TLC Insider: ‘No Discussions’ to Renew Sarah Palin’s Reality Show
Source dismisses media speculation that the future of TLC’s 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' has been decided.
Sarah Palin's Alaska ended its 8-part series run on TLC Sunday night, and the speculation is running wild about whether the former governor will re-up for a new season -- or hold off due to political obligations.
A TLC source tells The Hollywood Reporter that "there have been no discussions at all as of now" for a second season.
"The show just ended Sunday. Beyond that anything is speculation," the source says. "But you never know."
A press release announcing the "eight-week television event" originally made it clear that the show was set for only eight episodes. While a ratings hit -- it averaged 3.2 million viewers per week for the network -- it would seem like discussions for a new series would be the next logical step.
Palin's eventual decision to possibly run for President in 2012 looms large in the discussion. The source referred to recent reports that Palin was in talks and seeking a pay raise for a second season from TLC as "based on nothing."