Bristol Palin gets a reality show on Bio, which calls her our “most famous single mother”

Bio, the network that calls itself The Biography Channel, is taking its first step into narrative, docudrama reality TV, as it has ordered a show following Bristol Palin and her Dancing with the Stars co-star Kyle Massey.

The 10 half-hour episodes of the unnamed series will “follows Bristol Palin’s move from Alaska to Los Angeles with her son, Tripp, to work at a small charity in need while living with her good friends Chris and Kyle Massey,” according to the network.

Bio calls Bristol “the most famous single mother in America,” apparently because they haven’t watched Teen Mom. It says “she is allowing cameras exclusive access into her personal life for the first time.”

Bio currently airs more documentary-style series, including Celebrity Ghost Stories and I Survived…, which features people talking about real-life events over video of recreations.

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