...And yesterday was the last day I'll ever watch any of the Discovery networks. BOYCOTT DISCOVERY until they stop giving this fascist free airtime to propagandize her upcoming presidential campaign.

March 25 2010 at 4:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gwangi

TLC = Terrible Life Choices

March 25 2010 at 4:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Viv

So i guess this is one of those meaningful things that she wanted to do, after quitting the job the great people of Alaska gave her. Good for you Sarah.

March 25 2010 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
FlagPatrick

TLC already has shit shows... Jon and Kate, Cake Boss, so this will fit right in. Great news for me because I like the discovery channel so I can easily distance myself from this self promoting unintelligent non-political

March 25 2010 at 3:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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