'Sarah Palin's Alaska' funnier than Tina Fey's 'SNL' skits?
Remember Sarah Palin's infamous turkey pardon gaffe? Well, that should give you an idea of what a gosh darn gut-buster her new TV series about Alaska is gonna be.
Word is the reaction from ad buyers to Sarah Palin's new Discovery series about the great state of Alaska is not so good ... it's great! If the show were a comedy. Which it's not.
According to Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) on HuffPo, who had a mole at the Discovery Channel recent sales conference for ad buyers , the gut-splitting response to Sarah Palin's Alaska was not what the network expected.
Their source says "the whole thing [was] comical." This Discovery insider said, "When the promo was over, people (employees and buyers) were rolling their eyes, snickering, and even laughing. People were laughing and it's not even a comedy. No one took it seriously."
Maybe they all thought it was a Tina Fey "Saturday Night Live" skit.
Given the lack of interest (but wealth of laughter) from ad buyers, Discovery may have to dump the show to "a crappy time slot" to cut its losses. The final word: Folks found it a new low for Discovery. Bets are that the show will tank.
Sarah won't give an endangered wolf's behind. She's still gonna make $2 million for this potentially disastrous series.
As Uygur points out, the idea of having Palin host a show about Alaska's beauty when she drilled the bejesus out of the state is like "letting Jeffrey Dahmer host a cooking show for the Food Network."
Now that show we would actually watch.
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