A&E Network will premiere the new reality series GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS this evening at 10:00 pm EST
Dad is Gene Simmons - the legendary, tongue wagging demon of KISS. Mom is Shannon Tweed -- former Playmate Of The Year, actress and model. And their kids, Nick and Sophie, are, well...surprisingly charming, well-behaved teenagers dealing with the trials and tribulations of adolescence, even though Mom and Dad are like no one else′s parents.
Gene and Shannon have been happily UNmarried for 22 years and have no plans of getting married any time soon. Gene is a rock star, and a multi-media magnate. He is also the kind of dad who brings Gatorade to his daughter′s soccer games and stands in the front row of his son′s rock band when they play gigs.
Tonights premiere episode is entitled HAPPILY UNMARRIED. Shannon Tweed hates surprises. Gene Simmons loves them. On his way out of town to attend the Grand Opening of the Hooter′s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, he asks Nick and Tracy Tweed (Shannon′s sister) to plan a surprise birthday party for Shannon on his behalf. While in Vegas, he gets roped into attending the wedding of a male fan and his fiance, and even gives the bride away. When Shannon inadvertently finds out that Gene was not only planning a surprise party for her AND that he attended someone else′s wedding, she decides to turn the tables on him, and give him a little surprise of his own - an ambush wedding! When "Mr. Happily Unmarried" for 23 years shows up to what he thinks is Shannon′s surprise birthday party, he gets the biggest surprise of his life.
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