Bristol Palin is going to star in her own reality TV series on Lifetime, it has been announced. Bristol Palin, the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, will be the subject of 'Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp' later this year.

Lifetime have announced that the series will be ten episodes long and that it will focus on the pressure that Bristol feels in raising her toddler son, Tripp. The show will also explore the relationships that Bristol has with the whole Palin family. Last summer, another reality series built around her was announced by the Bio Channel, but it never aired. The spotlight has been on her since the former first daughter of Alaska became a single mother in 2008.

In other news, actress MELISSA FARMAN revealed to the New York Post that she sympathises for Palin, who she will be playing in HBO's 'Game Change': 'It makes it hard not to empathize with any player in the political campaign. Bristol was a teenager going through a lot at the time. She had just found out she was pregnant; her older brother was at war; there was a new member of the family, with Down syndrome. And to be thrown into the limelight so abruptly, that would be tough on anyone.'

Bristol Palin appeared on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' in 2010, whilst she published a memoirs collection last June.