Legendary KISS bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons will once again let viewers take a peek into his "non-traditional" family as his hit reality series Gene Simmons Family Jewels premiere with a special one-hour episode on Sunday 10pm on A&E. The 15-episode season kicks off with the sweet sixteen party of his daughter Sophie Tweed-Simmons. However, the celebration does not go as planned when a seemingly innocuous case of sibling rivalry spirals out of control. Blame it on 21-year-old Nick, who wanted to turn the low-key party into something party, and he's bent on pulling on dad's heartstrings and sense of theatrics to make it happen. All these, of course, to the dismay of Sophie, who's more often than not painfully shy.
After the Gene Simmons Family Jewels opener, the rest of the season features Gene's appearance on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and his stint on a Japanese monster flick. Meanwhile, wife Shannon also has some appearances of her own, with a role in a roller derby exploitation film. Nick is also set to get his own apartment, while Sophie will fend off ill-intentioned teenage boys. All the while, the Simmons family is out to prove that they're indeed the most "non-traditional, traditional" family in America.
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Born in 1949 in Israel, Gene Simmons is the only child of his German Nazi Concentration Camp survivor mother. He co-founded KISS in the early 1970s. Most recently, he appeared on the finale of the Fox hit American Idol, where he performed Rock and Roll All Nite and Detroit Rock City. Gene Simmons Family Jewels
debuted on August 7, 2006.
Catch the premiere of Gene Simmons Family Jewels
' fourth season on Sunday 10pm on A&E.- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff columnist
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