Pete Rose’s TLC Reality Show Gets Premiere date

Pete Rose and his fiance Kiana Kim (TLC)

By Tim Kenneally | Reuters

LOS ANGELES ( – Pete Rose will take to the same playing field as Honey Boo Boo next month.

The former baseball great’s reality series, “Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.” has been given a six-episode order from TLC, and will premiere Monday, January 14 at 10 p.m., the network said Tuesday.

The series will follow the 71-year-old Rose – who’s been permanently barred from baseball due to gambling – and his new fiancee, former “Playboy” model Kiana Kim and their assemblage of kids from previous marriages. As the couple moves closer to marriage, they face various struggles: Will Rose’s kids learn to accept the age difference between their dad and stepmom-to-be? Can Rose, who lives and works in Las Vegas, manage a long-distance relationship with Kiana, who lives in Los Angeles?

But perhaps the biggest question revolving around the series: How much indignity must Rose endure before he’s welcomed back into the public’s good graces?

“Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.” is produced for TLC by Creature Films, which seems appropriate, with Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez executive-producing.

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