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Sarah Palin Fails To Find Buyer For Latest TV Show
Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 13, 2011 | Nick Allen

Posted on 12/13/2011 6:02:00 PM PST by Steelfish

Sarah Palin Fails To Find Buyer For Latest TV Show Sarah Palin has so far failed to find a buyer for her latest television show idea in a further sign that her star is on the wane.

In the last few years Sarah Palin has made millions of dollars from two books and numerous public appearances By Nick Allen 13 Dec 2011

The former Republican vice presidential candidate's new proposed foray into reality TV would focus on her husband Todd's career as a champion snowmobile racer. It would be a follow up to "Sarah Palin's Alaska," an eight-part travelogue which was sold to The Learning Channel (TLC) for more than $1 million an episode and first broadcast in November last year.

That show followed the former Alaska governor and her family around the state, including footage of her shooting a caribou on a hunting trip, going on a deep sea fishing expedition, and visiting a logging camp. It broke ratings records for a first episode on TLC, drawing more than five million viewers. However, it dropped to three million for the second episode and received mixed reviews, with entertainment industry bible Variety commenting "Boring? You betcha".

Discovery Communications, which owns TLC, has not bought the latest idea for a Palin show. Cable and satellite broadcaster A&E Networks, which bid for the previous series, is also reportedly not interested.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: palin; realityshow; realitytv; sarahpalin; snowmobileracing; toddpalin
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1 posted on 12/13/2011 6:02:03 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Nobody can stay on top forever.

Hopefully she was smart enough to save all the dough she was making.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 6:04:25 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, then he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe if the stardom fountain goes dry, she’ll go back into politics. Can’t shake off the notion that Republicans who can stay in the private sector and many of those who can’t... get elected to something.


3 posted on 12/13/2011 6:07:06 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: yup2394871293

she decided not to run so she could do nonsense like this ?


4 posted on 12/13/2011 6:08:26 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Steelfish
The former Republican vice presidential candidate's new proposed foray into reality TV would focus on her husband Todd's career as a champion snowmobile racer.

I think this means she's more popular than Todd.

5 posted on 12/13/2011 6:09:32 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Steelfish

She would do better as a talk show host. It still says she gets 1M/year from Fox.


6 posted on 12/13/2011 6:10:18 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
she decided not to run so she could do nonsense like this ?

It would seem so. Hopefully she goes away for good this time. Frankly, I never got what all the fuss was about.

7 posted on 12/13/2011 6:11:33 PM PST by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: Steelfish

When she decided not to run, she became irrelevant to most of her supporters.

She wanted out, and now she knows that most of us agree.


8 posted on 12/13/2011 6:18:11 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'm backing out!)
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To: Steelfish

I would be interested in the snow-mobile racing part.

Todd is a cool dude.

It’s funny that although it happens all the time, they never report on *anybody* else who gets their program ideas rejected by *two* networks.

I think someone is purposely trying to marginalize Sarah Palin. She takes a couple months off and all of the sudden they are saying that she is fading.

2012 will be a historical election year. Although the Establishment on both sides don’t want outsiders to be part of it, especially when they are talking about cleaning up crony capitalism and their corrupt political system, rest assured that both Sarah Palin and the Tea Party will be the determining factor in the outcome of the races.

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9 posted on 12/13/2011 6:19:26 PM PST by bobk333
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To: Steelfish

It is difficult to believe that there is not a market a reality show of a middle age guy riding a snowmobile.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 6:19:42 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: Steelfish

Another Palin hit-piece. Sorry, but Paling is still an intriguing figure whom political hacks and insiders hate.


11 posted on 12/13/2011 6:20:49 PM PST by sagar
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To: Steelfish

TV channels are all run by leftists these days


12 posted on 12/13/2011 6:21:06 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
she decided not to run so she could do nonsense like this ?

I doubt that Trademark ever intended to run.

13 posted on 12/13/2011 6:21:56 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Steelfish

I fear Sarah is like others that choose to make money off our miserable situation.

I’m through buying books from and watching anything about these people.
Money is to be made off the debacle that IS little Stevie Dunham, but none from me-I have to buy food and ammo.

Take your “reality” shows, books and websites and stuff ‘em.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 6:23:46 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Moonman62

Sarah was pretty and had a political mouth on her that we all liked, but somewhere in the middle of failing to do her homework and pretending a campaign, because it was too much trouble, the Trademark looked easier and told us instantly of her intentions. What she promotes outside of politcs, I for one, would have zero interest in hearing about, certainly not Todd, or how to build a snow mobile, or Alaska, or anything else having to do with how to be a tomboy. She has squeezed about the last turnip for cash.


15 posted on 12/13/2011 6:24:41 PM PST by RitaOK (wRasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: Steelfish
I suppose that if the networks were to turn down a TV show of Callista Gingrich baking cookies, that would be an indication that Newt's star is on the wane.


16 posted on 12/13/2011 6:26:51 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 51 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: Steelfish

“In the last few years Sarah Palin has made millions of dollars from two books and numerous public appearances By Nick Allen ...”

And boy is Nick mad!

(I couldn’t help it!)


17 posted on 12/13/2011 6:27:47 PM PST by mrsmith (Start electing a 'Tea Party' Majority Leader in 2012 now!)
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To: Steelfish
You fools don't understand! This is almost the culmination of her Sun Tzu Strategy of deception before she is elected!

/s

18 posted on 12/13/2011 6:27:57 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: Randy Larsen
Randy Larson wrote:

When she decided not to run, she became irrelevant to most of her supporters.

She wanted out, and now she knows that most of us agree.

Almost all of Sarah Palin's supporters still strongly support her.

I don't think you were ever a supporter. I looked through your history and there is not a single post or sentence in her favor. You look like a pro-Gingrich Establishment type, desperately trying to protect a corrupt politician and a political system.

It is the Gingrich supporters who are currently bashing Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.

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19 posted on 12/13/2011 6:28:09 PM PST by bobk333
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To: Steelfish

I liked Palin’s Alaska.

I guess we can look forward to Herman Cains, “Restauranteur”


20 posted on 12/13/2011 6:28:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
You fools don't understand! This is almost the culmination of her Sun Tzu Strategy of deception before she is elected!

Sun Tzu did make the list some time ago, you know. :)

This is an ongoing list of historical, popular, and Biblical people, as well as fictional characters and animals that Sarah Palin™ has been compared to on FR:


21 posted on 12/13/2011 6:31:44 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: RitaOK
RitaOK wrote:

Sarah was pretty and had a political mouth on her that we all liked, but somewhere in the middle of failing to do her homework and pretending a campaign, because it was too much trouble, the Trademark looked easier and told us instantly of her intentions. What she promotes outside of politcs, I for one, would have zero interest in hearing about, certainly not Todd, or how to build a snow mobile, or Alaska, or anything else having to do with how to be a tomboy. She has squeezed about the last turnip for cash.

Another Palin-bashing Gingrich supporter.

To Tea Party members: Newt is not on our side.

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22 posted on 12/13/2011 6:32:00 PM PST by bobk333
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To: Steelfish

Probably still paying off all those legal bills from when she was Governor of Alaska.


23 posted on 12/13/2011 6:32:08 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: bobk333

She will have nothing do do with it because we are tired of her using us!

If she happens to chose a winner, it will be pure luck only this time because she has proven she really isn’t a leader.

Watch the Tea Party start to marginalize her soon.

You heard that from me first!!!


24 posted on 12/13/2011 6:33:06 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'm backing out!)
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To: bobk333

And you truly are an idiot only because you have no idea about my support?

No, because you don’t know how to work the search button.


25 posted on 12/13/2011 6:40:08 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'm backing out!)
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To: bobk333

Rita was a Perry supporter until............


26 posted on 12/13/2011 6:40:47 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: bobk333

Your take on the UK PDS article is correct. It amazes me to see how many PDSers are still eager to post bile along with those former supporters who felt rejected when Palin made the wise decision to sit this one out (as a presidential candidate).


27 posted on 12/13/2011 6:45:55 PM PST by ngat
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
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28 posted on 12/13/2011 6:46:32 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: EveningStar

“This is an ongoing list of historical, popular, and Biblical people, as well as fictional characters and animals that Sarah Palin™ has been compared to on FR:”

Dreams are always priced higher than reality!

I love it that you’ve kept a list!

ampu


29 posted on 12/13/2011 6:50:06 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: EveningStar

Drat! No Speed Racer Todd!


30 posted on 12/13/2011 6:51:11 PM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: Poison Pill

Finally some common sense


31 posted on 12/13/2011 6:51:52 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Steelfish

After witnessing the media brutalization of her these past three years, culminating in the whole newsmedia accusing her of complicity in mass murder, along with dragging her kids and family into the tabloid mud of lies and smears, she probably made the right choice not to run. Had she, the media would have gone ballistic, and purposefully ginned up enough hatred of her to basically solicit her killing. She never would have made it to the White House alive.


32 posted on 12/13/2011 6:52:01 PM PST by greene66
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To: writer33

??? Non sequitur .... your logic is flawed.


33 posted on 12/13/2011 6:56:40 PM PST by ak267
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To: ak267

My logic is always flawed. :-)


34 posted on 12/13/2011 6:58:06 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: trumandogz
It is difficult to believe that there is not a market a reality show of a middle age guy riding a snowmobile.

And that sums it up. I watch a couple of the Alaska-related shows - Flying Wild Alaska, and Coast Guard Alaska, and they have a lot of variety and a lot of interesting personalities. Coast Guard Alaska gets way more into showing the family lives of these folks - their wives and children and what they do in their off time, but my wife likes that part so I can't complain. The show's producers knows their audience.

A show about one guy doing basically one thing...not so much.
35 posted on 12/13/2011 7:00:47 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Steelfish

I will predict that Sarah Palin will endorse Romney, as will Michelle Bachmann eventually!


36 posted on 12/13/2011 7:00:59 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'm backing out!)
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To: Steelfish

Sarah Palin = Old news. I wish her well, but not interested in anything she says or does. Nice knowing ya’.


37 posted on 12/13/2011 7:02:17 PM PST by vortigern
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To: bobk333

Interesting isn’t it that the same posters who always hated Palin, and would jump on every thread to say how much their grocer and their barber and their next-door-neighbor all LOATHED Palin, and thus she shouldn’t even dare think about running... are the same ones who now jump onto these threads and condemn and belittle her for not running?

I just file them away as being from the innately ‘corrupt’ wing of the GOP establishment.


38 posted on 12/13/2011 7:03:09 PM PST by greene66
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To: EveningStar

This is pretty excellent. Too bad you didn’t keep the links to the posts. That would be some good reading.


39 posted on 12/13/2011 7:03:27 PM PST by aNYCguy
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To: writer33

At that point, the Vulcans raise their eyebrows at the human and quietly segregate to more productive prospects.


40 posted on 12/13/2011 7:03:38 PM PST by ak267
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To: mylife

I guess we can look forward to Herman Cains, “Restauranteur”


Darn you! You made me laugh so hard I woke the baby in my arms!! Was picturing Herman sitting there next to a bottle of Courvoisier a la the SNL skit “the ladies man”!


41 posted on 12/13/2011 7:06:30 PM PST by Yaelle (Excuse the mobile device errors please.)
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To: Steelfish

Looks like she needs to fire up the “Look at me! Look at me!” bus again. A few laps around Iowa might net her a few hundred on PayPal.


42 posted on 12/13/2011 7:07:35 PM PST by Dagnabitt
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To: bobk333
Almost all of Sarah Palin's supporters still strongly support her.

Speak for yourself. There is a country at stake here; Palin, starting at her resignation, began running for President. She teased and led many people on, never disputing or quashing the rumors that she might run. She played it for all it was worth.

I was a 'supporter' and was sucked in like many other 'supporters'.

Go away...have a good life Gov Palin. If I want to listen to 'talking heads', all I have to do is turn the radio on. It's full of many insightful, conservative viewpoints. Don't need someone else to tell me what is wrong, I know what is wrong.

Take care though. Hope someone will pick up your latest show...

43 posted on 12/13/2011 7:08:19 PM PST by Outlaw Woman ( Hello, Hello...Remember me...I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Outlaw Woman

When the hell did you ever support her? You’ve been trashing her in posts all year long.


44 posted on 12/13/2011 7:13:16 PM PST by greene66
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To: EveningStar

My all time fave was the genius who wrote a 10 million word vanity about... “We don’t know what Sarah will do, therefore she’s exactly like Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Campaign, because nobody knew what he was gonna do next, either.” Imagine the unimaginably tiny brain that came up with that one.


46 posted on 12/13/2011 7:16:15 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: EveningStar

Godzilla ??? LOL


47 posted on 12/13/2011 7:18:19 PM PST by sickoflibs (Man we are screwed!)
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To: Yaelle

Don’t forget his stupid Chicken George hat!


48 posted on 12/13/2011 7:18:53 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: greene66

I am tired of you making excuses for the woman.. She either didn’t want it or she didn’t have the courage. Jackie Robinson knew he could have got picked off on his way to Ebbets Field. he got just as much hatred as Palin and he was just a baseball player.


49 posted on 12/13/2011 7:19:44 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: ak267
she decided not to run so she could do nonsense like this?

I was saying maybe it's because she's still paying all those legal bills from that Dem that kept filing complaints when she was Governor. And of course, she has to eat too. :-)

50 posted on 12/13/2011 7:21:55 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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