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[02/08/08 - 02:13 PM]
Gene Simmons Family Jewels Returns to A&E for an All-New Season
The show's third season will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, March 11th at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

[via press release from A&E]

GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS RETURNS TO A&E FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON

SEASON THREE OF THE HIT REAL-LIFE SERIES PREMIERES TUESDAY, MARCH 11 AT 10 PM ET/PT WITH BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES

Legendary rock star Gene Simmons and his unconventional family are back and better than ever for an all-new season of A&E's hit Real-Life series Gene Simmons Family Jewels, premiering with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, March 11th at 10:00 PM ET/PT. The 24 episode season kicks off with Gene preparing for the ultimate challenge � a lie detector test to determine if he has been faithful to Shannon Tweed, his "Happily UNmarried" companion of 24 years and the mother of his two children, Nick and Sophie.

A true test for the legendary ladies man, Gene will have to answer questions put forth by Shannon, as fans will find out if the 4,800 women Gene purports to have been with all occurred before 1983 � the year he and Shannon's relationship began. In addition to revealing the truth behind the rock star's storied sex life, the new season will feature a Gene Simmons Roast in which Gene gets verbally assaulted by friends and today's hottest comedians, the first ever KISS concert where the band performs as a trio, behind the scenes with Gene on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, Gene and Shannon's official "Happily UNmarried" honeymoon in Hawaii, Nick and Sophie abroad in Mexico and much, much more.

From Hawaii to Mexico, 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, Adam Freeman and Gene Simmons are the series executive producers. Gene Simmons Family Jewels is produced by The Greif Company and the Gene Simmons Company. Robert Sharenow and Neil A. Cohen are the A&E Executive Producers.

About Gene Simmons:

Gene Simmons co-founded KISS more than 30 years ago. KISS has broken box offices records set by Elvis and the Beatles and has just come off its 5X Platinum selling KISSOLOGY VOLUMES I, VOL II and VOL III.... 6 hr DVDs, 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 INDYCAR SERIES, including the fabled INDY 500.

About The Greif Company

Executive Producer Leslie Greif's, The Greif Company, premiered 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 96 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 "Intervention," "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," "The First 48" 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" and "CSI: Miami." 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.





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