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Tuesday
Dec132011

Another Sarah Palin Reality Show? Maybe Not

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(NEW YORK) -- 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 ABC News’ request for comment, while 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.

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Wednesday
Apr062011

Glenn Beck Ending Fox News Channel Show

Michael Caulfield/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Glenn Beck will end his daily show on Fox News Channel by the end of the year, according to a statement released by Fox News and Beck's production company.

The exact end date for Glenn Beck, the third highest rated program on cable news, was not released. Fox News and Beck's production company, Mercury Radio Arts, said that they will continue to collaborate on television projects.

"Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards," said Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News.

Beck's contract is set to expire in December, the New York Times reported.

"I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and Fox News...I look forward to starting this new phase of our partnership," Beck, 47, said in the statement.

Beck's popular show, launched in January 2009, has become a rallying ground for conservative Republicans and drawn the ire of liberals.

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