DWTS contestant and author Bristol Palin to get own reality show

DWTS contestant and author Bristol Palin to get own reality show. The famous former First Daughter of Alaska's show, "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp," will premiere June 1 on the Lifetime network.

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DWTS contestant and author Bristol Palin is to get her own reality show on Lifetime. In this April 30, 2011 photo, the famous former First Daughter of Alaska arrives for the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington.

Lifetime network has set a premiere date for its new reality series about Bristol Palin's home life in Alaska.

The network says "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" will debut June 19 with two new half-hours airing weekly.

The 14-episode series stars the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and will explore her pressures raising toddler son Tripp as she maintains her close relationship with the larger Palin clan.

The former first daughter of Alaska, Ms. Palin became one of the nation's most prominent single mothers after the 2008 birth of Tripp. In 2010, she competed on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Last June she published a best-selling memoir.

If her recent public comments are any indication, viewers of the reality show can expect a dose of controversy along with her child-rearing tips.

Following President Barack Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage earlier this month, the younger Ms. Palin made mini-headlines of her own, saying children do better with a mother and father. Palin made the comment on the religious website patheos.com.

She quickly drew fire from critics who note she was an unwed mother at age 17.

"Jersey Shore" star Jenni "JWOWW" Farley tweeted, "Bristol should keep her uneducated ignorant mouth shut. If Ur living in the past u wouldn't have a kid w/out marriage (hash)hypocrite. It's 2012!"

Obama said his position evolved after discussions with his wife and daughters. He told ABC News his daughters would never imagine "that somehow their friends' parents would be treated differently."

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