[03/12/07 - 09:50 AM]
Gene Simmons Family Jewels Returns to A&E for an All-New Season
Season two premieres with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from A&E]



New York, NY, March 9, 2007 � Legendary KISS rock star Gene Simmons and his unconventional family are back and better than ever for an all-new season of the hit real life series Gene Simmons Family Jewels, premiering with back-to-back episodes on A&E Sunday, March 25th at 9:00 PM ET/PT. With its trademark warts and all style, the series promises to shock and entertain viewers as Gene and Shannon Tweed make television history with the broadcast of their dual facelift operations!

Talk about reality TV. For the first time ever, a celebrity couple allows cameras inside the operating room. Viewers will have an uncensored look at their plastic surgeries from pre-op to post-op, including the couple�s long road to recovery. In addition to revealing their new faces, the new season will show whether Gene and Shannon can continue to be �Happily Unmarried� after more than 20 years together, Nick preparing to leave for college, Sophie fast becoming a young lady, and Shannon�s determination to have another baby � all while Gene is living the life of a Rock God.

From New York to Vegas, London to Paris and as far reaching as the tropical paradise of Turks & Caicos, follow the Simmons-Tweed clan as they set out to prove, yet again, why they are the most non-traditional, traditional family in America.

Leslie Greif, Adam Reed and Gene Simmons are the series executive producers and Adam Freeman is the series co-executive producer. Gene Simmons Family Jewels is produced by The Greif Company and the Gene Simmons Company. Robert Sharenow and Didi O�Hearn are the A&E Executive Producers.

About Gene Simmons:

Gene Simmons co-founded KISS 34 years ago. KISS has broken box offices records set by Elvis and the Beatles and has just come off its 5X Platinum selling KISSOLOGY, a 6 hr DVD, as well as their 3X Platinum KISS ALIVE CD Box Set.

He has created Nickelodeon's MY DAD THE ROCK STAR cartoon and Oxygen's MR. ROMANCE. He has published his own magazine, GENE SIMMONS TONGUE and starred in movies such as RUNAWAY and WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE. He is a Best Selling Author of TWO New York Times and LA Times Books ("KISS AND MAKEUP" and 'SEX MONEY KISS",). He is partnered with Rich Abramson in the SIMMONS ABRAMSON MARKETING venture, which does exclusive worldwide branding/marketing for the INDY RACING LEAGUE, including the fabled INDY 500.

About The Greif Company

Executive Producer Leslie Greif�s, The Greif Company, is slated to premiere the eagerly anticipated film Brando at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. The film features Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Martin Scorsese, Jane Fonda, Robert Duvall, Edward Norton, Quincy Jones, Bernardo Bertolucci, John Travolta, Sean Penn, Jon Voight, John Turturro, and more. Greif also directed Think Film�s "Funny Money," which is currently in theaters and has just completed the first season of the new TBS microseries "Lovebites" � written and executive produced by Paul Reiser and directed and executive produced by Leslie Greif.

About A&E Network

Now reaching more than 91 million homes, A&E Network offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network�s signature Real-Life Series franchise, including the hit series �Dog the Bounty Hunter,� �Intervention,� �Gene Simmons Family Jewels,� �King of Cars� and �Criss Angel Mindfreak,� to critically acclaimed original movies, dramatic series and the most successful justice shows on cable. A&E is the official basic cable home to the high-profile series �The Sopranos,� �CSI: Miami� and �24.� The A&E Network website is located at www.aetv.com. The A&E Insider is located at www.aetv.com/insider. For more information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.

  [march 2007]  


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