The TV Column: Lisa de Moraes on Levi Johnston and Sarah Palin

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By Lisa de Moraes
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Levi's re-loading!

Levi Johnston, Sarah Palin's grandbaby-daddy and the bane of her existence, is pitching his own docu-series in which he will introduce viewers to Alaska.

The news comes just days after Discovery Networks announced that its TLC network would air "Sarah Palin's Alaska" in which she will introduce us to Alaska.

Yes, TV is about to erupt in warring Palin-clan docu-series. Life could not get better.

"If I could wave my magic wand, I would want it to premiere at the exact same hour, minute and second as Sarah Palin's does," Stuart Krasnow, the executive producer of Levi's series, told The TV Column.

Levi's show, tentatively titled "Levi Johnston's Final Frontier," is " 'Jersey Shore' on ice," Krasnow said.

Bring on the tanning beds and Snooki-pouffs!

Levi and his pals "put jet fuel in their snowmobiles -- they trick them out," the producer said. "They drive Ford pickups. They don't go on the Internet often. That's what we're interested in about him."

Levi, who was foisted upon an unsuspecting public during the 2008 presidential campaign as the fiance of then-pregnant Bristol Palin, was seen around Los Angeles on Monday in an RV that had been gussied up to have "a party-bus kind of feel to it," Krasnow says.

The aspiring reality TV star and his party-mobile were making stops at various cable networks' offices to pitch a series that Krasnow hopes will be around eight episodes -- just like Palin's.

Monday afternoon, the Johnston party wagon was parked outside MTV Networks' offices in Santa Monica.

Krasnow, whose credits include "The Weakest Link," would not confirm what other, non-MTV, networks were being pitched, other than to say they were all networks that target "younger-skewing networks" -- networks that attract "the type [of viewer] that would not watch TLC or Discovery."


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