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Pete Rose is getting his own reality television show

Jul 18, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT


TLC is giving Pete Rose his own reality show and Entertainment Weekly has the details:

With a working title of Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project, the show will follow the 71-year-old Rose and his thirtysomething model fiancée Kiana Kim (who has posed for Playboy) through their daily lives as they try to blend their families. There are some challenges along the way. A few family members are apprehensive about the relationship. And while Rose is based in Las Vegas (where he signs baseball memorabilia) or is on the road making public appearances, Kim and her two children live in Los Angeles.

That sounds like basically the worst thing ever, and that’s coming from someone who watched, like, one-and-a-half episodes of Baseball Wives on VH1.

Here’s my favorite part of the story:

The cameras will trail them through such events as Rose taking the family to visit the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, to Kim getting a breast reduction.

Of course.

  1. pjmitch - Jul 18, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    They now do breast reductions at Cooperstown?

    Reggie Jackson may have some comments on this……

    • bsbiz - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:18 PM

      That falls more under the category of “Performance Reducing”.

    • Eberwizzle - Jul 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

      I’ll “BET” the series doesn’t last long

  2. stackers1 - Jul 18, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Sounds like another Brady Bunch.

  3. heyblueyoustink - Jul 18, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Engaged? Did she lose a bet to him or something?

    • sgoodmantzak - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      Isn’t she worried he’ll cheat on her?

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:01 PM


  4. dexterismyhero - Jul 18, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Just go away Pete………………….

  5. dawglb - Jul 18, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    I am setting up the DVR right now!

  6. skids003 - Jul 18, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    What does she see in him? Wow.

    • spellingcops - Jul 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM

      Money. Duh, she is a woman after all.

  7. skids003 - Jul 18, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    And she se what in him….?

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM


  8. nategearhart - Jul 18, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Anyone remember when TLC stood for “The Learning Channel”?

    • El Bravo - Jul 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM

      No, but I remember when it stood for Teeboz, Left-Eye and Chili. Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls, brah.

      • nategearhart - Jul 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

        Dammit Bravo, I told you I don’t want no scrubs.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:06 PM

        Two inches to a yard…rock hard or with it saggin’.they ain’t to proud to beg.

  9. yahmule - Jul 18, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    I wouldn’t want to speculate to what degree Pete would debase himself for money.

    • beefytrout - Jul 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      Nowhere near the degree she is.

      • xmatt0926x - Jul 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM

        beefytrout, I would give your comment a thousand thumbs up if i could….

      • beefytrout - Jul 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM

        I would follow you into the mists of Avalon, if that’s what you mean.

  10. The Rabbit - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    I know with the plethora of platforms/outlets video providers are clamoring for content, but it’s come to this? I keep thinking they’ve reached the lowest common denominator. This proves I’m wrong.
    @nategearhart-Yeah, I remember when TLC was once The Learning Channel and A and E was Arts and Entertainment with some very good programming. Now it’s almost entirely garbage.
    Thank God for baseball.

  11. cereal blogger - Jul 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    So the Pete Rose haircut does pull hot tail ? Huh ?

    To me, this is must see TV….like watching a train wreck

  12. jimeejohnson - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Now this blog is what I call entertainment. Thanks for the laughs, people.

  13. jon623 - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    “Look, Hunny, see that hole in the wall over there? That’s where my face should be…”


  14. drewzducks - Jul 18, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    What a couple of boobs…

  15. proudliberal85392 - Jul 18, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    albeit, smaller boobs now.

    • wendell7 - Jul 19, 2012 at 8:32 AM

      Thumbs down for breast reduction

  16. jayquintana - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Rose is 71? Dayam…

  17. badintent - Jul 19, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    I remember the second time I went to his restaurant in Boca Raton. Had all his hardware in the windows and then he sat in a tiny box of a room answering questions giving to him by some radio announcer . The box looked like a tiny prison cell. Ironic eh ? When she dumps him, she’ll have a sex tape ” hit the wire “faster than Pete getting down a bet.

  18. chumthumper - Jul 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Sandwich the show somewhere between “My Crazy Obsession” and “The Little Couple”.

  19. owlishcommunications - Jul 20, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    I wonder if she knows his career batting average.

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