Bristol Palin gets her own TV show

Going behind the scenes with Bristol: What a Tripp

Viewers will get a close look at the busy life of Bristol Palin, single mom, former first daughter of Alaska, author, and one-time Dancing with the Stars contestant.

Lifetime announced today a new reality series Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp. The channel promises that over 10 half-hour episodes the show will “provide an exclusive, rare glimpse into Bristol Palin’s real life as a young, single mother forging her own way in the world while living under the constant spotlight as a member of one of America’s most high-profile families.”

Just to clarify, Tripp is the name of the 3-year-old son that Palin, now 21, had out of wedlock with Levi Johnston. She has since become an advocate against teen pregnancy.

“From the first moment she was thrust into the public eye, Bristol and her son have been the subjects of a huge amount of curiosity and misunderstanding,” said Rob Sharenow, executive vice president, Programming of Lifetime Networks. “This show will reveal the real Bristol Palin and her journey as a daughter, a mother and a young woman making her way in the world.”

The announcement comes days before HBO will debut Game Change, an unflattering docudrama of her mother Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential run.


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