Lifetime Network has decided to keep away from dramatic shows like MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “16 & Pregnant” by launching its own reality series featuring Bristol Palin and her son, Tripp.
The series, titled “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp,” is set to air this year.
According to TV By the Numbers, the ten half-hour episodes will provide an exclusive look into former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter’s real life as a young, single mother who is constantly under the spotlight as “a member of one of America’s most high-profile families.”
Palin is not a stranger to the cameras, having been a contestant on ABC’s 11th season of “Dancing With the Stars” and making a cameo on an episode ABC Family’s “Secret Life of the American Teenager” as a teen mother trying to help and befriend other young moms.
After her run on “Dancing With the Stars,” Palin moved to Los Angeles, but has recently moved back to her hometown of Alaska because she said the Hollywood life wasn’t for her.
The series will focus on how she adjusts to her life in Alaska and the many pressures she faces raising her son Tripp alone while also trying to maintain a close relationship with her family.
“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,” Rob Sharenow, executive vice president of programming at Lifetime Networks, said in a statement. “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.”