Bristol Palin Dancing onto Bio Channel in New Docu-Series

by | May 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM | RealityTV, TV News

Bristol Palin in May 2011 (Photo: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Bristol Palin in May 2011 (Photo: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Like mother, like daughter: Following in her mother Sarah Palin’s footsteps, Bristol Palin is getting her very own docu-series.

The Bio Channel just committed to producing 10 episodes of the as-yet unnamed series, which will trace Bristol’s move from Alaska to Los Angeles, where she will be seen living with Kyle Massey and his brother, actor Chris Massey. Bristol, 20, and Kyle, 19, were contestants together on Season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” and have become friends, according to a press release from Bio Channel on Monday.

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The “storyline” of the reality show will have Bristol starting work “at a small charity,” Bio said. And, of course, Bristol’s three-year-old son, Tripp – whose father is Bristol’s ex-fiancé, Levi Johnston – has also come along with her to L.A.

Bristol appeared on “DWTS” in fall 2010 and, although she danced like the amateur she was, she nevertheless endeared herself with viewers with her plucky, never-say-die attitude while enduring more than her fair share of attention because of her mother’s (and her own) fame. Bristol and partner Mark Ballas came in third place on the ABC dancing show, while Bristol’s pal Kyle came in second, with partner Lacey Schwimmer. “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey won, with partner Derek Hough.

Of course, it was widely reported a month or so after “DWTS” that Bristol had bought a new home in Arizona. The Bio announcement about her new show does not mention whether she ever settled there or not.

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Bristol’s mom starred in a docu-series of her own last fall on TLC – “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” – in which Bristol also appeared. There was no word whether or not Mom, Dad, Bristol’s siblings or, for that matter, Levi, would turn up on Bristol’s Bio series. The show is expected to premiere “late in 2011,” the network said. Bio – which is part of the same company that owns A&E, History Channel and Lifetime – is known mainly for its biographical programming.

This Bristol Palin show might be the most high-profile series this channel has ever launched and has the potential to be the most attention-getting series Bio has ever attempted.

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