With never-before-granted access to Bristol’s real-life experiences, the new reality show follows her everyday life as a single mother living under intense media scrutiny that comes from her lineage as the daughter of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
After “Dancing with the Stars” one would have thought that Bristol Palin had fallen off the radar. Not so; Whether you like it or not, she is back. And this time, America’s most famous teen mom has brought her son with her blue-eyed three-year-old named Tripp who is impossible to resist.
In the new Lifetime docu-reality series, “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp,” viewers get a very real look at what her life was like over the past year. Bristol Palin has certainly been busy. Over the course of the 14 half-hour episodes, Bristol moves to Los Angeles, and then returns home to her native Wasilla, Alaska, where she lives on her parents’ compound. Bristol, is seen enjoying outdoorsy things like firing a gun at target practice, getting a new boyfriend, Gino, reacting to the release of baby daddy Levi Johnston’s tell-all book, fighting with her younger sister, Willow, and, most importantly, taking care of Tripp, on her own.
The Bio channel was originally set to air the show about Bristol and her fellow “Dancing with the Stars” contestant, actor Kyle Massey but dropped the series last fall for unknown reasons. Lifetime stepped in and snapped up the series, re-tooling and making Bristol the focus.The network was so happy with the first 10 episodes shot, the series order was bumped up to 14 episodes.
“She’s actually a really compelling character because she has real struggles,” Lutz said. “She truly is a single mom. Her parents don’t really support her financially; she does it on her own.”She really wanted the show all to be real — she gave us no-holds-barred access into her life. We weren’t really allowed to produce it that much; it was like, ‘This is what’s happening in my life, bring your cameras along and let’s document it.”
“Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” debuts June 19 on Lifetime. Watch a Clip: