Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is one step closer to starring in a reality TV series, according to Variety.

The Palin project is tentatively titled Sarah Palin's Alaska. A&E TV Networks and Discovery Communications are the two front-runners to land a series featuring Palin and produced by Mark Burnett. No decision has been made yet, as the cablers are apparently still finalizing their bids.

The project will center on interesting characters, traditions and attractions in the 49th state -- with the ex-VP candidate as a guide. Burnett and Palin pitched the show to all four major networks -- but given the travelogue nature of the series, it ultimately made more sense for a cable network, insiders said.