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'Oh gosh,' Sarah Palin's new TLC show launches its first commercial

October 15, 2010 |  1:38 pm

"Flippin fun," the former GOP vice presidential candidate is heard saying in the trailer for her new show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska."

The hockey mom's TLC reality TV show debuts Nov. 14, and based on what is seen during the 30-second commercial, it looks like audiences will be treated to hiking, kayaking and off-roading with the former Alaskan first family.

"I'd rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office," Palin is heard saying while looking out on across a beautiful snowy vista. And how can you not agree with her? 

"I'd rather be out here being free," she declares as she is seen sledding behind a pack of snow dogs.

The eight-week TLC miniseries is scheduled to begin just in advance of "America by Heart", the follow-up memoir to Palin's bestselling "Going Rogue."

As fascinating as hunting and fishing with the Palins sounds, it won't be the only reality show to come out of Alaska. In August, it was announced that Bristol Palin's baby daddy, Levi Johnston, has begun shooting "Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office," in which the young father attempts to win the seat Sarah Palin once held in Wasila.

Appointment television? You betcha.

-- Tony Pierce