New Berlin, WI (July 7, 2014) – Sportsman Channel has renewed its original series Amazing America with Sarah Palin for a second season. Produced by Pilgrim Studios for Sportsman Channel, the popular show will return to air in early 2015. The announcement was made today by Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel.
The first season of Amazing America with Sarah Palin featured 12 episodes and included an anthology of stories that explored some of the most original, unique – and often inspiring – people, places and pastimes connected to America’s outdoor lifestyle.
Palin, the original “Mama Grizzly” and “First Lady of the Outdoors,” took viewers across the United States into what Sportsman Channel calls “Red, Wild and Blue America.” The show helped propel the network to triple-digit year-over-year growth in households and key male demographics.
“We’re really excited about the second season of Amazing America,” said Palin, host of Amazing America with Sarah Palin. “We’re working on stories about people that go above and beyond to help others, really inspirational stuff that will encourage the entire nation.”
“The return of Amazing America is great news for the network,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. “Sportsman Channel has experienced tremendous growth this year and Sarah Palin’s involvement has proved to be an exciting boon for our network and programming initiatives.”
The second season of Amazing America will include 12 episodes featuring exciting stories about inspiring American outdoor enthusiasts, craftsmen, as well as other notable Americans who go out of their way to help others. The second season will launch in the first quarter of 2015. Craig Piligian, Jake Shelton and Brett Boydstun are executive producers for Pilgrim Studios.
Palin has been a dynamic figure in the media since her run in 2008 as Senator John McCain’s vice presidential running mate. She is a three-time New York Times best-selling author (Going Rogue, America By Heart and Good Tidings and Great Joy), generated almost 100 million Google hits and has nearly five million organic and engaged social media followers. Time Magazine also has named her as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” (2009, 2010). Governor Palin has been married to four-time Iron Dog champion Todd Palin for 25 years. They reside in Wasilla, Alaska, and have five children and two grandchildren.
Sportsman Channel is a part of the nation’s largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoor enthusiasts. Sportsman Channel is dedicated to provide the most entertaining and informative hunting, shooting and fishing multimedia content while also promoting conservation and the tradition of the sportsman lifestyle.
About Sportsman Channel
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. The leader in outdoor television, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that embraces outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and reveals it through unique, surprising and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com; Facebook, (facebook.com/sportsmanchannel); Twitter (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl and twitter.com/SportsmanPR) and YouTube (youtube.com/TheSportsmanChannel).
About Pilgrim Studios
Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted programming for television, including hit series Fast N’ Loud, Street Outlaws and #BikerLive for Discovery; Ghost Hunters and the upcoming The Wil Wheaton Project for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickering for History; Orange County Choppers and Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN, as well as the eight-part documentary Lindsay; David Tutera: Unveiled for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and its recently announced spin-off, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, for National Geographic Channel; and Bring It! for Lifetime. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim’s original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy; Abducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers. Among Pilgrim’s current scripted projects is the pilot Recovery Road for ABC Family, starring Samantha Logan.
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