Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Discovery purchases Sarah Palin's reality show

Sarah Palin and producer Mark Burnett are purchasing for buyers for a Sarah Palin reality show, and Discovery network has taken out low interest loans to be the highest bidder. There are no official press releases, but several sources are reporting this Discovery reality show will be an “Alaskan Travelogue” style show. This may also be probably the most expensive project Discovery Networks has taken on, edging out their $25 million “Earth” series.

Sarah Palin’s reality show plans

Sarah Palin is a figure that draws controversy at all sides, so her reality show is certain to bring viewers to Discovery. Reportedly, the reality show on Discovery networks will draw over $1 million per episode for Sarah Palin and her family. This will not be Sarah Palin’s first appearance on Discovery Networks or on reality TV – she had a cameo in a 2008 documentary about the Iditarod race. The Sarah Palin reality show has yet to be named, and a release date has not been set either. The producer of the Sarah Palin reality show say it will be a lot more of a travelogue that “will center on interesting characters, traditions and attractions in the 49th state – with the ex-VP candidate as a guide”.

Sarah Palin and reality TV

Sarah Palin’s relationship with the media has not always been a cozy one. Sarah Palin called the media “intrusive” and “difficult to handle” in her best-selling book “Going Rogue”. Sarah has always been protective of her family, and in previous interviews she has said she did not want a reality show, and instead wanted the media to “leave them alone”. Sarah Palin herself does not shy away from media attention, though – she is now a FOX news commentator. Since bursting onto the scene as a Vice-Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin has gotten more than a few guaranteed payday loans on her celebrity.


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