Can The Palins Save Television?

Sarah Palin with daughter Bristol, son Trig and husband Trip (TLC)

Sarah Palin with daughter Bristol, son Trig and husband Trip (TLC)

As polarizing as Sarah Palin and her clan are on the political (and ‘Dancing’) stage, you betcha they’ve got the Midas touch in front of the camera! Sunday’s premiere of ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ raked in over 5 million viewers—the highest ratings in TLC’s history—and let’s not forget that homesick daughter Bristol Palin is still inexplicably twirling around on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ thanks to her oodles of fans (or maybe that of her mama’s…ahem).

Considering how many people seem to be glued to the boob tube whenever a Palin pops up, we had to ponder: What other shows could benefit from the Palin mojo?

Have a little fun with us and check out our list below:

Todd Palin Starring in:
Discovery’s Channel’s ‘Deadliest Catch.’ The dude’s a fisherman after all—why not show him in his most rugged form, man-handling fish in freezing ocean water (sans his lumberjack plaid shirt)? Grrrr…yummmay!

Bristol Palin Starring in:
NBC’s ‘The Apprentice.’ We’d like to see Bristol unleash a whole new side of herself and show The Don that behind her unassuming cherubic face lurks a whippersnapper-Omarosa-in-the-making that only Mama Bear could love!

And hey, if she’s into scripted shows, as her stint on ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager‘ proved, she can always guest star as a teen mom in ‘Parenthood.’

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Trig Palin Starring in:
CW’s ‘Life Unexpected.’ Picture this: Despite being married to Ryan, Cate hooks up with former high school love/co-parent Baze and then gives birth to lil Trig! BAM! Sixteen-year-old Lux gets a brother, Ryan serves Cate divorce papers, and then the estranged family finally becomes a cohesive unit and lives happily ever after! Trig saves the day—Yippieee!

Sarah Palin Starring in:
NBC’s ‘Parks & Recreation.’ The opportunity to see Sarah decked out in a park ranger uniform side-by-side Amy Poehler = Priceless. Forest paint ball competition between the two = Another reason to ‘Re-load’!

Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of D.C.’ Move on out, Salahis! Since Sarah will definitely be might be eyeing a run for Prez in 2012, the Palins could turn out to be your real White House Crashers (well, depending on which team you’re on)!

Are the Palins better fit as a celebrified political family? Would you like to see more of them on TV? Which shows could you see them guest starring in?

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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