More great news: Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston reportedly shopping reality show

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes … a Gosselin-esque bit of child exploitation? Granted, it’s TMZ that’s reporting it, but this isn’t the only data out there pointing towards a show of some kind. Ricky Hollywood’s lawyer was conspicuously noncommittal when asked about it by the NYT, saying ominously, “I can’t talk about that until the end of the week.”

What could go wrong?

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin are already looking to bring outsiders into their upcoming marriage — in the form of a reality TV crew … this according to a source very familiar with the negotiations.

TMZ has learned the couple has been shopping “multiple reality shows” around town — some of the ideas involve the couple AND their two-year-old son, Tripp.

We’re told the leading concept involves all three people — and will focus on “parenting issues.”

I’ll give you three possibilities. One: Palin’s gone mad and has secretly blessed this freak show on the assumption that the buzz will somehow help her politically. Verdict: Doubtful. Two: Palin hates the idea but fears that Levi really might air some of her dirty laundry, in which case having him back inside the tent and essentially gagged by the promise of a weekly TV paycheck isn’t the worst outcome in the world. Verdict: Possible. Three: Bristol’s gone rogue and is doing this utterly against the wishes of her mother, who’s tearing her hair out at the thought of being followed around by the odor of reality-show trashiness. From a distance it’s hard to believe that Bristol would be quite that rebellious, but her ex-boyfriend seems to think it’s in character for her. Verdict: Plausible!

Exit question: Who’s the jackass that gave Levi the idea for this thing? Oh — right.