Why Is Bristol Palin Returning To ‘Dancing With The Stars’? “God Provides Opportunities Like This”: TCA

By | Friday July 27, 2012 @ 11:38am PDT

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Bristol Palin Dancing With The StarsAs announced earlier at today’s TCA, Bristol Palin is among the returning stars for this season’s Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars. Palin came under fire during her season on the show because she made it to the finals despite her comparable lack of talent (one of her infamous routines included her dancing in a very hairy monkey suit). And at this panel, she was peppered with questions about why she would subject herself to it all again. Said Palin: “I just think that God provides opportunities like this. You can either go out and do ‘em or not do ‘em, the press is going to talk about me no matter what so I might as well be having fun”. Adding another reason for participating in a later comment: “Do I like to provide for my son? Yes I do”.

Related: Bristol Palin & Kirstie Alley Among Cast Of ‘Dancing With The Stars All-Stars’

Palin was also asked about whether the various Palins making reality TV into sort of a family business. “I definitely don’t think it’s our business”, she said. “I just think you guys are going to be talking about us either way, so I might as well be doing something enjoyable and fun. (DWTS host Tom Bergeron joked that the Palins have not quite gone “full Kardashian” yet). Read More »

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Christopher And Kyle Massey File Lawsuit Over Bristol Palin’s Lifetime Reality Series

By | Tuesday June 19, 2012 @ 6:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Actors Christopher and Kyle Massey have filed a lawsuit trying to block Bristol Palin’s upcoming docureality series for Lifetime Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp, which premieres tonight. The brothers, along with their mother Angel, are suing the series producer Associated Television … Read More »

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Lifetime Greenlights Bristol Palin Docuseries

By | Wednesday February 29, 2012 @ 10:33am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime has picked up Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp, a 10-episode docuseries chronicling Bristol Palin’s life as a young, single mother living in the spotlight of being Sarah Palin’s daughter. The series will focus on how Bristol adjusts to life … Read More »

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BIO Greenlights Bristol Palin Reality Series

Nellie Andreeva

Bristol Palin had been heavily courted for her own reality series following her highly rated run on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Now she has settled on her follow-up to Dancing, a docu-series for BIO Channel, which reunites her with … Read More »

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SPOILER ALERT! Bristol Palin Loses ‘DWTS’

Nellie Andreeva

After rousing the audience with a Dirty Dancing-inspired routine on Monday, Jennifer Grey was just crowned the winner of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Grey was the most accomplished dancer among the three finalists, and ended the improbable run of Bristol Palin, … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Dancing’ Rocks, ‘Skating’ Disappoints While ‘Mike & Molly’ Hits Highs

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 2PM: The final Nielsen ratings for last night are in, and the Bristol Palin-fueled Dancing with the Stars (23.7 million, 4.9/13 in adults 18-49) posted the strongest results for a Dancing performance finale in six seasons, since the fifth cycle’s Monday finale in November 2007. (Dancing airs two cycles every broadcast season.) Versus last year, the show was up by 3.3 million viewers and by 23% in 18-49. The strong ratings for Dancing followed a wave of publicity surrounding Palin’s ability to escape elimination despite so-so marks from the judges and make it all the way to the finals. She was also at the center of  several threat s, including one that involved a letter laced with white powder that was received at Dancing‘s production offices over the weekend.  Meanwhile, the premiere of the Dancing spinoff Skating with the Stars wound up with a final tally of 2.4/6 and 9.4 million viewers, holding onto less than 50% of its Dancing lead-in. Other adjustments in the finals: CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 gained a tenth to a 3.3/9, while Fox’s Lie to Me dropped a tenth to a 1.7/5. Read More »

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White Powder Scare At CBS Television City

By | Friday November 19, 2010 @ 11:01pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS Television City, which houses ABC’s reality series Dancing with the Stars, was evacuated tonight over a threatening letter received at the Dancing production offices that contained white powder. Here is ABC’s statement about the incident:

An envelope containing an unknown substance was delivered to the Dancing with the

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TV TEASER: TLC’s ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

Nellie Andreeva

Since the story about the big premiere ratings for TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska got such an … Read More »

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast Includes ‘Dirty Dancing’ Baby, ‘Baywatch’ Retiree, Mrs. Brady, The Situation, Bristol Palin

This may be a new record for stunt casting: the 12 celebrities for Season 11, as announced tonight by Dancing with the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke in a live press conference during Bachelor Pad, are: singers Michael … Read More »

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