Sarah Palin's Alaska

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Palins Can't Sell New Reality Show

Todd-centered snowmobile series leaving networks cold

(Newser) - Has America had enough of the Palins? Sarah Palin and producer Mark Burnett have been trying to sell a follow-up series to TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska focusing on Todd Palin's career as a snowmobile racer—but networks aren't buying, according to the Hollywood Reporter . TLC owner... More »

Sarah Palin's Hair Salon Gets Reality TV Show

'Big Hair Alaska' premieres this fall on TLC

(Newser) - If you loved TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska, you're in luck. The channel is getting up close and personal with another side of Palin—her girly one. The Alaska hair salon where Palin gets her up-do style will be the subject of a reality show on the network... More »

Sarah Palin: 'Refudiate' Was Just Sloppy Typing

Former governor attempts to explain famous gaffe

(Newser) - Sarah Palin used her TLC soapbox last night to repudiate, er, refute, er, whatever, that whole refudiate ruckus, explaining that it was a mere typo. "I pressed an F instead of a P and people freaked out," Palin said. "Make lemonade out of lemons." Critics, however,... More »

Hunters: Sarah Palin a Danger to More Than Moose

Alaskan looks like amateur on caribou hunt, they say

(Newser) - Experienced hunters say Sarah Palin didn't just take down a caribou on Sunday's episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska: She shot her reputation as a real hunter full of holes. Bloggers have complained about a series of bungles that suggest Palin has little actual experience hunting or handling a rifle, notes... More »

Sarah Palin's Alaska Ratings Plummet

And demographic skews older

(Newser) - It seems mostly old people are watching Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Ratings for the show’s second installment fell 40%, CBS News reports. While the premiere set a record for TLC with 5 million viewers, only 3 million came back for more. Of those, only 885,000 were in the... More »

Fox Pundits Slam Palin During Ad Break

Commentators applaud nasty reviews of reality show

(Newser) - Fox News commentators were caught ridiculing their colleague’s reality show during a commercial break—during which their mics were still on. Politics Daily reports that ex-Washington Times editor Liz Trotta gleefully recounted a New York Times review of Sarah Palin’s Alaska which likened it to “The Sound ... More »

Palins Got Too Close to Protected Bears: Conservationist

Just a day after reality show debuts, the drama arrives

(Newser) - A leading Alaska conservationist calls Sarah Palin's Alaska "a travesty"—and not because it's, well, a reality show starring Sarah Palin. He claims the former guv got too close to protected brown bears in last night's premiere, and says she was "clearly irresponsible." A clip from... More »

Best Moments From Sarah Palin's Alaska

She rock climbs! She builds fences! She encounters mama bears!

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's Alaska debuted last night, complete with the inevitable references to mama grizzlies and the fence she built to block her pesky journalist neighbor. Some of the best, funniest, and/or cringe-inducing moments, depending on your POV:
  • The mama bear: Palin, of course, made sure to dole out some wisdom
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Sarah Palin's Alaska: Good Branding, Bad TV

At least haters can fantasize she'll get eaten by a bear

(Newser) - Sarah Palin seems to be out for a fresh start with her new reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska. “In this well-staged reboot, the less you know about her—or, in some cases, shuddered to think about her—then the better the show gets, writes Hank Stuever of the... More »

'Worst Governor Ever' Palin 'Honored' to Be a 'Celebrity'

Confrontation with ex-constituent caught on tape

(Newser) - While filming her reality show in Alaska over the weekend, Sarah Palin was caught on camera having an all-too-real discussion with a disgruntled former constituent. While fishing, Palin spotted a sign reading “Worst Governor Ever,” according to longtime Palin nemesis Shannyn Moore of the Huffington Post , and approached... More »

Sarah Palin Reality Show Premieres Nov. 14

One 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' guest star: Kate Gosselin

(Newser) - The fall TV season really starts on Sunday, Nov., 14, when the first episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska airs. "It takes a special individual to thrive in Alaska," says the head of TLC, the network best know for inflicting the Gosselin family on America. Not coincidentally, Kate Gosselin... More »

A&E Wants Palin's Show; She Wants $1M an Episode

Sarah Palin's Alaska could become a reality

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's reality TV show is inching closer to reality. Both A&E and Discovery are interested in Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the series she’s working on with executive producer Mark Burnett. The show would follow Palin as she gives viewers a tour of Alaska locales (a gold mine!... More »

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