A year in limbo, Bristol Palin's reality TV show gets an air date

Over a year after first being announced, Bristol Palin's BIO channel reality TV series has been dated.

Bristol Palin is the eldest daughter of former Vice-Presidential candidate and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Last year, in early May, her reality TV show was announced, but it has been languishing fairly quietly since then. The air date is finally set: June 19.

Since its first announcement, the premise of the show changed once, and now it's changed again, bringing the tally of ideas for the show to three, to date. Lifetime has announced that it will telecast two episodes of “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” every Tuesday night. The network's blurb on the show said it will follow Palin’s life as a single mom “living under intense media scrutiny that comes from her lineage as the daughter of former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.”

At the time it was announced, BIO said it had ordered 10 half-hour episodes of the then-unnamed reality series. It was set to follow Bristol Palin and her son Tripp as they moved to Los Angeles where Palin would work for a small charity there. She was, it would said, move in with “her good friends Chris and Kyle Massey.” It was first to air on BIO, then shifted A&E and then to the Lifetime network. All three networks fall under A&E Television Networks (AETN).

Bristol Palin and Kyle Massey, the network explained, became BFFs while competing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Any idea that the pair had become an item were soundly rebuffed.

Later though, reports surfaced that Kyle Massey, whose credits include Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven” and “Cory in the House,” was no happy with the she. Later BIO said it had “decided not to move forward” with the show. However, in February, Lifetime announced it had decided to move forward with its own Bristol Palin reality series.

That series didn't center on Los Angeles at all. Instead, it was said, the show would focus on Bristol Palin's life in Alaska, “forging her own way in the world, living under the constant spotlight as a member of one of America’s most high-profile families” while being a young, single mother (there is a recurring theme here).

With the new announcement, however, Bristol again moving to Los Angeles, and then back to Alaska, and with her younger sister Willow in tow, to boot. The show blurb is that these events unfold “as she deals with parenting and disciplining her toddler without Tripp’s father" (in other words, as a young single mother, but without saying it that way. Consistency, no doubt).

This time, we expect there to be no further changes, since the air date has been announced and filming should have been begun, if not completed.

Interest in a Bristol Palin reality series begin rising after her stint on "Dancing with the Stars," on which she finished third, behind Kyle Massey and winner Jennifer Grey. She was, in fact, fairly reviled by the judges, but was keep afloat by viewer voting, which had to encourage television producers in terms of a reality show.

Image Source Wikimedia Commons
Source

Comments

Submitted by chris16 (not verified) on
Is Bristol attending college? It would be beneficial to show a young single mother attending college and the struggle of childcare and the cost of college and health care. Most parents want their children to have a better life than their own. Sarah Palin has a college degree are any of her children going to obtain a degree? The so-called stars of TV reality shows do not have a successful track record in real life.

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on
Your points are well taken, Chris16. Unfortunately, the Palins are only interested in.money and fame. Education is not valued. Sarah eloped because she was pregnant. She did not distinguish herself in the mediocre schools she attended (5 different colleges.) Instead, she exploited her religious affiliations to attend power and money in Alaska. And Sarah admitted they used go to Canada to take advantage of Canadian socialist health system. The Palins bring new meaning to the word opportunists.

Submitted by Jo'Ann Boyd Harrell (not verified) on
I just don't c y every1 thinks of human being as celebrities cause we're all human & no man/woman r above each other. That's y the quote on quote "CELEBRITIES" feel like they have 2 hide theirselves, r better than the next, b bitter towards others, their life in general is different. We as people nd 2 back off from judging them, harrassing them, etc. Let people b just that PEOPLE! They bleed like we do, wash their ass like we do, eat like we do, shop like we do, they Even Die like we do. Stop putting them above who they r.

Submitted by Jo'Ann Boyd Harrell (not verified) on
I just don't c y every1 thinks of human being as celebrities cause we're all human & no man/woman r above each other. That's y the quote on quote "CELEBRITIES" feel like they have 2 hide theirselves, r better than the next, b bitter towards others, their life in general is different. We as people nd 2 back off from judging them, harrassing them, etc. Let people b just that PEOPLE! They bleed like we do, wash their ass like we do, eat like we do, shop like we do, they Even Die like we do. Stop putting them above who they r.

Submitted by Jo'Ann Boyd Harrell (not verified) on
I just don't c y every1 thinks of human being as celebrities cause we're all human & no man/woman r above each other. That's y the quote on quote "CELEBRITIES" feel like they have 2 hide theirselves, r better than the next, b bitter towards others, their life in general is different. We as people nd 2 back off from judging them, harrassing them, etc. Let people b just that PEOPLE! They bleed like we do, wash their ass like we do, eat like we do, shop like we do, they Even Die like we do. Stop putting them above who they r.

Add new comment