"GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS" RETURNS TO A&E FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON
SEASON SIX PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 14 AT 10 PM ET/PT WITH A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR EPISODE
New York, NY, May 18, 2011 - Legendary rock god and multi-hyphenate Gene Simmons returns with his unconventional family for an all-new season of A&E's hit series "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," premiering with a special one-hour episode on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Season six, which continues the longest running celebrity family-based series on television, begins with a shocking moment for America's most traditional, non-traditional family. With both kids away at college and Gene's rock star ego at an all time high, Shannon decides she needs to re-evaluate their relationship and leaves her longtime boyfriend.
Will Gene and Shannon fall to the reality show curse of having their family torn apart? With Nick and Sophie out of the house, they must decide if they want to move on with the next phase of their lives together. In the new season, viewers will get a fly-on-the-wall look at the state of Gene and Shannon's relationship as well as personal corners of their life that have never been explored. From Gene's emotional visit to Israel where he meets his father's side of the family that he's never met (including a visit to his estranged father's grave), to tracing Shannon's humble roots in Saskatoon, Canada as well as visits to the troops and a very special, relationship telling, trip to Belize.
"Gene Simmons Family Jewels" is produced by Thinkfactory Media and the Gene Simmons Company. Adam Freeman, Adam Reed, Gene Simmons, Moriah Muse, Erin Kelly and Leslie Greif are the series executive producers. David McKillop, Neil A. Cohen and Steven Harris are the A&E executive producers.
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