Lifetime picks up Bristol Palin docu-series


Bristol PalinLifetime has picked up “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp,” featuring the young, single mother who became a celebrity when her mother ran for Vice President of the United States four years ago. The new docu-series will focus on 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.

With what Lifetime says is “never-before-granted access” to Bristol’s real-life experiences growing into womanhood, the series 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. “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,” the network said.

“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.  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,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks. 

Lifetime has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of the program to air this year.  Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp will be produced by Associated Television International, with David McKenzie, Jim Romanovich and David Martin executive producing with Lifetime’s Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Noah Pollack.  Robyn Schnieders will co-executive produce.

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