Not only did I have to wake up to a cold and rainy NYC morning, but I also had to learn that Lifetime, network for (mentally unstable) women (who own dance studios), ordered 10 episodes of Bristol Palin’s new reality show, Bristol Palin: Life’s A Trip. Just when we thought the teen mom faded back into Alaskan obscurity she returns with a vengeance.
Rob Surnow, executive VP of Programming says:
“From the first moment she was thrust into the public eye, Bristol and her son have been the subjects of a huge amoung [sic] of curiosity and misunderstnding [sic]…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.”
She wasn’t so much as thrust into the public eye as a willing accomplice in all her media exposure. I don’t think it’s legally required for former Vice Presidential candidate’s daughters to sign up to be a Candies spokeswoman or compete on Dancing With The Stars. But I haven’t read the constitution in a while so I can’t be 100% sure.
Either way are we really all that interested in getting to know the real Bristol Palin? Her journey thus far has consisted of her campaigning for her mother and bouncing around to various reality shows. A reality show following her reality show journey seems a little meta and a lot boring.
So Lifetime, why not nip this is in the bud before it even begins. We don’t turn to your network for humdrum reality shows about has-beens, we turn to it for drama and unrealistic plot lines and C-list celebrities. So please, stick to what you do best: melodramatic movies that star John Stamos as a serial killer and reality shows focused on the inner workings of Pittsburgh dance studio owners who think they’re very important.