Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Gene Simmons Family Jewels is an American reality television series that premiered on A&E on August 7, 2006. The show follows the life of KISS bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons, his longtime partner and wife Shannon Tweed, and their two children, Nick and Sophie. Although it is presented as a reality series, it has been noted that some events shown on the show did not actually occur. One of these events was depicted in the finale of Season 3, where the viewer is led to believe that Gene purchased the Australian Football team Carlton Football Club, while in reality there is no record of the team being sold to him. In addition to this, the episode shows Gene convincing Brendan Fevola to join Carlton Football Club, while in reality Fevola had been playing for Carlton since he was drafted in 1998. Other events include casting biker extras, as well as a bit actor in the show. Prior to the third season, the series was the second highest rated series on A&E, behind Dog the Bounty Hunter. In Australia, the series is shown on the The Biography Channel every Wednesday at 8:30 pm on Foxtel and Austar. It is also shown on the free to air channel 7mate. The first three seasons were played back to back ending on April 1, 2009. Seasons 1-5 have been released on DVD. Season 6 premiered on June 14, 2011 on A&E with the episode "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do." In addition to relationship troubles between Simmons and Tweed, that culminated in the two marrying, the season shows Simmons' March 2011 visit to Israel. After the show’s most successful season ever, Gene Simmons Family Jewels returned for its seventh season on Monday, May 28, 2012 with a special one-hour premiere. In August 2012, A&E announced the seventh season will be the last, and Simmons added that he will not shop the series to other networks and, instead, will focus on the KISS tour and other business commitments.
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Season 1A&E | DirecTV Now | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Aug 8, 2006
Happily Unmarried Aug 8, 2006 Gene Simmons asked in long time girlfriend's sisters to plan a surprise birthday party for her, while he is in Vegas to attend the opening of a new Hotel.
S01 E02Aug 8, 2006
Next Generation Rock Star Aug 8, 2006 Nick starts his own band and Gene tries to take over. He becomes the manager and is overly critical of everything from clothes to the bands name. He even books a gig too soon for the band. Shannon takes young Sophie to a fashion week in Los Angeles.
S01 E03Aug 15, 2006
The Demon Lives Aug 15, 2006 When Gene doesn't get recognized at the tv studio by a security guard, he is let down. But then he learns that KISS is going to be honored on a TV special in Las Vegas, and his spirits are raised. Shannon wants another kid and won't let Gene attend the special until he helps make that happen.
S01 E04Aug 15, 2006
Driving Me Crazy Aug 15, 2006 Gene Simmons makes his daughter take self defense classes because she has started dating. Gene's son Nick is getting his driver license, which Gene didn't get until he was 35, and the two square off in a driving test challenge. The loser will be humiliated in public.
S01 E05Aug 22, 2006
Food Or Sex? Aug 22, 2006 Shannon and Gene go to a weight-loss spa. Gene is very unhappy to learn that not only is it a weight loss spa, but that he also is in seperate rooms from Shannon and that his food is being rationed. Nick and Sophie are left in control of their Aunt Tracy and things get out of hand quickly.
S01 E06Aug 29, 2006
Sexercise! Aug 29, 2006 Its career day at school, and Sophie decided to follow Gene around for the day. Shannon is furious to learn that Gene took 13 year old Sophie to the filming of a sexy exercise video.
Season 2A&E | DirecTV Now | Rent or Buy
S02 E14Jul 9, 2007
All Grown Up Jul 9, 2007 Gene takes Sophie to Paris, France for a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Of course, being his only daughter, Gene makes sure nobody takes advantage of his 14 year old daughter. Meanwhile, Shannon and Nick remain in London, Nick spend the day with a girl friend he made on the earlier episode (British Invasion) and thinks of staying in London for College
S02 E17Jul 30, 2007
Sucker Bet Jul 30, 2007 Sharon and Aunt Tracy are off to the Kentucky Derby and Gene insists on tagging along. A problem at the hotel leaves Gene wishing he would have stayed home. Tracy talks Sharon into betting $100,000 on a horse.
S02 E21Aug 20, 2007
Fact Or Fiction? Aug 20, 2007 In the second-season finale, Gene appears on Adam Corolla's radio show and is challenged to take a lie-detector test to verify his boasts regarding his sexual exploits. Afterwards, he is joined by Shannon for lunch with Hugh Hefner. Gene and Shannon then travel to Las Vegas for her sister's wedding.