Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC may not return for a second season, according to an Entertainment Weekly report on Monday.
Palin’s reality show, which featured her romping through the Alaska wilderness and shooting caribou, averaged 3.2 million viewers a week. The first episode of the show got the highest-ever launch ratings on TLC.
On Sunday, the two-hour finale of the program aired and producer Mark Burnett told the publication that he does not have plans to return.
Several weeks ago, the former Alaska governor drew ire from PETA and others for shooting a caribou on the show.
Palin responded via her Twitter and Facebook that the hunting episode was not controversial. “Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight's episode. I remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy. :),” she wrote at the time.
Several media outlets said that the decision to leave the show despite having decent ratings could mean that she wants to launch a presidential bid in 2012.