LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV has licensed all seven seasons, 168 episodes of the international hit reality series GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS which explores the life of tongue-wagging KISS front man Gene Simmons, his longtime girlfriend (and now wife) former Playboy Playmate of the Year, Shannon Tweed, their children Nick and Sophie and rescue dog, Snippy. GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS debuts on Thursday, October 3 with back-to-back episodes beginning at 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT. The network will then air a marathon on Saturday, October 5, including all 13 episodes of Season 1 from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET | 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT. The show will regularly air every Thursday night with back-to-back episodes starting at 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT.
"GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS is a one-of-kind look into the home life of an American icon," said AXS TV founding partner, Mark Cuban. "Gene Simmons continues to be at the forefront of American entertainment and this program extends our mission to bring music and pop culture back to television."
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS kicks off AXS TV's Thursday night comedy lineup which also includes performance series GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE at 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT.
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS gives viewers an up close and personal look at the anything, but ordinary family life of this not-so-nuclear family, as Gene and Shannon transition from 28 years of "Happily Unmarried Bliss," to finally tying the knot.
"GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS is the ideal complement to our Thursday night comedy block that also features GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE. The series offers fans intimate access to an irreverent family, who are relevant to fans of music and pop culture which is our audience," said Michele Dix, senior vice president, programming and development, AXS TV.
"I am truly happy that a new audience will get an inside look at my family and our lives," Simmons said. "Now that my children have grown up and left the house, watching the show will give me a continued sense of keeping an eye on them."
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS was produced by Thinkfactory Media and the Gene Simmons Company. Adam Freeman, Adam Reed, Gene Simmons, Erin Kelly, Moriah Muse and Leslie Greif were the series executive producers.
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Bringing music back to television, AXS TV, launched in July of 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, has created a one-of-a-kind, live television environment for entertainment and other cutting-edge trends. AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming offering an unparalleled experience to a nationwide audience by presenting unfiltered, uncensored and uncut access to entertainers and their performances. "AXS TV Concerts," indicative of the network's dedication to music programming, crosses genres and international waters to deliver everything from stadium tours to club acts to some of the most anticipated festivals on the calendar, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Stagecoach Festival in California and the British Summertime at Hyde Park Festival. A roster of diverse and unique talent is also a hallmark of the network with shows hosted by Dan Rather, performances by artists such as Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5 and Billy Joel as well as the top comics working the circuit on the signature "Gotham Comedy Live." Sports programming is led by "AXS TV Fights" which produces over 40 live mixed martial arts broadcasts a year in addition to the longest running weekly MMA news show on television, "Inside MMA." The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other TV providers. It is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. The network is spearheaded by a partnership including Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.
About Thinkfactory Media
Thinkfactory Media is a full-service production company that creates high-quality entertainment content. Renowned for award-winning productions, the company was the driving force behind the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (History), starring Kevin Costner. They are currently in production on the second season of their provocative docu-series Preachers' Daughters (Lifetime) as well as a second season of Marriage Bootcamp: Bridezillas (We tv) and just wrapped the recently announced Chasing Nashville (Lifetime) and The Hook Up (MTV). Other recent credits include: R&B Divas: Atlanta, starring Grammy Award-winning recording artist Faith Evans, and its spinoff series, R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One), The Great Santini Brothers(History), Spell-Mageddon (ABC Family), Prank My Mom (Lifetime)and Tony Danza: Teach (A&E), among many others. Find out more about Thinkfactory Media and its projects at www.ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow them on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.
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