Baseball hit king Pete Rose always manages to find himself in the news. Whether it’s for selling notarized copies of the documents that banned him from Major League Baseball, failing to pay taxes, or doing one-man shows the 17-time All-Star routinely finds a way to keep his name fresh in our minds. Later on this year we will have something else to talk about in regards to Rose, his reality series.
With a working title of Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project, the show will follow the 71-year-old Rose and his thirty-something model fiancée Kiana Kim (who has posed for Playboy) through their daily lives as they try to blend their families.
“We’re not a traditional family,” says Kim. “We are a total modern-day family, mixing the cultures, the ages, the different backgrounds together. I didn’t even know who Pete Rose was when I first met him. It’s kind of a crazy story, but at the core of every family is love and it’s what TLC wants to show.”
Rose says that the show will afford him the opportunity to clear up misconceptions that he believes the public has about him. “People will get a chance to see what kind of personality I have — and she has,” he says.
In all honesty a reality show featuring Pete Rose is long overdue. It probably won’t do much to change the general public’s opinion about him, since it has largely remained the same since he was banned from baseball, but at the very least it should be mildly entertaining.
And if it isn’t, there’s always Kiana.