Sarah Palin's Alaska: Renewed For Season 2?

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Is TLC already hankering for a second dose of Sarah Palin's Alaska?

For the network, strong ratings - supplemented by the buzz created by Sarah's show-related squabbles with Michelle Obama and PETA - make the case.

"3.066 million people turned in last week to see her episode with Kate Gosselin," a TLC insider says. "That's more than are watching Bravo's Housewives."

GOING FOR THE KILL: Palin's strikin' while the iron's hot.

"The network is doing everything it possibly can to convince Sarah to do another season, but at the end of the day it will all come down to the money."

Sarah, who is reportedly making more than $250,000 per episode for the eight-week series, started talking new deal immediately after the premiere.

"Sarah knows to strike when the iron is hot and started talking about season two right after the show debuted to huge numbers," a friend of Sarah said.

"She knows celebs get millions per episode and thinks she's worth it. Jennifer Aniston made millions from Friends. In Sarah's eyes, she's no different."

Maybe she and Kate Gosselin have more in common than they think. They may come from different worlds, but self-love unites them for all eternity.

Friends drew more than three million viewers, but Palin may not be too far off in seeking a raise. Think about how much caribou meat that can buy ...


Sarah Palin Biography

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Sarah Palin is the former Governor of Alaska, and was the 2008 Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States, running on... More »
Sandpoint, Idaho
Full Name
Sarah Louise Heath Palin

Sarah Palin Quotes

What I've had to do, though, is in the middle of the night, put down the Blackberries and pick up the breast pump. Do a couple of things different and still get it all done.

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I am thankful to be married to a man who loves being a dad as much as I love being a mom so he is my strength. And practically speaking, we have a great network of help with lots of grandparents and aunties and uncles all around us. We have a lot of help.

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