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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?)

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'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Headed to TLC

by AOL TV Staff, posted Mar 25th 2010 10:22AM
Sarah Palin's Alaska'Sarah Palin's Alaska' has found a home.

According to Discovery, the eight-part travelogue will air on TLC, with an official launch date yet to be announced. The show will reportedly reveal "Alaska's powerful beauty as it has never been filmed, and as told by one of the state's proudest daughters," aka Palin.

Mark Burnett of 'Survivor' fame will produce the series, which was previously shopped at a number of networks, including A&E.

For more on this story, visit PopEater.

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Four Reasons Why Sarah Palin and Discovery Are a Good Fit

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 24th 2010 3:06PM
Sarah Palin at book signing for Yesterday, we found out from James Hibberd at THR's Live Feed that Discovery Communications has won the bidding to air an Alaskan travelogue program hosted by former governor Sarah Palin, and today, it was revealed that it will officially air on TLC. 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' which will be produced by Mark Burnett, is going to be a pricey proposition for Discovery; Gov. Palin was asking for $1.2 million per episode, according to Hibberd.

But it's going to be worth it. Whatever you may think of her politics, Palin is a network programmer's dream. In fact, Palin and Discovery seem to be a pretty good pairing, for a number of reasons:

1. Palin is charming and has a good screen presence. The big reason why she was so popular during the 2008 presidential campaign was that she connected with a lot of people who were outside the usual Republican base: mothers, parents of kids with special needs, and others. She was folksy and chatty, and she was able to connect with her audiences despite whatever flaws she had in the policy knowledge department.

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Discovery Can See 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' From Its Porch

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 23rd 2010 10:30AM
Ever wonder what you can actually see from former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's porch? Well, thanks to Discovery, you're about to find out.

It's not quite official yet, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, it appears that a deal is imminent between Discovery and Palin for the controversial conservative star's new reality series, 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' a travelogue exploring the natural wonders of our nation's largest state. Palin, Alaska's ex-governor, would act as host.

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A&E, Discovery May Head to 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 19th 2010 11:00AM
Sarah Palin's new reality series may wind up on cable.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Discovery is among the networks vying for the rights to Palin's latest TV project, a reality show that would double as a tourist brochure for our nation's largest state. The premise involves Palin acting as a tour guide to some of Alaska's most remote and scenic historical and natural treasures.

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