Here's the official invitation to step into Sarah's backyard. That's the beckoning from the just-released trailer for TLC's new series, "Sarah Palin's Alaska."
Boasting "no lobbyists" and "only one agenda" the reality show takes you inside the life of the former Vice Presidential candidate as she hikes, canoes, and sleds her way across the Alaskan tundra.
The 8-episode series is described by TLC as a documentary about the former Governor and her home state. Though only snippets have been released by the network, some are already questioning the decision to promote Palin and her conservative stance on environmental issues (remember "Drill Baby Drill!") on a network owned by Discovery. Discovery has been at the forefront of producing series and documentaries highlighting the negative impact humans can have on the environment.
That matter surfaced earlier this year, and the Wasilla native quickly squashed concerns over a conflict of interest between her gun-toting lifestyle and the focus usually taken by Discovery. "Our family enjoys Discovery's networks, and I look forward to working with Mark to bring the wonder and majesty of Alaska to all Americans," she said earlier this year. Palin is referring to Mark Burnett, the powerhouse producer behind the hit show "Survivor" and also the Executive Producer of her new series.
In an effort to capitalize on the most famous face to come out of TLC reality programming, executives gave Kate Gosselin a taste of the Alaskan wildlife. The star of "Kate Plus 8" took a trip up north last year to film a guest appearance on the new show. (No word on whether her "8" were in tow)
The show Palin sums up as "flippin' fun" will debut on Sunday, November 14 at 8PM on TLC.