The Sarah Palin Reality Show Could Be Yours For Just $1.5 Million Per Episode
Yes, you read that figure correctly. Sarah Palin is asking $1 million to $1.5 million per episode of the reality show she is shopping with uber-producer Rob Burnett. And a few networks are considering the offer, even though they could get five Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge and Lo Bosworth trios for the same price. (Psychic manager not included). After the jump, see which television networks are considering Sarah Palin's price tag on the real Last Frontier.
After broadcast networks rejected Palin and Burnett's pitch ("Planet Earth meets Alaska meets the Palins,") two weeks ago, the pair closed in on two prospective cable buyers for the show tentatively titled Sarah Palin's Alaska.
Sources say A&E Networks and Discovery Communications want to acquire Palin's project, which focuses on the ex-governor giving a guided tour of her native Alaska -- visiting fishing boats, taking a trip to a gold mine, to cite a couple examples.
A&E Networks hasn't officially put in a bid for the project, but sources indicate that the company is interested in the project for several of its brands -- A&E, History or Lifetime.
Discovery Communications is likewise vying for the project for one or more of its outlets, such as TLC. Some sources say the flagship Discovery Channel is no longer in play, while others say otherwise.
It sounds like one of your grandparents' favorite channels will definitely walk away with the series, so on second thought, maybe those Sarah Palin's Alaska jeggings and oversize sweatshirts wouldn't make the best promotional materials.