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 Shannon Tweed
, and their two children, Nick
Although it is largely 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.
Prior to the third season, the series was the second highest rated series on A&E, behind Dog the Bounty Hunter.
, the series is shown on the Bio Channel every Wednesday at 8:30 pm on Foxtel
. It is also shown on the free to air channel "7 Mate". The first three seasons were played back to back ending on April 1, 2009.
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