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."