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Sep 24

AXS TV Acquires ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’

Before there was Miley Cyrus’ tongue, there was Gene Simmons’. AXS TV has licensed all seven seasons of Gene Simmons Family Jewels and will debut the 168-episode franchise on Thursday, October 3 at 8 PM ET with back-to-back episodes. AXS will then run a marathon of the docu-soap’s 13-episode first season on Saturday, October 5 starting at 3:30 PM ET, after which the reality series will run regularly on the network’s Thursday nights at 8 PM ET. The series that premiered on A&E in August of 2006, is known for following the life of the KISS bassist and vocalist, and for becoming a topic of conversation among reality-TV purists who objected to the series’ use of some staged events. In its first two seasons on A&E, GSFJwas that network’s second highest rated series, behind only Dog The Bounty Hunter. A&E ran seven seasons of the series.

GSFJ production house Thinkfactory Media was acquired by Britain’s ITV in June and, this month, promoted GSFJ co-creator/EP Adam Reed  to EVP.

Read more at: http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/axs-tv-acquires-gene-simmons-family-jewels/