Terrance Heath

Sarah Palin: Unwanted

Filed By Terrance Heath | December 14, 2011 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Politics
Tags: Palin documentary, public opinion, publicity whore, reality show, Sarah Palin

Like I said before, it’s hard to build a successful television show around someone who’s unlikable, and has no discernible talent.

Sarah Palin, Public SpeakerSarah Palin wants to produce a TV show about her husband’s life as a snowmobiler, but so far, networks have been cold to the idea.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Palin and producer Mark Burnett are pitching a show that would turn the camera on Todd Palin’s winning career on the circuit, but the price tag has driven bidders away. Discovery Networks, the company that ran her last show on TLC, paid over $1 million an episode for “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” which ran in 2010.

Now, Discovery is unwilling to pay that price, as is A&E Networks. “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” debuted to massive ratings, with network record audienceof five million, but fell precipitously, including a 40% drop from its first to second episode.

The show certainly drew headlines, with her hunting escapades drawing criticism and her hosting of Kate Gosselin and her children. It was cancelled after its only season.

Now that’s a winning pair -- Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin. How long before their shopping around a reality television show together?

The only thing left out of the piece above is that not only was Palin outpolled by the president this year, but her “Undefeated” documentary was critically panned, played to empty houses, and was such a box office loser that it was rushed to Pay-Per-View and DVD.

Todd Palin, as I’ve said before, isn’t too bad on the eyes, but he’s scarier than he is hot. Besides, you can bet that even if the show was about him, Sarah would probably grab as much camera time as she possibly could anyway.


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