The "Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Season One" DVD will be released on December 19 and features all 13 original episodes from the debut season, exclusive interviews with the Simmons family, cast biographies, photo gallery, interactive menu and scene selection. Also available on December 19 is the "Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Season One Signature Series Collector's Set", exclusively at Amazon.com. This set features two DVDs with all 13 episodes of season one, one DVD with a feature-length presentation of "Biography: Gene Simmons", 20-page hardcover family photo album with photos personally selected by Gene as well as his commentary, a bonus CD with two unreleased songs from Gene, the never-broadcast pilot of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" and more.Variety.com recently reported that A&E has greenlit a second season of Gene Simmons' reality-TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels". The cable channel has begun production on 20 one-hour episodes for a premiere sometime in 2007. "Family Jewels" delivered an average 1.3 million viewers per episode. Show also improved its Monday-at-10 timeslot by 56% among adults 18-49 (766,000) and 45% among adults 25-54 (742,000) vs. the previous year. Second-season antics — which will continue to revolve around Simmons, longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed and their two kids — are sure to shock, Simmons told Daily Variety. "People's jaws will drop," he said. Show's appeal is strong because "everyone wishes they had this family. Every guy wishes he was me. It shows how you can be happy." Simmons announced on his web site that "Gene Simmons Family Jewels"' first episode was the most-watched series premiere of any A&E show since the launch of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" in August of 2004. There have been 12 new prime-time series since that date.
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