This is the true story… of a lady… picked to gallivant across the national stage… to give a lot of incoherent speeches and have her life taped… to find out what happens when people stop making sense… and start getting real… Real America, where also the Sarah Palin television show now too will be…
Discovery Communications is expected to announce that it has won the Sarah Palin tourney. The cabler had been a front-runner to land the untitled Alaska-themed series, to be produced by Mark Burnett Prods., along with A&E.
Show is believed to have fetched more than $1 million an episode — a hefty pricetag for a freshman unscripted cable skein.
"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.
At Discovery, it's still unclear whether the Palin show will pop up on multiple networks — including Oprah Winfrey's OWN. Winfrey, of course, recently conducted a much-talked-about chat with Palin on her daytime gabber.
I know the Variety-ese can be confusing, so here's a rough translation: Sarah Palin is just your average workin' mom bein' a patriot and feedin' the kids there in regular-folks land, except for a million dollars and the guy who produced Survivor. Which, actually, starving on a desert island was probably easier to survive than watching Sarah Palin's show will be.
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