Just when you think the media love affair with the Palin family has finally come to a merciful end, along comes this news to drag us all back in again.
Lifetime, for some reason or another, has greenlit a 10-episode reality series called "Life's a Tripp" focused on Bristol Palin, her son Tripp, and their lives in Alaska.
“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," said Rob Sharenow. "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."
OK, but do we really need another Palin-themed reality television show? "Sarah Palin's Alaska," despite being hacked apart by critics, was something of a ratings darling for TLC. The former Alaska governor, vice presidential candidate and conservative pundit walked away from offers for a second season to focus on other ambitions — and rumors persist that she might return. But as one network insider told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think it’s safe to say her time has passed.”