Sarah Palin - Sarah Palin Reality Show Axed After One Season?

SARAH PALIN, the 46-year-old Republican politician and former Governor of Alaska, will not be making a second season of her reality show 'Sarah Palin's Alaska', reports the UK's Daily Mail. The series producer MARK BURNETT confirmed this week that there are no plans to make any further episodes.
The reality show, which has courted much controversy in recent months, brought its first season to a close last night (9th January 2011) and earlier indications had suggested that the reason for the cancellation was down to Palin's intent to run for President in 2012. However, new reports suggest that the axing could be attributed to dwindling audience figures. The reality series opened on the TLC network to five million viewers, however, this number soon dropped to 3.2 million by episode two. Throughout the series, viewers tuned in to watch the vice-presidential candidate camping with television personality KATE GOSSELIN and shooting and killing caribou, something that was highly criticised in certain sections of the press.
After West Wing creator AARON SORKIN had accused Palin of hunting wild animal for political gain, the 46-year-old hit back on her Facebook page, saying, "Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight's episode. I remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy".


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Maybe now she can go back to Alaska, and stay there. At least she can see Russia from there. I've got a place to put the crosshairs
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before the show i would have never voted for her for any office now after the show bring on the white house you have my vote
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This was a really bad show ,Im surprised it lasted that long, I was a follower of her until she quit Alaska ,if she could not handle a state ,what do you think she will in a higher position , I am not a follower and will not vote for her
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Sarah Palin noted from the start that this would only be a one-time show with 8-9 episodes highlighting various aspects of Alaska. It was, in fact, the highest rated show in TLC history. However, the entire project was only intended to run from Fall 2010 into Winter 2011. The headline "Sarah Palin Reality Show Axed After One Season" is, purely and simply, dishonest.
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"Lock and Load" Palin does not own Alaska. She's merely half term governor that has encouraged the killing of American politicians that don't agree with her viewpoint. Why would anyone want to watch a program named after her?
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I loved her show. It really made me fall in love with Alaska and Sarah and her extended family. I think AXed is way too strong. She has a lot of fish to fry and this takes a lot of her time. Many more of us should be so interested in our state and family and showing Americans how great our country is to the whole world.
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Can we all say "Hallelujah" if this brain rot of a show doesn't return!!
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I loved the show, I thought it showed how down the earth she is, and I would vote for her for president. I believe that her hunting her own food is a really big step and putting it on the show was really brave of her. Because I'm sure that she new that she was going to get some bad publicity for it but at least she is honest and up front with the public. If she runs for president and I hope she does, at least we would know about her and than some of the others.
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After killing animals and her speeches that ignited hatred and killings I have no respect for her. Love life regardless.
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The fact that she only stated it was a one season show is irrelevant. The show sucked and it doesn't make sense that if it was the highest rated TLC show of all time is BS. The show was rumored to get renewed but thankfully not. The one episode that was the highest rated was the one with whiney Kate Gosselin and that is it. Her reasons for only doing one season was stupid, and now the reason for giving it the axe is smokescreen. In light of yesterday's sad events in Arizona and the references to Palin using crosshairs to make her points, I seriously doubt her run for presidency will be successful. Go back to taking care of your own family and leave the rest of the families of America alone. We don't need her, we don't want her. Hillary would be a better first woman president than this person.
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