'Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp' Reality Series Gets $354,348 in Taxpayer Funds

| by Michael Allen

Alaskan taxpayers paid more than $350,000 in subsidies for Bristol Palin's failed reality Lifetime Channel TV show 'Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.'

The Lifetime Channel got $354,348 from an Alaska state government program that offers incentives for filming in Alaska, where Bristol's mom Sarah Palin served as a half-term governor.

Salaries paid to Bristol, and five other Alaskans who participated in the show, qualified the TV show for the corporate welfare, reports the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

'Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp,' which mainly followed Bristol and her son's lives in Los Angeles, aired 14 episodes last summer with 726,000 viewers in the first week, but sank to 586,000 in its second week.

The show's time-slot was replaced by re-runs of 'Dance Moms,' and aired an hour later at 11pm.