August 10th, 2010
08:50 AM ET
Levi Johnston wants to run for Sarah Palin's former job – with cameras watching his every step.
Stone & Company Entertainment confirms to CNN that they are actively shopping a show that will feature Johnston seeking his former mother-in-law's old post as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
The show, to be called "Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor's Office," will feature the trials and tribulations of America's most famous teen dad as he enters the world of politics while continuing to dabble in Hollywood, Stone also confirmed.
First reported by Variety, the company confirms they are already shooting the pilot and are shopping it to several networks. When the show was first floated to Johnston – who recently broke off his engagement to Palin's eldest daughter, Bristol, for the second time – he wasn't thrilled with the idea of following in the former Alaska governor's footsteps.
"But the more I think about it and look into it, I think there's a possibility we can make it happen," Johnston told Variety.
That it might: The former mayor of Wasilla, Verne E. Rupright, won in a 2008 runoff election with a total of 466 votes. The next mayoral election won't be held until 2012, but Johnston may run for city council in the meantime.
Johnston also told Variety he hopes the show exposes his true character. "It's hard to figure me out," he said. "You've got to follow me around. I'm very different. I lead a crazy life. But it will basically be both worlds, my life in Hollywood and back home, the real country boy that I am."
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