By Lynette Rice
Updated April 01, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Another game changer?

Sarah Palin will co-host NBC’s Today on Tuesday. The morning show’s website described her visit this way: “She’ll reveal a different side of her than you’ve seen before.”

Today’s decision to bring in Palin comes during the same week Katie Couric will fill in for Robin Roberts as co-host on Good Morning America. ABC has been heavily promoting the appearance of Couric, who is developing a talk show for syndication that will premiere this fall.

Palin’s played the role of on-camera “talent” before: She’s a paid contributor for the Fox News Channel. If it’s a slow news day on Tuesday, perhaps the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate will talk in depth about Julianne Moore’s portrayal of her in HBO’s Game Change, which ranked as the pay net’s most-watched original film in nearly eight years.

Some viewers weren’t buying the news announced on Today’s website: A few thought it was an April Fool’s joke. A headline also teases that a “legend returns,” but that’s for someone on Monday.

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