Sarah Palin is Officially a Reality TV Star

Negotiations had been in the works for some time, but Sarah Palin has finally inked a deal with the Discovery Channel to host “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” — a nature-themed documentary series.

THR’s “the live feed” has the story:

Eight episodes of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” have been ordered from producer Mark Burnett, with a price tag of just under $1 million per episode.

“Our family enjoys Discovery’s networks,” Palin said. “I look forward to working with Mark to bring the wonder and majesty of Alaska to all Americans.”

As first reported in THR, Discovery Communications edged out rival A&E Networks for the show, with the remaining question being which of its suite of channels would air the program. Discovery Channel is considered the flagship brand, and certainly a home for travelogues, though the company felt Palin’s appeal was better suited toward mom-friendly TLC. The network is best known for “Jon & Kate Plus Eight,” and also airs “Cake Boss,” “Little People, Big World” and “American Chopper.”

Palin’s original asking price per episode was supposedly in the $1.2 million range.

Previously on FBLA:

  • Sarah Palin Close to Wildly Lucrative TV Deal

  • Sarah Palin Shopping Alaska-Themed Reality TV Show