Discovery Springs for ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
Looks like pursuing opportunities outside her former gubernatorial post is paying off for Sarah Palin. After she shopped her pitch for an “unscripted” television show about Alaska around heathen Hollywood, a winner, Discovery Communications, appears to have pulled ahead of Palin’s other suitors, and, according to Variety, honchos at the cable channel are willing to pay handsomely to bring “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” to a television near you. —KA
Show is believed to have fetched more than $1 million an episode—a hefty pricetag for a freshman unscripted cable skein.
But this, of course, is not just your average unscripted cable skein. The controversial Palin is seen as a mega-draw—both among her rabid fans, as well as curiosity seekers who might tune in to see how the former Alaska governor presents herself.
“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” will center on interesting characters, traditions and attractions in the 49th state—with the ex-VP candidate as a guide. Burnett and Palin pitched the show to all four major networks—but given the travelogue nature of the series, cable expressed more interest in the project.
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