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Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp is so unpopular, it can't even beat a RERUN of Dance Moms on Lifetime. So it's been pushed to 11 p.m., according to reports.

Lifetime will now be airing a new Dance Moms episode at 9 p.m. Tuesdays, followed by a repeat at 10 p.m. in Bristol's old slot, then Palin afterward.

The season premiere of Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp aired June 19 to abysmal ratings and worse reception from critics. It may be the worst show ever.

Bristol Palin Book Signing

It eked out a total audience of 726,000 viewers, many of whom probably hated it pretty bad, and a meager 0.2 rating in the key 18-49 demographic.

The show follows the daughter of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as she lives in an L.A. mansion and volunteers for charity.

Bristol Palin also rides a mechanical bull and so forth.

She brings along little Tripp, of course, her son by Levi Johnston, who turned down money to appear on the show because it's too bad for even him.

What's more, Kyle Massey, Bristol's former friend and DWTS co-star, is suing Lifetime claiming he created the idea and was screwed out of the project.

You might not want to claim credit for this debacle, K.

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Bristol Palin's new reality show, Life's a Tripp, premiered last night, and regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it was terrible in every respect.

The problem is not that Bristol is the daughter of Sarah Palin, it's that she comes across as a caricature; a TV personality, but not a real person by any means.

It's also entirely unclear who the project is aimed at. Uninteresting and brazenly clueless about life and the world around her, BP is not an engaging heroine.

Life's a Tripp is basically like The Hills, Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of Orange County combined, without the self-awareness of any of the above.

Let's break it down, THG +/- style, and see how:

Bristol Palin Riding

Bristol announces the concept of her show - moving to L.A. to work for a charity, getting out of her comfort zone, etc. - and sounds 100 rehearsed. Minus 20.

Also, Tripp is three. How is this "life experience" for him? Minus 10. Good thing younger sister Willow came along too. Who needs a job or school, right?

Sarah Palin sighting! The Mama Grizzly references The Beverly Hillbillies. Is that what this is supposed to be a takeoff on? We're still unclear, but Plus 5.

Never mind that Bristol is already famous enough to live in Beverly Hills, and acts entitled, like she belongs there, no matter what she might say. Minus 5.

The ladies announce that they are staying in one of their “parents’ friends’ houses” ... which is a giant mansion. Very real and down-to-Earth, girls. Minus 5.

“People are a lot more into their image here than in Alaska.” - Bristol Palin, on a show named after and detailing the struggles of Bristol Palin. Minus 430.

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"Bristol Palin is the daughter of Sarah Palin. She got pregnant by accident just as her mom was added to the 2008 Republican ticket, at which point she pretended to be engaged to Levi Johnston, then attempted to cash in on her 15 minutes."

Lifetime's press release for Bristol Palin's new reality show COULD say that, and it wouldn't be incorrect, but alas, their bio is a bit different.

Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp (get it?!) premieres on June 19 with two (!) episodes. Here's Lifetime's explanation of why you should watch it:

A Bristol Palin Pic

"Viewers will get the chance to experience the life of one of America’s most famous young mothers, Bristol Palin, in the new docuseries ... showcasing Bristol’s journey growing into womanhood with her young son, Tripp."

"With never-before-granted access to Bristol’s real-life experiences, the 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 V.P. candidate Sarah Palin."

"The series follows Bristol’s move from Wasilla to Los Angeles with Tripp and her sister Willow, and back to Alaska as she deals with parenting and disciplining her toddler without Tripp’s father."

"Giving viewers a unique look at the difficult decisions she makes for relationships, career and family, Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp will capture how true-to-life challenges test her resolve as she single-handedly writes the next chapter in her and Tripp’s life."

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Lifetime has released the first promo pic for Bristol Palin's upcoming reality series, called "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp." Yes, this is a real story and a real show.

The title is a play on words, natch, because her three-year-old son is named ... Tripp. Is he Tripp Palin or Tripp Johnston? That we don't know honestly.

What's undoubtedly clear? The kid's a dead ringer for his deadbeat dad:

Bristol Palin, Tripp Palin

The show chronicles Bristol and Tripp's journey from Wasilla, Alaska to Los Angeles, Calif., where Bristol accepts a job with a local non-profit organization.

Bristol Palin tells TV Guide of her decision to star on her own reality show:

"I was game for it. I wanted to show how down-to-earth my family and I are. My parents were skeptical at first. But they know I'm responsible."

"I won't be getting drunk on TV. This isn't Jersey Shore. It's a family show."

Okay, there's no way Sarah Palin objected to any publicity for her family. Unless she's just jealous that she's not starring, in which case we'll buy it.

The 14-episode Life's a Tripp premieres June 19 on Lifetime. Spoiler alert: She will not be letting trip watch Glee, as she thinks it makes kids gay.

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For reasons unknown, Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, a half-hour documentary series about Sarah Palin's eldest daughter.

Bristol Palin, for those unfamiliar, is best known for being:

  • The daughter of former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin
  • Knocked up by boyfriend Levi Johnston in 2008

Since giving birth to son Tripp, she’s appeared on DWTS, fought with Levi a lot and published a best-selling book, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.

Whoever ghosted that must've done a bang-up job.

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“From the moment she was thrust into the public eye, Bristol and her son have been the subjects of a huge amount of curiosity and misunderstanding,” said Rob Sharenow, the executive V.P., Programming of Lifetime Networks, in a statement.

The show will “provide an exclusive, rare glimpse into Bristol Palin’s real life as a young, single mother forging her own way in the world while living under the bright, constant spotlight as a member of one of America’s highest-profile families.”

“This show will reveal the real Bristol Palin and her journey as a daughter, a mother and a young woman trying to make her way in this world.”

Life’s a Tripp is scheduled to air sometime this year.

Will you watch a Bristol Palin reality show?

 

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Darn? Bristol Palin's upcoming reality show for the BIO channel is no longer upcoming. It's been scrapped, according to reports, leaving Bristol without a job. Oh well.

No official reason has been given as to why Bio axed the project, but if we had to guess, it could be because WHO WOULD WATCH A BRISTOL PALIN REALITY SHOW?

It's unclear if she's still dating Kyle Massey, but Bristol needs to find something new to do besides hilariously tell teens that they should really remain abstinent.

So what's next for the Sarah Palin spawn? Beauty school. No, really.

Bristol Palin Legs

Sources reveal that Bristol Palin is looking into some beauty programs, as her new life goal is to be a Hollywood hair and makeup guru. A "friend" reveals:

“She plans to find a school near her home in Arizona so she can get away from the Alaska winter. After graduating, she'll look for jobs in the movie industry."

"Bristol’s realizing that her bout of fame and big-money job offers is dwindling since her mother isn’t in the spotlight as much, so she needs a backup plan."

"Right now she has money from Dancing With the Stars to live off of while going to school. Then she’ll try her luck in L.A. again, this time behind the scenes.”

Hard to blame her for that, actually, if it's true. So many people would try to milk their 15 minutes long past relevancy. Good for her for thinking of a Plan B.

We just hope Levi Johnston tries to enroll in the same classes to mess with her.

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Bristol Palin's recent run-in with a heckler was set up by the producers of her reality show ... at least according to her co-star and rumored BF Kyle Massey.

Palin got into it with a guy named Stephen Hanks at a bar on the Sunset Strip Thursday. Hanks insists the torrent of insults hurled at Palin was ALL him.

Massey's not buying that, however.

Bristol Palin Post-Plastic Surgery

Kyle and Bristol Palin are starring in a reality show for the BIO Channel, and he feels it was just a little too convenient that this all happened on camera.

Massey feels the producers of the show were behind it, but that Bristol was legitimately thrown off by Hanks laying into her and her mother Sarah.

Kyle believes Bristol Palin would never have agreed to something like that and that she has been nothing but genuine and honest with Kyle so far.

In addition, Massey is not happy with the direction the show has taken, becoming "sleazy" of late. He says it's nothing like what he signed on for.

The show hasn't commented on the heckling incident. Palin defended her response (asking if Hanks is gay), saying she took the high road in all this.

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Don't get us wrong, there are about 300 TV programs you could say this about. But is anyone seriously gonna watch Bristol Palin's new reality show?

Bristol will be returning to L.A., working at a small charity and living with pal Kyle Massey and his brother Chris. BIO will be doing the broadcasting.

Sounds nice and harmless and all. But who thought that up? More importantly, who's sitting there at home thinking "Oh, I HAVE to check that out!!"

Bristol Palin: New Face

Perhaps the heartland is being overlooked. States responsible for the most Internet searches for Palin include Alaska (obvi!), North Dakota, Idaho and Kansas.

There's also the Kate Gosselin factor. The Bio network has dubbed Bristol Palin "the most famous single mother in America" and a "national media darling."

A few years ago, Kate, her kids and messy personal life earned her a major audience. Perhaps the network is banking on Bristol carrying that mantle now.

"Bristol is the opposite of the perceived lower class demographic that watches 16 and Pregnant," Robert Galinsky of the New York Reailty TV School says.

"Unlike 16 and Pregnant, her audience is informing the mainstream and they understand how to cultivate and showcase a more wholesome lifestyle."

Whatever you say man. Although that point is somewhat valid. No way the peeps on MTV could afford anything resembling Bristol Palin's plastic surgery.

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She's already gotten a new face this year (at least that's what these alleged Bristol Palin plastic surgery pics show). Now she's getting a new show!

Bristol Palin is getting ready to face the cameras again and is moving back to L.A. with her son Tripp to live with Kyle Massey and his brother Chris.

It's all being filmed for a reality show, which will follow the famous young single mom as she works at a small charity, according to David McKillop.

  • Kyle and Chris Massey
  • Bristol Palin Post-Plastic Surgery

"Bristol is the kind of personality BIO is drawn to," says McKillop, Executive V.P. for A&E and the BIO Channel, which will air the show later this year.

"Her life has been playing out in the media for years but this is the first time she's opening up her real life, with her son and friends the Massey brothers."

Bristol, 20, and Kyle, 19, became friends on Dancing With the Stars last winter. Both made it to the finals along with eventual winner Jennifer Grey.

BIO has ordered ten half-hour episodes of as-of-yet untitled series.

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