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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, …

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Sarah Palin gives TLC its highest-rated debut ever; is her show dangerous or innocuous?

Sarah Palin’s Alaska had TLC’s highest-rated debut ever last night, as close to five million viewers tuned in to a show that cost the network about $1 million an episode. That’s about half the record number of viewers Jon & Kate Plus Eight got when they separated. A TLC press release said that it “is …

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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 …

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Sarah Palin’s Alaska preview leaves ad buyers, Discovery employees laughing, snickering

A preview for Mark Burnett and Sarah Palin’s TLC reality show was shown to ad buyers, and the reception was extremely poor, according to a report. An anonymous Discovery Communications source told The Huffington Post that “the whole thing [was] comical” and “When the promo was over, people (employees and buyers) were rolling their eyes, …

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TLC will air Sarah Palin’s Alaska; Palin will receive around $250,000 per episode

TLC has acquired the reality show that Sarah Palin and Mark Burnett had been shopping to networks. Currently titled Sarah Palin’s Alaska, it is described in a press release as “a new eight-part documentary series about the remarkable Governor Palin and her home state of Alaska.” Discovery COO Peter Liguori said in the release that …

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