Critics are calling Bristol Palin's new as-yet-unnamed reality TV show bafflingly contrived--and it hasn't even begun to air. The daughter of former-Alaska-governor-turned-(possible)-presidential-hopeful, Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin got some Hollywood attention while starring on Season Eleven's Dancing With the Stars (and making it to the finale despite consistent low marks by the judges).
The new reality series will focus on Palin as a single mom and pro-abstinence advocate "moving to Los Angeles with her young son Tripp, starting a new job at a charity, and living with DWTS castmate Kyle Massey and his brother Chris," according to a statement from Bio Channel, producers of the new series. The three have become such good friends DWST, Bio's statement said, that, "since Bristol and Tripp have to move to Los Angeles for her new job, she decided to move in with the Massey brothers, who are also about to realize how much their lives are about to change."
"Golly, if only we got a buck every time an announcement for a new reality TV series included the phrase 'about to realize how much their lives are about to change,'" noted Lisa de Moraes in The Washington Post.
I imagine moving from Alaska to LA would be a bit of a culture shock! Of course, those of us who are reality TV fans are a little skeptical about how engaging the show will be.
James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly confirmed our fears, summing up Palin's new show as "sort of like The Hills--if you replace the hook-ups and club hopping with abstinence lectures and social work."
Wait, wasn't that what 16 and Pregnant was supposed to offer?
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