TLC, A&E reject Todd Palin snowmobile series that Sarah Palin and Mark Burnett are pitching

Both TLC and A&E have rejected a follow-up series to Sarah Palin’s Alaska following Todd Palin’s activities as a snowmobile racer that is being produced by Mark Burnett.

Burnett and Sarah Palin are pitching the new series “focused on Palin’s husband Todd and his career as a championship snowmobile racer,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says that “TLC owner Discovery Communications has passed” and A&E “also is not interested”—in part because of “the steep asking price.” (The original series cost between $800,000 and $1 million per episode.)

The paper also quotes an anonymous “network insider” (executive? intern?) who offers the other obvious reason: “I think it’s safe to say her time has passed.”

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