2016 could very well be the year of peak Sarah Palin. In addition to busily campaigning on behalf of the republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, reports coming out of TMZ claim that the former Alaskan governor could have another television show in the works. But this venture into the entertainment world could prove to be her most lucrative yet.
Though some may only know her as a politician, Palin is, in many ways, also a seasoned television personality. She previously starred in 2010's TLC original Sarah Palin's Alaska, which followed the former vice presidential nominee and her extensive brood as they explored the Alaskan wilderness. Palin and her family were also the subject of Sarah Palin's America (also on TLC) and Amazing America with Sarah Palin on the Sportsman Channel. Palin was also a Fox News contributor from 2010-2015.
However, sources suggest Palin's next foray into television will be starring in a show of an entirely different nature than anything she has done before.The premise? According to the show's producer Larry Lyttle, Sarah Palin will be presiding as the judge in the "the courtroom of common sense."
The report claims that the title "Palin Rules" has recently been trademarked. Though there can only be speculation as to the format of the show at this point in time, it's a safe bet that it will be a Judge Judy type of show, with a uniquely Sarah Palin twist.
Though some may scoff at the former governor's attempts to get back into reality television – the TV judge business, if played right, can stand to be insanely profitable. If Palin Rules is picked up by a network and becomes a success, the former governor could stand to rake in many millions upon millions of dollars. Through her television show, Judge Judy Scheindlin has become one of the most recognizable celebrities in the country, and makes an incredible $40 million a year.
It remains to be seen if Palin Rules will be a victory for the former governor, but if we know Sarah Palin, the end result will be nothing short of supremely entertaining.