A former baseball great who has continued to make headlines after his Major League career will take a swing at a TV career with a new reality show starting next month. TheWrap.com reports that "Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs." will premiere Jan. 14 on TLC at 10 p.m. ET.
The program will feature Rose, 71, along with his fiancee, Playboy model Kiana Kim, and their children from previous marriages. The series has received an order for six episodes from TLC.
“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?” the report notes.
“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?”
Rose is known not only for his baseball career — in which he set numerous MLB records — but also for being permanently barred from the baseball after he was found guilty of having bet on games while he was the manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
In his 24-year big league career, Rose set the MLB record for the most career hits — 4,256 — along with a number of other Major League and National League hitting and longevity records. His high-energy approach to all facets of the game earned him the nickname “Charlie Hustle.”