Pete Rose to get reality show on TLC

Pete Rose and Kiana Kim will share their lives on TLC.

Pete Rose and Kiana Kim will share their lives on TLC.

Who needs the Hall of Fame?

Pete Rose, banned from baseball’s shrine for gambling on games, is getting his own reality show, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The TLC show, with a working title of “Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project,” will chronicle the family life of the 71-year-old former Cincinnati Red and his girlfriend, the much younger former Playboy model Kim, EW says.

“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 EW.

Among the family adventures the show will chronicle are a trip to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and Kim’s breast reduction. “We’re not a traditional family,” Kim told EW.

Rose is baseball’s all-time hit leader at 4,256. In 1989 he agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball amid allegations he bet on games as a player and manager for the Cincinnati Reds. In 1991, the Baseball Hall of Fame voted to bar Rose and other players on baseball’s “permanently ineligible” list.

After years of denial, Rose admitted to the gambling allegations in 2004 but said he never bet against the Reds.

The reality show will debut later this year with five episodes, EW reported.

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ADOBE Makes Great Fake Birth Certificates!

July 18th, 2012
10:03 am

I am ashamed to admit I will probably watch this train-wreck concept of a show.

For all his faults as a person, at least Pete Rose isn’t PRETENDING to be a U.S. Citizen.

If “Charlie Hustle” can get it up for a Playmate young enough to be his granddaughter, more power to him!

Let it Ride

July 18th, 2012
10:32 am

ADOBE, you birthers are just the demographic this show was made for. Enjoy.

WTF

July 18th, 2012
10:49 am

TV has hit an all time low.

ACE

July 18th, 2012
10:50 am

@Let It Ride-That means a lot coming from a mouth breather

Stevo711

July 18th, 2012
11:07 am

We all know that Sarah Palin isn’t as smart as a box of rocks. Well, Pete Rose’s IQ isn’t as smart as one of those rocks in her box! Yep, he’s really dumb…….Don’t believe me, wait until you watch this program. I agree with WTF……TV has hit an all time low!

jeffrey d

July 18th, 2012
11:19 am

I remember when I used to learn stuff on The Learning Channel

urban redneck

July 18th, 2012
11:21 am

pete rose? i wouldn’t bet on it.

Kat

July 18th, 2012
12:11 pm

I can’t believe that Barry Bonds can get in but not Pete Rose? How about we put asterisks next to both of their names?

ADOBE Makes Great Fake Birth Certificates!

July 18th, 2012
12:23 pm

Maybe we will get to see Barry Bonds on “Reality TV” one day in an episode of BAIT CAR: SAN FRANCISCO.

DP

July 18th, 2012
12:44 pm

Not surprising that a Birther would announce he will be watching this latest example of our cultural decline.

richard whiskey

July 18th, 2012
1:23 pm

who is pete rose?

cw

July 18th, 2012
1:58 pm

Horrible, terrible, awful, and any other word that would actually describe what this is going to be. Another reason why i don’t really watch tv anymore!!!

Pat

July 18th, 2012
2:01 pm

Wow!! Pete Rose has an hour glass coming out of his arm. He might want to get that checked out.

Feduponpolitics

July 18th, 2012
3:16 pm

I met Pete in the Denver Airport a couple of years ago and sat and talked with him for a long time. No one really noticed him. What the heck, the guy has to make money so why not cash in on reality TV.

dre

July 18th, 2012
3:33 pm

Pat – haha! Didn’t notice that. Funny.

How the he– did he score that babe?

ABC

July 18th, 2012
3:34 pm

You birthers can have this show and confirm once and for all that the dumbing down of America is not just a myth.

Staci

July 18th, 2012
3:45 pm

REALLY????? How desperate are TV producers these day and stations for airing this waste of time television.

[...] and Kiana have now been contracted to have their own reality show on TLC. This will be about blending their two families, will include a road trip to the Baseball [...]

david

July 19th, 2012
6:02 pm

Charlie hustle at 71 can get a hot babe but still can’t get the idiots that control baseball to admit him to hall of fame. Let’s see we let drug addicts, thieves, abuser, and just about anything else but the greatest hitter of all time can only keep hitting a hot young babe. Come on you baseball fanatics join the real world and let him in.

Tom

July 20th, 2012
12:31 pm

just what we need another reality show.
I grew up a big reds fan and the big red machine. I do not support what pete did with regards to his gambling but I do avidly support his performance on the field. It is sad that his performance and accomplishments on field cannot be recognized as that had nothing to do with his illegal wagering. Despite what he did I will always have great respect for him as a player and the great memories I had watching him growing up. All his off field behavior was just atuned to the fact that he is human after all.
Now as far as watching his new reality show I doubt that will happen but I guess he does need to make money like the rest of us.

[...] “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 EW. Read full story here [...]