According to a new Entertainment Weekly report, the former Governor of Alaska has no plans to return for a second season of the hit TLC reality show, which averaged over 3.2 million viewers per episode.
EW adds that Sunday night’s two-hour finale will conclude the show. So for what reason is Sarah, who reportedly stood to earn millions from a second season, choosing to walk away from the show?
Well according to TMZ, it all comes down to politics. Doing a second season would pretty much indicate a clear sign that she’s not running for President in 2012. While not doing the show leaves the door wide open for a presidential run.
In fact, sources tell TMZ that TLC “would green light another season of Palin’s show in a second.” Though unlike the EW report, TMZ states Sarah has yet to make a final decision.
Plus Sarah not returning to TLC would likely mean more air time for her fellow network star Kate Gosselin. So the question of the day is…
TELL US: WHO WOULD YOU RATHER WATCH – KATE OR SARAH? DO YOU WANT SARAH’S SHOW TO RETURN FOR ANOTHER SEASON?
Seems to be a lot going on in the life of Kate Gosselin these days.
First comes confirmation from the TLC network that Kate will be appearing on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s upcoming reality show, titled Sarah Palin’s Alaska. This is not surprising as the Kate Plus Eight mom was photographed visiting Alaska two weeks ago with her eight kids in tow.
“The Palins graciously shared their Alaska with the Gosselin family and that camping trip will be part of an upcoming episode,” TLC president and general manager Eileen O’Neill said.
The series, featuring the former Alaska Governor and various members of her family and an array of Alaskans all across the state, will premiere Sunday, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. Kate will be appearing on the premiere episode. It is said that Sarah took Kate and her kids camping during their Alaska visit. No word yet on if Kate was able to see Russia during her time in Alaska.
In other Kate news, E! News broke the story yesterday that Kate will be attending the Emmy Awards on Aug. 29. E! reports Kate will appear at the start of the show in a comedic segment with host Jimmy Fallon as well as “some of today’s biggest and brightest television stars.”