After seven seasons on A&E, the reality program Gene Simmons Family Jewels has been cancelled.
The show originally premiered in 2006 and starred Kiss member Simmons his partner (and now wife) Shannon Tweed and their children Nick and Sophie. While the series followed the day-to-day activities of the family, there was also some upheaval such as mutual face lifts, Gene’s sexual exploits and, of course, Tweed’s ultimatum and the eventual marriage.
Overall, 160 episodes were made of the show. The network released a statement, saying “For seven great seasons, Gene, Shannon, Nick and Sophie have been part of the A&E family, and we could not be more proud of the unparalleled run of Gene Simmons Family Jewels. On behalf of everyone at A&E, we’d like to thank the production team at Thinkfactory Media, Gene and his amazing family for their partnership, collaboration and for opening up their lives, warts-and-all, to us throughout the years.”
Gene also released a statement. “With Kiss on tour and with my other business commitments, we have decided to draw the final curtain on our show. It has been a wonderful, life-altering experience for our family, and after seven successful seasons, we feel it’s time to move on. A big thank you to A&E for allowing us to tell our story and a big thank you to our excellent producers Leslie Greif, Adam Freeman, Adam Reed and the team at Thinkfactory Media. This is not the end of our story, it’s the beginning of a new chapter. With love — Gene, Shannon, Sophie, and Nick.”
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