Pete Rose reality show in the works for TLC network
This May 14, 2011 file photo shows former Major League Baseball great Pete Rose speaking at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center's inaugural gala at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in Cincinnati. / File,AP Photo/David Kohl
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - 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.
In May, ESPN Films released a digital short film titled "Here Now" about Rose's current life in Las Vegas:
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