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Bristol Palin's new reality show will debut in June

Katie Medred

Hold onto your hats Palin fans, here’s a breath of stale air. Bristol’s back, but this time she won’t be dancing with the stars — well, the probability is pretty low. Instead, she’ll be exhibiting her semi-private life on national TV yet again.

The newest Palin installment is set to air on June 19 on the always-wholesome Lifetime network. The specialty cable television channel plans to start “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” (bad puns must be hip again) with two half-hour episodes. Some 14 episodes are expected.

The 21-year-old Alaskan will explore the pressures of raising her baby son Tripp, born in 2008, as a single mom. The question is whether the adult child of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be able to create enough content to hold viewers. Bristol seems to think her controversial child-rearing tips will be sufficient.

Bristol Palin has been turning heads for some time, but the most recent eyebrow raise came from her comments about Obama’s same-sex marriage support. Last June, she published a best-selling memoir. Her new venture may prove the notion that those Palins have a special something that often seems to accentuate the public’s cynical side.