NEW YORK – Lifetime network has set a premiere date for its new reality series about Bristol Palin’s home life in Alaska.

The network says “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” will debut June 19, with two new episodes airing weekly.

The 14-episode series stars the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and will explore her pressures raising toddler son Tripp as she maintains her close relationship with the larger Palin clan.

Palin became one of the nation’s most prominent single mothers after the 2008 birth of Tripp. In 2010, she competed on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Last June she published a best-selling memoir.

Broadway actor replaced after accident

NEW YORK – Broadway producers scrambled Wednesday to fill Michael McKean’s part in a revival of Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” as the actor recovers from a broken leg after being struck by a car.

Producer Jeffrey Richards said that McKean’s role will be played by James Lecesne from now on after Tuesday night’s accident.

McKean, 64, who portrayed the lead singer in the movie “This is Spinal Tap,” was struck at West 86th Street and Broadway in Manhattan just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Richards said McKean was in stable condition.

“I understand from his team that he has never missed a performance in his career,” Richards said in a release. “So this is the kind of first we are reluctant to announce.”

Set in Philadelphia during a fictional 1960 national convention, “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” pits two candidates vying for their unnamed party’s presidential nomination.

– From news sevice reports