Bristol Palin Lands TV Gig!

Entertainment Feb. 23, 2010 AT 9:03AM
Bristol Palin Lands TV Gig! Credit: Eugene Gologursky/WireImage.com

Teen mom Bristol Palin is headed to the small screen.

She will play herself on an upcoming episode of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager, it was announced Tuesday. She will appear as one of Amy's (Shailene Woodley) friends at a music program for teen mothers. She shoots the show in Los Angeles and it will air in the summer.

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"I am thrilled to be on this show and to be a part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy," Palin, 19, tells UsMagazine.com in a statement.

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Adds executive producer Brenda Hampton: "Bristol Palin is the most famous teenage mother in America. We're thrilled to have her join us, and I think she will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that we've been exploring for a couple of seasons now."

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Palin is currently engaged in a custody battle with Levi Johnston over their 1-year-old son Tripp.

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