So, you may have heard…Pete Rose has his own reality television show. I suppose it was only a matter of time.

Paul Daugherty says it’s “must-see TV.” I beg to differ, but I’ll let you make up your own minds.

I’ll say this: the thought of Pete Rose having a program on The Learning Channel amuses me to no end, for obvious reasons. Have any of you watched this train wreck?

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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  1. I wouldn’t bet on this show.

    • I wouldn’t bet on this show.

      We haven’t had TV for many years, so I can’t comment on the show — but I have to “like” your response, Preach. It’s classic.

  2. I watched the first episode and I won’t be watching it again. If Pete and that fiance of his want to be attention whores and invite cameras into their lives, that’s their business. But why do they have to drag her kids into it? They’re like 11 and 14 or something like that. Why do they have to be exploited so Pete can make an ass out of himself on national TV yet again? I don’t watch a lot of reality TV, so I don’t know if that sort of thing is par for the course. But as always, P-Doc is dead wrong.

  3. I haven’t watched it, but it seems to me if he wanted to destroy any possibility of ever being forgiven, even when he’s gone, this is the exactly the way to do it.

  4. I have not watched a whole show but have seen bits and pieces. I actually think Pete comes across pretty well. He seems to have a sense of regret that he doesn’t speak about and that he knows he is in the twilight of his life. Pete also seems like he cares for Kiana’s kids and is looking out for their best interests. That’s my take on it.

  5. I have a lot of free time on my hands to waste but I’m not wasting it on a Pete Rose reality show.

  6. I’ve seen 3 episodes. The things Pete says are pretty funny for an old guy, but the fiance and the kids (rich, entitled whiners) are a waste of oxygen. What began as a lighthearted ‘modern family’ type show is quickly devolving into a transparent ploy by Pete to have his plea for reinstatement heard by the commissioner. Granted, Pete bends over backwards to express his remorse over betting on baseball, but to do so in such a public fashion won’t endear him to Bud Selig.
    C-

  7. It is horrible and boring.

  8. My wife and I are watching it and while it isn’t the best show on TV, we both find it interesting. It shows how rough and raw Pete is and that he’s just a big kid.

  9. I am unsure why people think its so bad. So what the kids are in it, they are not being exploited, just showing how life is. I think people just need to chill out and enjoy the show for what it is…

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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