Report: Pete Rose to have reality TV series

TLC show to focus on hit leader, model fiancee

Author: By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 18 2012 08:30:36 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 18 2012 01:21:27 PM EDT
Pete Rose

Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hit leader, will have his own reality television show, Entertainment Weekly reported.

TLC has begun production on a series starring Rose, 71, and his much younger model fiancee Kiana Kim, according to the report.

The show apparently will be titled "Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project."

It will follow the lives of Rose, who is based in Las Vegas, and Kim, who lives with her two children in Los Angeles.

"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. "It's not going to be classless -- 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."

The cameras will follow them as Rose takes the family to visit the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Rose is still banned from induction into the Hall.

The show will also follow Kim as she gets a breast reduction.

"We're not a traditional family," Kim told EW. "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."