A&E and Discovery race to land Sarah Palin's Alaska-themed reality show
Two cable networks are bidding on the reality show Sarah Palin is pitching about Alaska.
According to Variety, it's come down to A&E and the Discovery Networks, companies that recently butted heads over the launch of two shows on Discovery's TLC that appeared to knock off A&E's highly rated "Intervention" and "Hoarders."
A&E and Discovery are said to be finalizing their bids and a decision could be made in the next few days. The trade reports that the show, which is being produced by Mark Burnett, could cost the winner about $1 million an episode. Burnett and Palin did pitch the project to the major broadcast networks, but they ultimately all passed.
Entertainment Weekly's initial report on the project described the show as "a travelogue-type documentary in which the former vice presidential candidate gives viewers an intimate look at her home state of Alaska."
-- Denise Martin
Photo: Sarah Palin addresses National Tea Party Convention in Nashville Feb. 6. Credit: Ed Reinke / Associated Press