It's a return to television you're either going to love or roll your eyes over.
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is starring in yet another series — this time as host of an unscripted outdoor adventure show on the Sportsman Channel. Titled "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," the series will cover locations all across the 50 states with a focus on hunting, fishing, boating and rugged adventurism.
"What our show is gonna do is highlight people, places and things that can embrace and inspire that American spirit that we need more of," Palin told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday morning. "It's not going to be some kind of fake, scripted reality show."
Outside of her role on Fox News, the last time Palin was the focus of a television series was during the 2010/2011 one and only season of "Sarah Palin's Alaska." That show was a ratings hit for TLC — breaking records for the premiere (5 million viewers) and averaging an impressive 2.6 million to 3.5 million viewers for the remainder of the seven episodes. Despite reportedly being offered a second season, Palin declined for personal reasons — perhaps related to her political ambitions at the time.
As for her new series, she hopes to do more than just promote the natural beauty of America.
"I want young women to be inspired by the show that we're going to put together," she says. "One of the reasons is because I think this world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture and fewer of them holding their camera in front of a bathroom mirror doing a selfie."
"Amazing America with Sarah Palin" debuts on the Sportsman Channel on April 3.
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