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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