Sarah Palin effectively chose her media career over politics when she announced in October that she would not run for president. But it appears the media may no longer be interested.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Alaska governor and current Fox News contributor is shopping a new reality show. Like her first venture, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” which aired on TLC in 2010, Palin is reportedly collaborating with genre guru Mark Burnett. One major difference: This series will focus on Palin’s husband Todd and his career as a championship snowmobile racer instead of the Mama Grizzly herself.
THR claims both TLC and A&E Networks passed on the project. A representative for TLC declined ABCNews.com’s request for comment, a rep for A&E was unaware of any new pitch from Palin and Burnett. When asked if the network would be interested in a new Palin show, the rep said, “We wouldn’t comment on something like that.”
Part of the problem could be the price per episode. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” sold for more than $1 million an episode, and Burnett and Palin are seeking similar compensation for their new show.
But the reported cold shoulder could also be because of Palin’s receding public profile. She’s laid low since removing herself from 2012 presidential speculation and her frequency of Fox News appearances has declined, reportedly because she chose to announce her 2012 decision on a radio show instead of the network.
Representatives for Palin and Burnett did not respond to ABCNews.com’s requests for comment.