Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Discovery said to have the edge for Sarah Palin documentary

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According to The Hoillywood Reporter, Sarah Palin is close to finalizing a deal for her doumentary television series about Alaska:
Sources say Discovery Communications has edged out rival A&E Networks in the bidding for the project, titled "Sarah Palin's Alaska." An agreement could be announced in the next few days.

It's still undecided which network in the Discovery suite would air "Alaska," which is being produced by Mark Burnett Productions.

Although travelogues are on brand for the Discovery flagship, having Palin as a centerpiece also makes the show a fit for mom-friendly TLC. Clearly nature docs are still viable for the company -- Discovery's latest effort in genre, the miniseries "Life," just debuted to 11.8 million viewers on Sunday night.
It is rumored that the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate is asking for $1.2 million per episode. THR says the series will be in high-definition format and will be shot in a style similar to "Life" and "Planet Earth." Sarah Palin will appear as a guide to the Alaskan outdoors and narrator for each episode.

There's been no official confirmation of any of the above yet from Discovery Communications or the Palin inner circle.

- JP

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