Gene’s show has been handed the pink slip. Of course he puts his usual spin on it but it’s aver after 7 years. After my friend was an extra on it a few years ago and I found out it was all scripted, well that done me in on believing any of it… Now if they will just axe of the rest of these silly “reality” shows on the this A& E channel and the other channels, TV would be much better… Operation Repo, Pawn Stars, Hard Core Pawn, and every Cajun, redneck, big foot, U.F.O wedding, vacation, baby,,etc..well, you get the picture..
After seven seasons — leaving it with a longer run than ‘I Love Lucy’ or ‘The Honeymooners’ — ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’ has received its pink slip from the A&E Network. While the show never drew huge numbers, it was a genuine ratings phenomenon for the cable network, which has seen its profile rise considerably in recent years, largely thanks to the notoriety that tends to come with pointing a camera at Gene Simmons.
“For seven great seasons, Gene, Shannon, Nick and Sophie have been part of the A&E family, and we could not be more proud of the unparalleled run of ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels,’” the network said in a statement originally issued exclusively to the Hollywood Reporter. “On behalf of everyone at A&E, we’d like to thank the production team at Thinkfactory Media, Gene and his amazing family for their partnership, collaboration and for opening up their lives, warts-and-all, to us throughout the years.”