Sarah Palin’s Alaska trailer focuses more on Sarah Palin than Alaska

A trailer for TLC’s upcoming docudrama Sarah Palin’s Alaska has been released, and focuses more on Sarah Palin and her family than Alaska.

When the Mark Burnett-produced show was announced, it was described as “a new eight-part documentary series about the remarkable Governor Palin and her home state of Alaska,” and an executive said it would “tell the story of Alaska.” That sounded like it was going to be closer to a nature documentary than to The Real Housewives.

While this is just a 30-second preview, it looks mostly like a docudrama about Sarah Palin that’s set in Alaska. She’s outside a lot, and the trailer emphasizes her “adventures,” but being in nature isn’t exactly telling the story of that place. There’s pretty much nothing about Alaska except the setting.

Anyway, the preview was posted to YouTube a little while ago by Steve Garfield, who wrote that he “Just got this video of Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC from Mark Burnett backstage at BlogWorld Expo.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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