Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Bristol Palin's now dancing with Lifetime

Just when we thought television had blessedly forgotten all about "Dancing with the Stars" veteran Bristol Palin and the dubious-sounding "reality" show the Bio channel had threatened to air about her last year, Lifetime's stepped in.

Bristol Palin's now dancing with Lifetime

Just when we thought television had blessedly forgotten all about “Dancing with the Stars” veteran Bristol Palin and the dubious-sounding “reality” show the Bio channel had threatened to air about her last year, Lifetime’s stepped in.

Or maybe just in it.

The women-oriented network’s ordered 10 half-hour episodes of “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp,” “an all-new docuseries that 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.”

No firm air date for this one, either, but the description bears little resemblance to that for her apparently scrapped Bio project, described last May as following “Palin's move from Alaska to Los Angeles with her son, Tripp, to work at a small charity in need while living with her good friends [actors] Chris and Kyle Massey.”
Bio had described the daughter of former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as “the most famous single mother in America.”


Lifetime merely says she’s “one of the country’s most high-profile teen mothers.”


Now there’s a job description for you.

Alaska, second perhaps to only New Jersey in the number of docu-series it now hosts, now appears to be Palin’s locale, at least for TV purposes.

“With never-before-granted access to Bristol's real-life experiences growing into womanhood, ‘Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp’ will reveal how she adjusts to her life in Alaska, where daily she faces the many pressures of raising her toddler son Tripp alone and maintains the close relationship she holds with her parents and siblings,” promises Lifetime.

“Steadfastly moving forward both personally and professionally, Bristol will be confronted by the many difficult life decisions people must make regarding parenthood, family, relationships and career — giving viewers a unique look at how these true-to-life challenges test her resolve as she single-handedly writes the next chapter in her and Tripp's young life.”

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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