Fans of Sarah Palin will be disappointed to hear that her show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” has been cancelled. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough to keep the show on the air.
TLC has cancelled the former Alaskan governor’s reality series, which premiered on Nov. 14 to the network’s best ever launch rating. Since then, however, ratings have dropped, and dropped, and dropped.
The final episode of the show will air tonight on TLC, at 8PM EST. It will be a two-hour series finale, not season finale, according to Entertainment Weekly and MSNBC.
While MSNBC says TLC has decided to “pull the plug” on Sarah Palin’s show, which translates into cancellation, some are saying that Palin only wanted to do one season, while others are saying she decided after the season was over, with 2012 in her mind.
The show averaged 3.2 million viewers per week. There is some speculation that, while unlikely, yesterday’s horrific shooting in Tucson, which nearly claimed the life of Democratic Senator Gabrielle Giffords, may have had something to do with the cancellation.
While still unclear why Jared Lee Loughner went after Giffords, shooting her critically, wounding 17 others and killing six, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, Giffords was on Palin’s “hit list.” During the Nov. campaign, Palin’s PAC placed an ad with a gun sight superimposed over congressional districts, including Giffords’.