TLC Orders Pete Rose Reality Show

by | July 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM | TV News

Baseball Legend Pete Rose (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A Pete Rose reality show is in the works, according to Entertainment Weekly.

TLC has ordered a series starring the baseball legend, who went from being a Major League All-Star to being banned from the sport entirely after he was caught gambling on games while he was a manager for the Cincinnati Reds.

The series, which has the working title of “The Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project,” will follow Rose, now 71, and his thirtysomething Playboy model fiance Kiana Kim through their daily lives as they try to blend their families (she has two younger kids, while he has four adult children) and split their time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Production is underway, says EW, with the cameras following the couple everywhere, from a family visit to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown … to Kim getting a breast reduction.

“It’s not going to be classless,” Rose says, “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.”