“Survivor” mastermind Mark Burnett told The New York Post this week there were never any plans for a “Todd Palin: Snowmobile Racer” series that would have charged some lucky cable channel $1 million per episode.
“That is totally inaccurate,” Burnett told the Post. “In fact, the idea around snowmobiling was to be part of an episode in ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ — not a series.”
Burnett’s company is said to have charged TLC $1 million per episode for the first season of the low-rated Palin series, but the channel seems less excited about a second season.
“I think it is safe to say her time has passed,” a TLC source told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month.
Even Fox News is rumored to be ready to decline a contract renewal for Palin. That channel's chief, Roger Ailes, reportedly regards Palin as an idiot and grew super-pissed when Fox didn't get the exclusive when Palin announced she would not run for president next year.
The good news is the lamestream media is still bringing “Game Change,” an HBO movie that examines John McCain’s disastrous decision to name Palin his 2008 running mate. HBO just released a new promo: