A&E Cancels Gene Simmons Family Jewels

Megan Masters

A&E has cancelled its long-running reality series Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

“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 cabler announced Wednesday in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter (who first reported the news). ”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.”

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The rock legend and his family echoed the network’s sentiments, calling their time on the docu-series “a wonderful, life-altering experience.”

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Family Jewels — which followed the unconventional lives of Kiss bassist Simmons, Shannon Tweed and their two children — launched in 2006 and quickly became a ratings hit for A&E. Since then, the network has broadened its programming, with new reality fare (Storage Wars) and scripted successes (The Glades and Longmire).

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