Pete Rose is bringing sports reality to TLC
July, 18, 2012
By DJ Gallo | ESPN.com
Donald Miralle/Bongarts/Getty ImagesWouldn't it be awesome if Pete Rose and Kiana Kim open the door to the sports world for TLC?Pete Rose, baseball's 71 year-old hit king, is working on a reality TV show for TLC that will chronicle the life he leads with his slightly younger model girlfriend, Kiana Kim.
No doubt the show will build respect for Rose and help his chances of being reinstated into baseball. And if successful, the "Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project" could convince TLC to try more sports-related programming. In fact, many of their existing shows could easily be modified for a sports format.
19 Kids and Counting -- This show follows the 2021 recruiting class of USC head coach Lane Kiffin.
DC Cupcakes -- An inside look at the struggles of the Redskins, Wizards and Maryland football.
Extreme Couponing -- This show explores the revolutionary new approach to acquiring players taken by A’s general manager Billy Beane.
Hoarding: Buried Alive -- Cameras capture the deplorable living conditions of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, whose Manhattan apartment is littered with supermodels.
Little People, Big World -- Undersized athletes from Earl Boykins to Danny Woodhead give viewers a glimpse of the everyday challenges they face.
My Strange Addiction -- A baseball pitcher in San Francisco with a giant beard is featured.
Virgin Diaries -- Cameras follow Tim Tebow and Lolo Jones.
Toddlers & Tiaras -- A look at the Chinese Olympic gymnastics team.
What Not To Wear -- The friends of Oregon's athletics program stage an intervention.
• Also see: Jim Caple's Off Base -- Other Halls of Fame for Pete Rose