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    Pete Rose reality show in works for TLC network

    I'll be watching, at least at the beginning, out of morbid curiosity, just as you might stare at a highway accident or roadkill that you know you shouldn't be looking at.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Rose is taking a swing at his own reality TV show.

    Cable's TLC network says it has started production on an unscripted series to chronicle the lives of baseball's all-time hitting leader and his fiancee, model Kiana Kim.

    The series will follow the couple as they plan a wedding and go through the process of blending their respective families. The show is so far untitled.

    The network announced Wednesday that TLC has ordered five episodes to air late this year. The 71-year-old Rose agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 after an investigation concluded he bet on games when he was the manager for the Cincinnati Reds. The ban has left him ineligible for induction into the Hall of Fame. He leads baseball with 4,256 career hits.
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    If they just show his wife in skimpy outfits for 90% of the air time, it'll be well worth watching.

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    There are no words....
    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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    Quote Originally Posted by KHenry14 View Post
    There are no words....
    Yeah, you've pretty much got to see her to believe her.

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    This train wreck of a show debuted tonight. And it's bad as we thought it would be. Pete's future step-son is shown at a Pete Rose Baseball camp, he's not very good and he says he hates baseball. Not a good start. Then they discuss other things the kid could do. The kid says "kickboxing", then Pete says some horrible asian stereotypes about all the martial arts being the same.....all this in front of his asian future wife.

    Why would anybody spend five seconds on this is beyond me. Frankly, I'm mad I wont get those five minutes of my life back.
    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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    Why anyone would spent five minutes watching TLC is beyond me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Why anyone would spent five minutes watching TLC is beyond me.
    They used to be about, you know, learning. Home improvement and how to and stuff like that. The blackest mark of reality TV is how it has taken over channels that used to be about more than the train wreck that a savvy director and producer can turn peoples' lives into.

    Man, Rose is white. I couldn't tell if those were his feet or if he were wearing white tube socks. There's nothing compelling about the show. Nothing really new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Why anyone would spent five minutes watching TLC is beyond me.
    TLC used to stand for The Learning Channel. Now it stands for Honey Boo Boo.

    I started this thread, and I didn't even know the show debuted last night, that's how eagerly I was anticipating it.
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    I had no idea Rose was engaged. So I looked up pictures of Rose and his fiance. Her name is "Kiana Kim"?!!! Seriously?!!! No, that's not a porn stage name.
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    Hmmm..Kim comes across as low key and level-headed in this interview.

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    Great motivational speech for Little Leaguers, Pete!

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    [QUOTE=KHenry14;2107169]This train wreck of a show debuted tonight.:

    Why would anybody spend five seconds on this is beyond me. [QUOTE]-Maybe because it was interesting. I saw the first two episodes, back-to back last night.I don't view it as a "train wreck of a show" at all. It was intriguing enough that I'll be watching the next episode next week.

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    [QUOTE=philliesfiend55;2107593][QUOTE=KHenry14;2107169]This train wreck of a show debuted tonight.:

    Why would anybody spend five seconds on this is beyond me.
    -Maybe because it was interesting. I saw the first two episodes, back-to back last night.I don't view it as a "train wreck of a show" at all. It was intriguing enough that I'll be watching the next episode next week.
    If it weren't Pete Rose, would you bother?

    Outside of the age difference and Rose's celebrity/notoriety, it seems like a fairly typical family situation. Sorry, TLC.
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    It wasn't as bad as I expected. I give it a strong C-. It at least seemed more real than scripted, unlike some other reality shows.

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    I THOUGHT THE SECOND WEEK OF THE SHOW WAS A GREAT IMPROVEMENT. They showed two half hour episodes (#s 3 & 4) and the first dealt with Rose's annual trip to Cooperstown during induction weekend. He signed autographs a few doors down the street from the Hall Of Fame. There was an interesting range of reactions to Rose from the fans such as a forgiving "He deserves to be in the Hall. He deserves a second chance - We all make mistakes" to a nasty "Rose belongs exactly where he is a few buildings away from the Hall Of Fame but not in it, because he's a cheater". In Cooperstown, Rose meets ex-Phillies teammate, pitcher Larry Christenson who encourages him to take his HOF case directly to Commissioner Selig. While the rest of the family visits the HOF and sees the memorabilia related to Pete, Rose is unable to bring himself to walk through the HOF's entrance. Expaining the touchy subject of why he isn't in the Hall Of Fame to the kids is another interesting subplot.The second half hour deals with the fact that Rose works signing autographs about 20 days per month in Las Vegas and Kiana and her kids live in Valencia, CA a suburb a little north of Los Angeles. If they are ever to live under one roof - something's gotta give. The 14 year old daughter would hate for her and her 10 year old brother to move to Las Vegas to lose all their friends and to move to the desert where 120 degree days in Nevada are not that uncommon. The fact that their father, Kiana's first husband, lives in the Los Angeles area and it would be difficult for him to visit the kids if they moved to Nevada also is brought up. Although they look at a few houses in the Vegas area, the issue remains unresolved. Kiana goes on a calendar photo shoot and begins to make plans for a breast reduction.
    All-in-all, it's not Shakespearean Tragedy but it's interesting and better than I could have expected. I give the overall series a B and Monday night's two episodes a A-/B+.
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    Why is she with Pete Rose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesky5 View Post
    Why is she with Pete Rose?
    he provides her an outlet for her own image

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap78 View Post
    he provides her an outlet for her own image
    Couldn't she be with any celebrity on those grounds, then? It's not like Rose already had a show or was even in any sort of spotlight outside of autograph signings before they met.
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    I watched this show - and found it disappointing. I work in Cable Media and from my experience, and based off the ratings - this show will have a short shelf life. Moreover, why TLC? It used to be The Learning Channel - but then again any network that carries The Duggars & Toddlers and Tiaras makes sense for Rose. At least his Fiance is easy on the eyes.
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    uh... um... well, you are learning stuff about Pete Rose...
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    I love Pete as a player but man is he a ridiculous human being. I refuse to watch the show.

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    Pete is an Aqua Velva man.Aqua Velva men ALWAYS get the hot babes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimrod View Post
    Pete is an Aqua Velva man.Aqua Velva men ALWAYS get the hot babes!
    You got that right!

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    How cool do you have to be to make a commercial like this?!

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    Yeah,let`s see Jeter try and sing in a commercial!Pete was fearless I tell ya`.

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