June 17, 2012Gene Found Fame on the Small Screen- Any time the KISS star has a chance to make a buck, he takes it. Back in 2006, A&E took a chance on Simmons and his family by signing up to film the show Gene Simmons Family Jewels. The show is now in its seventh season and is a ratings hit for A&E. Much of the plot centers around the parenting style of Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed. As expected, Simmons has branded everything possible associated with the show.