Pete Rose to star in TLC reality show
July 18th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

Pete Rose to star in TLC reality show

Infamous baseball great Pete Rose is getting into the reality show game courtesy of TLC.

Rose, 71, and his fiancée Kiana Kim will star in a series tentatively titled "Pete Rose and the Kiana Kim Family Project," which is already in production.

TLC says in a statement that the show will follow Rose and Kim as they prepare to say "I do" - a journey that "won't be without its challenges," the network says. It seems some of Rose's relatives don't have a lot of faith in the couple's relationship, and Rose and Kim are also living in separate cities - Rose lives and works in Las Vegas, while Kim is in Los Angeles.

“She’s got younger kids and I’ve got [four adult] kids, and we go through the same things everybody else does: taking the braces off, making sure they get their education and they go to basketball practice or acting class,” Rose told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s not going to be classless — like it seems like a lot of reality shows aren’t really reality, but our reality show is going to be funny, entertaining, and real.”

And then there's the matter of Rose's tumultuous career - apparently neither Kim nor her family is filled in on all of those details, TLC says in its announcement, and the show will document Rose recounting his climb to fame and eventual banning from baseball.

“Pete is one of sport’s most controversial characters, and his life is even more fascinating off the field as it was on,” the General Manager of TLC, Amy Winter, said in a statement. “This series will open the door into a very modern family dynamic of trying to blend families when your kids are no longer children, and when your private life is in the public spotlight."

The network has ordered five episodes to air later this year.


soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. marina

    i feel sorry for pete rose for being wrapped up in that mess.

    July 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TRACKED

    MANY OF THE MEN ARE 5-6 PEOPLE...TRACKED.

    July 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LUNATIC

    BE ACCUSING OF SOME BEING A LUNATIC...TRACKED.

    July 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. POWER

    NONE.

    July 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. HAWKEYE

    ITS AMAZING WHAT PEOPLE TRULY THINK POWER IS...

    July 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TEE HEE IS NOT A NAME EITHER - TRACKED

    Tee hee

    Lol... And this is coming from a lunatic, @truth hurts. Tee hee

    July 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JOE-TRACKED?

    HI MY NAME IS MS. TRUTH HURTS. ....

    July 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN WARNED

    dikwad

    July 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. lamao

    good one-what do we think green connection?

    July 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BIG MOUTH PART 2....GOT IT

    Super Hiro, Vixen, & Sadie are 3 different people, but Vixen has been trolling all of them. I know Vixen is from NJ, & Sadie is from MI. Not sure about Super Hiro, but he's been here a long time. She's been a busy girl

    July 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ANOTHER BIG MOUTH

    TRUTH HURTS IS NOT A FIRST OR LAST NAME EITHER –JULY 18TH
    And there you will find Sly Sadie, Superhiro, & Beautiful Vixen, who are 3 of the many personalities of the same ignorant biotch, who gets her jollies stealing names and trolling others. You have been warned.

    July 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dad jack

    fantastic work!

    July 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dad Clauss

    A great show.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jack (Nasty Boy)Clauss

    He is a real superstar.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff

    Pete is only doing this show to generate income for himself. I can only wonder though, if baseball is not banning players who've admitted using steroids why are they not allowing Pete into the HOF? Somebody explain the difference to Bud? Pete never bet on teams he played for or coached but admitted steroid users & active players are still allowed to keep playing and racking up numbers for their careers. This is why I no longer watch baseball or follow the game. It's no longer a pure sport. The one thing baseball was is numbers. Home runs, Hits, games played etc etc.. They are all no longer valid numbers and mean nothing. Baseball is no longer America's past time. If anything, it's America's past tense. Football is America's game.

    July 19, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  16. don

    I love Pete Rose the baseball player. but will never watch this show. Will this crap never end?

    July 19, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  17. cleareye1

    Will he have Donald Trump as a guest? Maybe Zimmerman will drop by? Are there no limits to TV's self degradation? Maybe Snooky will move in? Are the Kardashins worried?

    July 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Rosey

    I BET it will be a flop....hahahehe

    July 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. £

    He looks like the lezbean on the NJ Housewives

    July 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Dave

    I wonder if they will show his walker and talk about depends old people diapers?

    July 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dave

    He is too old to be on tv. Old codgers like him and Clint Eastwuud need to be in the old folks nursing home so they won't drool on everyone.

    July 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  22. beavis

    Ignorance at its best

    July 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Super Hiro

      This? Ignorance? You want to see real ignorance go into the 'While You were Working' blog.

      July 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • @super hero

      it's just vixen trolling again.

      July 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • truth hurts

      And there you will find Sly Sadie, Superhiro, & Beautiful Vixen, who are 3 of the many personalities of the same ignorant biotch, who gets her jollies stealing names and trolling others. You have been warned.

      July 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tee hee

      Lol... And this is coming from a lunatic, @truth hurts. Tee hee

      July 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • @truth hurts

      Super Hiro, Vixen, & Sadie are 3 different people, but Vixen has been trolling all of them. I know Vixen is from NJ, & Sadie is from MI. Not sure about Super Hiro, but he's been here a long time. She's been a busy girl.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • TRUTH HURTS IS NOT A NAME EITHER-YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN WARNED

      And there you will find Sly Sadie, Superhiro, & Beautiful Vixen, who are 3 of the many personalities of the same ignorant biotch, who gets her jollies stealing names and trolling others. You have been warned.

      July 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. swschrad

    don't spread the word, but Pete's betting on the Khardasians to win the time slot.

    July 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  24. رهملا لتيليدلب

    Is good to see man marry women in America for once, even if she probly unchaste and contemptible. Too many Gay Enablers(like Clinton) in your country. Yo probably going to live too see strait marriage outlawed in you lifetime. Good luck with that!

    July 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bafb

      You are obviously an uneducated idiot.

      July 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • truth hurts

      It is well known that Arab men bugger little boys. Your wealthy sheiks come here and kidnap beautiful blondes for their harems, yet you would preach to US? I fart in your general direction.

      July 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • رهملا لتيليدلب

      @Truth,
      That only happen Afghanistan. Reason is they caught Gay from Greeks after conquered by Alex. It informative that you knowing so much about buggering young boy though. Yet another Western catamite attempt to divert attention

      July 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |

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