Sarah Palin's Alaska series to appear on cable TV

Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010

NEW YORK - Sarah Palin's travelogue series about Alaska has landed at the TLC cable network, and filming is set to begin this summer.

Network owner Discovery Communications announced Thursday that it had acquired rights to the eight-part series, produced by "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett. The deal lands "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on the network that also airs "Jon & Kate Plus 8," ''Cake Boss" and "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant."

The series tells stories of some of Alaska's unique features as seen through the eyes of its former governor, who was the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee last year.

Burnett and Palin had been pitching the series to various networks in recent weeks and had been asking for $1.2 million an episode, considered expensive in the world of nonfiction television. Discovery got the series for about $1 million an episode, according to two television executives familiar with the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity because their networks don't discuss such details publicly.

No air date has been set for the series.

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