TLC Would Like You to Forget It Ever Made 'Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs'

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 21, 2013

Photo Credit: Cincinnati.com
Photo Credit: Cincinnati.com

Well, I hope you didn't lay any heavy bets that Pete Rose's foray into reality TV was going to be anything but a dud, because it seems his show on TLC has gone out with a whimper. 

Cincinnati.com reports on a peculiar finale for the show, Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.

John Kiesewetter, who writes the report, was really trying to give the reality series that features the MLB legend and his wife Kiana Kim a fair shake. 

As it turns out, it is going to be a real chore just to catch any of the previously aired episodes from here on out. Oh, and I wouldn't hold my breath for any new seasons either. 

The final two episodes of “Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs” aired last Sunday morning…not on TLC, not on Discovery…but on Discovery Channel’s little sister, the “Destination America” channel.

Yikes. I wonder if the network was trying to make room for old episodes of Say Yes to the Dress. Perhaps TLC wanted to make sure Honey Boo Boo got some valuable air time. 

It seems that the entire collection of the series was shown on Sunday, February 17 at 9 a.m. Yes, one of the best hitters in baseball history had his one reality show feature at the same time most of you were sleeping off a hangover. 

The report states the network was supposed to give the show a chance during spring training, when interest in the game is at a high. 

So, I guess you can consider two days after position players report in keeping with this promise, even if the show aired when some were heading out for their tee times. 

As for repeats, good luck. 

When I told the network that Cincinnati missed the show Sunday, and asked if and when “Hits & Mrs” will repeat so we can see them, I was told:

“It was on Destination America. They aired the entire series (Eps. 1-6) on Sunday morning. No other repeats on schedule. Thanks!”

It's almost like the network wants you to forget Pete Rose existed. Somewhere, an executive had to have offered, "Just show them all at once when no one is looking."

That's pretty much what TLC did. 

The network of Hoarding, Honey Boo and Couponing is too good for Pete Rose.

Hit me up on Twitter for more pop in your culture.