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A&E Cancels “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”

Submitted by on August 15, 2012 – 9:00 pm Comments

A&E has kissed “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” goodbye.  The show featuring KISS Bassist Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, and their two children Nick and Sophie has been canceled because with Gene touring and the family having other commitments, there just is not any time. A&E tells The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”

Some would think Gene is likely devastated by losing out on the money, but really he is so busy the show is probably just harder to keep up with doing the TV show now and with his kids now grown up and doing their own things there really just is not enough going on anyway. Gene and his family released the following 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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I have to say it will be sad to see them go because I have followed them on TV for a few years and it has been one of the few non TLC shows I can tell you anything about. On the other hand though “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” has had a good run and you know Gene Simmons would not do it if he was not making money off of it. I do think it is cool that we were given this glimpse into their lives the last 6 years, we have watched them laugh, cry , fail succeed, watched their kids grow, and have their what were you thinking moments. Thanks for the memories Simmons/Tweed Family.

Kimberly Bureau

Mother of two girls and loves everything about Celebrity News. Writer of “What The Hell”.

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