Bristol Palin scores reality series on BIO Channel

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“Dancing With the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin has just landed her own reality television series, reports Deadline.

The 20-year-old single mother, who is a daughter of former Alaska gov. Sarah Palin, was heavily courted for her own show following her highly rated stint on ABC’s popular program. According to Deadline, Palin will tape a docu-series for BIO Channel, which has ordered 10, 30-minute episodes of the as-yet untitled series.

The show, which is slated to debut later this year, will follow Palin’s relocation from Alaska to Los Angeles with her toddler, Tripp, to work at a small charity while living with her close buddies, Chris and Kyle Massey.

“Bristol is the kind of personality BIO is drawn to,” announced David McKillop, executive vice president of programming at A&E Network and BIO Channel. “Her personal life has been playing out in the media for several years but this will be the first time she’s opening up her real life, with her son and her friends the Massey brothers.”

Since her mother’s vice presidential campaign in 2008, young Palin has been a hot topic in the media. Her teen pregnancy garnered national attention during the election cycle, and most recently, Palin’s noticeably thinner face has caused some to wonder if she’d undergone plastic surgery. An ambassador for abstinence and Candies Foundation spokesperson, Palin will release a memoir this summer called “Not Afraid of Life.”