TLC teaming up with Pete Rose for series

TLC has begun production on a docuseries focusing on former professional baseball player Pete Rose and his fiancée as they blend their families together.
July 18, 2012

TLC has begun production on a docuseries focusing on former professional baseball player Pete Rose and his fiancée as they blend their families together.

Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family project (w/t), from Creature Films, will document the challenges of their relationship, with Rose living in Las Vegas, and Kim living in LA, and the skepticism the couple meets from some members of the former baseball star’s family regarding the odds of such an arrangement working out.

The series will also see the 71-year-old Rose share details of his rise to fame and banning from baseball with his thirtysomething fiancée, and how he, with the support of Kim, his family, and fans, considers appealing with the commissioner again to discuss reinstatement.

TLC has ordered five episodes to air later this year.

“Pete is one of sport’s most controversial characters, and his life is even more fascinating off the field as it was on,” said Amy Winter, GM, TLC. “This series will open the door into a very modern family dynamic of trying to blend families when your kids are no longer children, and when your private life is in the public spotlight.”

In other TLC news, the network has revealed an airdate and more details on Big Tiny, a series that was announced during the net’s Upfront presentation.

The series from Wild Dream Films premieres on August 13 at 10 p.m. EST/PST and stars Bridgette (Bri) and Bradley Jordan, the world’s smallest siblings.

Crowned the “World’s Shortest Living Woman,” Bri weighs 18 pounds and stands at 27 inches, while her brother weighs 35 pounds and stands at 38 inches.

The series follow the siblings, as well as older sister Brandi and mother Christy as they tackle every challenge that comes their way.


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