Bristol Palin heading to Bio

The dancing daughter of the former governor of Alaska will be the subject of a 10-episode docu-series on A+E Networks' Bio Channel.
May 10, 2011

The ‘Palination’ of the airwaves continues with the announcement that Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin and a recent competitor on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, will be the subject of a 10-episode docu-series on the Bio Channel.

The as-yet-untitled series will reunite Palin with her fellow Dancing contestant, actor Kyle Massey, as she moves with her son Tripp from Alaska to Los Angeles to live with Kyle and brother Christopher. The series will follow Palin as she works for a charity, also unnamed at this point.

“Bristol is the kind of personality Bio is drawn to,” said David McKillop, executive vice president, programming for A&E Network and Bio Channel. “Her personal life has been playing out in the media for several years but this will be the first time she’s opening up her real life, with her son and her friends, the Massey brothers.”

The Palin project, slated to air in late 2011, is produced by Associated Television International. David McKenzie and Jim Romanovich serve as exec producers for Associated Television International, while David McKillop, Tom Moody and Andy Berg are EPs for Bio.

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