Bristol Palin, son get reality show, 'Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp' (Poll)
Bristol Palin is continuing her career as a reality star with a new Lifetime docu-series that will focus on her life with her 3-year-old son, Tripp.
She and her son will star in "Bristol Palin: Life's A Tripp," which is set to premiere on the Lifetime cable network, whose programming is targeted toward women, later this year. Sarah Palin will also appear in person on the show, a Lifetime spokesperson told OnTheRedcarpet.com.
Bristol Palin was 18 when she gave birth to Tripp out of wedlock. Her teenage pregnancy was seen by many as a controversial issue during her mother's 2008 vice presidential campaign.
Lifetime has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of the series.
"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, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Todd, and siblings," the network said in a statement to OnTheRedCarpet.com.
"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," it said.
Tripp's father is ex-fiance Levi Johnston, who later penned a tell-all book about the Palins. Bristol Palin called him a "gnat" in her own memoir, in which she also revealed that she lost her virginity to him while drunk on wine coolers.
After she gave birth, Bristol Palin became a teenage pregnancy prevention advocate. She has made personal and on-air appearances on behalf of the Candie's Foundation, whose mission statement is "to educate America's youth about the devastating consequences of teen pregnancy through celebrity PSA campaigns and initiatives."
Palin makes between $15,000 and $30,000 for each public appearance and made headlines in January 2011 when students at Washington University protested the high fee.
Palin was paid $262,500 in 2009 to advocate against teen pregnancy and talk about sex abstinence on behalf of the Candie's Foundation.
Sarah Palin and her family starred in a reality series called "Sarah Palin's Alaska," which premiered in 2010 on TLC. The show saw them embarking on hunting trips, playing Eskimo bingo, interacting with bears and also featured a crossover show camping trip from Kate Gosselin and her eight children, who appeared at the time on the cable network's series "Kate Plus 8" (see photos).
Bristol Palin has been trying to score a reality show deal since her run on "Dancing With The Stars." She and partner Mark Ballas placed third on the show. In May 2011, the BIO Channel announced that it is developing a reality show that would see Bristol Palin and her son living with fellow ex-"Dancing With The Stars" contestant Kyle Massey and his brother Christopher. The series never aired.
Bristol Palin bought a $172,000 home in Arizona in 2011 but later moved back to her native Alaska. She rented out the home in the summer of 2011 and later listed for sale the following November for $185,000. In late February of this year, the price was reduced and was taken off the market earlier this week.
(Pictured above: Bristol Palin appears at the Candies Foundation's 'Event To Prevent' on May 5, 2011 in Los Angeles. / Bristol Palin appears with her son Tripp in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on Nov. 19, 2011.)