Via Dave Weigel, Variety has your Sarah Palin news of the day. She’s coming to basic cable!
A&E and Discovery appear to be the front-runners to land the untitled Alaska-themed series, to be produced by Mark Burnett Prods.
….As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, the Palin project will center on interesting characters, traditions and attractions in the 49th state — with the ex-VP candidate as a guide. Burnett and Palin pitched the show to all four major networks — but given the travelogue nature of the series, it ultimately made more sense for a cable network, insiders said.
…What’s fueling the interest? Even though the show promises to be completely devoid of politics, Palin has a loyal following — and even folks who detest her politics may be curious enough to tune in and see what she’s up to.
Jon Stewart must be licking his chops over this. And anyone who believes Palin’s show will be “completely devoid of politics” is either delusional or lying. What’s the over/under on how many episodes it takes before we have one set smack in the blasted hellscape that is ANWR?