Bristol Palin Lands BIO Reality Show
Bristol Palin is headed back to the small screen.
BIO has ordered ten half-hour episodes of an untitled show starring Sarah Palin’s 20-year-old daughter as she moves from Alaska to Los Angeles with her son, Tripp, 2, to work at a small charity in need, David McKillop, Executive Vice President of Programming for A&E and the BIO Channel, announced Monday.
She’ll be in the company of some familiar faces: For the show, she will be living with her good friends Chris Massey, 21, and his brother Kyle, 19.
Bristol became pals with Kyle when the two competed on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars last year.
“Bristol is the kind of personality BIO is drawn to,” McKillop said in a statement. “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.“
The project is being produced by Associated Television International for BIO. David McKenzie and Jim Romanovich serve as executive producers for Associated Television International. David McKillop, Tom Moody and Andy Berg serve as the executive producers for BIO.
The show is set to air at the end of this year.
Bristol already has plenty of material to work with.
She recently fueled cosmetic surgery rumors by attending a Candie's Foundation 2011 benefit gala looking thinner and appearing to have an angular jaw line and pronounced chin (she hasn't commented on numerous reports).
Bristol's new show also will be a platform for her to raise awareness about the struggles of being a single mother (the boy’s father is tabloid fodder Levi Johnston, who is currently penning a tell-all on the Palin family).
"Well, Tripp was born into a one-parent home...a single-parent home... and it's difficult for him," she recently told CBS News. "You know, I don't have a college education yet. I don't have a steady job. And it's difficult for all teen moms, no matter what they're background is," she added.
She told Us Magazine her son is doing well. "He's talking and running around," she said. "Right now he's taking skating lessons, so that's something fun that we get to go to. I love everything about him!"