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Gene Simmons Family Jewels Canceled By A&E

Gene Simmons Family Jewels Canceled By A&E
8/19/2012 6:03 PM ET

After seven seasons, Gene Simmons' reality TV series Gene Simmons Family Jewels has been cancelled by A&E. According to Simmons, the decision to end the show stemmed from "scheduling conflicts."

The Simmons family said in a statement: "With KISS on tour and with my other business commitments, we have decided to draw the final curtain on our show . . . This is not the end of our story, it's the beginning of a new chapter."

For its part, the network thanked the family for appearing in the show.

"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 network said in a statement originally issued exclusively to the Hollywood Reporter.

"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."

by RTT Staff Writer

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