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This summer, it was reported that MLB legend and notorious compulsive gambler/liar Pete Rose would be getting his own reality show on TLC. Now, that reality show is becoming a reality (bwahaha) as the network has set a launch date for January 14th. Pete Rose will join the illustrious list of great athletes like Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens, Hank Baskett, Lamar Odom, Kris Humphries, and Hulk Hogan as reality television "stars." Details from the Hollywood Reporter...
"TLC has set the premiere date for former baseball pro Pete Rose's new reality series, Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
Chronicling preparations for Rose and his fiancee, ex-Playboy model Kiana Kim, as they blend their families and prepare for wedded life, the six-part docu-series will launch on the cable network Monday, Jan. 14, at 10 p.m."
This is just going to be remarkably sad to watch. I can imagine this show going for the voyeuristic low-grade humor and appeal of Honey Boo Boo, except without any moments that actually make you laugh. Following a 71 year old former baseball player as he marries an ex-Playboy model does not strike me as entertaining in any way. Where is there to go with Pete Rose's character development besides "regretful baseball great who can't get into the Baseball Hall of Fame and wishes he had a second chance"?
It's also one further step towards TLC cementing their place as the single worst network on television. For the love of all that is holy, look at this television lineup:
-19 Kids and Counting
-My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
-My Strange Addiction
-My Crazy Obsession
-Little People, Big World
-Toddlers & Tiaras
-Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
-Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
In comparison, maybe First Take isn't so bad after all...
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TLC is launching a Pete Rose reality show which focus on the oft-troubled all-time hits leader's upcoming marriage to a much younger former Playboy Playmate model, Kiana Kim.
Rose's adult children are reportedly not too thrilled about his impending nuptials to the sexy Kim but network execs believe the contentious family members will make for some riveting low-brow television...
Move over Honey Boo Boo...here comes "The Hit King"!Yeah, I know...I know.Anyway. Pete Rose has a new show starting up on TLC and now...it's got an airdate.“Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs.” will follow the life of the baseball legend and will focus on the relationship between the hits hoarder (see what I did there?) and his fiance Kiana Kim.Are Rose's kids accepting...
You remember the post we did on Pete Rose getting a Mr. Red tattoo a couple months ago? Of course you do. It was the post where Pete showed up at a California tattoo parlor with a camera crew who were shooting footage for the Rose reality show on TLC.
The five-episode show was supposed to debut this week, but has now been pushed to early 2013. That means Pete Rose, 71, is going...
Pete Rose's 4,256 hits are more than any other player has ever recorded in the history of Major League Baseball. And now baseball's all-time hit king is hoping to hit it big in another endeavor: reality television.His new show, "Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs.", is set to premiere January 14 at 10 p.m. on TLC. From Philly.com:The reality show about the Phillies legend...
While he spends most of his days peddling overpriced autographs on his website and pimping his LockerDome webpage on Twitter, baseball’s all-time hits leader, Pete Rose, is still trying desperately to cling to relevance ever since he seemingly gave up his quest to be admitted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Back in July, word surfaced that Rose’s plan to recapture...
I can remember the day – Aug. 24, 1989 – Pete Rose accepted a place on Major League Baseball arising from accusations that he bet on baseball.
Naturally all the networks, as well as ESPN, covered the event, which was obviously huge at the time. To be honest, ESPN was the star if the day, totally outshining the three major over-the-air networks at the time.
– Pete Rose, the first celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, will star in a new reality series Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs. The show, which will air on TLC, debuts January 14th, 2013. At this time, the show is set for six episodes and will focus on Rose’s personal life and impending marriage to former Playboy model Kiana Kim.
Rose has appeared at multiple WrestleMania events...
As you wind down your day of people endlessly bombarding you with "Hey it's 12/12/12!," here are a few links to digest:
- I wrote an article about the Knicks' victory over the Nets last night for The Knicks Wall, so be a pal and check that out.
- Pete Rose's reality show is still happening and will debut in January. |Awful Announcing|
- "The League"...