'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Rumored to Get Second Season on TLC
The BBC's Katty Kay might think Sarah Palin's reality show is a flop, but The Learning Channel is rumored to be talking to the former governor to get her to do a second season.
The gossip website Popeater reported Tuesday:
"3.066 million people turned in last week to see her episode with Kate Gosselin," a TLC insider tells me. "That is more people than are watching Bravo's 'Housewives' series or most other cable shows. For sure the network is doing everything it possibly can to convince Sarah to do another season, but at the end of the day it looks like it will all come down to money."
Just to remind readers, this is what Katty Kay said on this past weekend's "The Chris Matthews Show":
Well, one indication is that the ratings between her first show in Alaska and her second show fell by 50 percent, which suggests that she's not winning many converts. There are a lot of people who love her but trying to get those people who don't to stay with her is not going to be easy.
Nice call, Katty.
As for Palin, who Popeater believes is currently making more than $250,000 per episode, "when the show debuted to over 4.96 million viewers, insiders tell me she started talking about a new deal right away."
Popeater believes Palin could be looking at a significant raise to as much as $1 million an episode.
As Hot Air's Allahpundit noted Tuesday, "[A] documentary series following her around on the [campaign] trail would be fantastic TV and, a la 'Going Rogue,' would be a blockbuster thanks to interest from political junkies."