Thursday, March 18, 2010

A&E and Discovery bid for Sarah Palin's documentary series

The television project Sarah Palin recently shopped around when she was in Los Angeles has at least two interested takers, according to Variety's Michael Schneider. A&E and Discovery appear to be the front-runners to land the Alaska-themed series for an estimated $1 million per episode:
For A&E, Palin would fit in with the network's strategy of reality shows with larger-than-life, sometimes polarizing celebrities. The network, after all, has a show set in the other non-continental U.S. state, Hawaii, which stars another maverick of sorts -- Dog the Bounty Hunter. But A&E sister History might also make sense, as one of that channel's signature series, "Ice Road Truckers," already takes place in Alaska.

Discovery could also make a logical home, as the channel's hit "Deadliest Catch" is also shot in Palin Country. And Palin also happened to make a brief appearance on Discovery's 2008 doc "Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod" -- shot before she became a household name.

According to insiders, a decision could be made in the next day or two.
Schneider says Gov. Palin's star power is fueling the interest in her project. Read his Variety blog post here

h/t: Denise Martin

- JP

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