GENE SIMMONS: 'Family Jewels: The Best Of Seasons 1 & 2' DVD Due In August

According to KissAsylum.com, A&E TV Video will release "Gene Simmons Family Jewels: The Best of Seasons 1 & 2" DVD set on August 14. This 176-minute set features highlights from the first two seasons of the series, including the following episodes:

* "Happily Unmarried"
* "Next Generation Rock Star"
* "The Demon Lives"
* "Driving Me Crazy"
* "A Bun in the Oven"
* "Nice Day for a Facelift"
* "Face Off"
* "Master Gene Theater"

DVD extras include a bonus episode "Under the Knife" and Cast Biographies.

Variety reported last month that A&E has said yes to a third season of Gene Simmons' reality-TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels", upping its order to 24 half-hour episodes from last season's 20 installments.

According to Variety, the decision was an easy one: "Jewels" is A&E's second-highest-rated series ever in the 18-to-49 and 25-to-54 adult demographics, behind only "Dog the Bounty Hunter". "Jewels" did even better in its second season than in its first, leaping by 15 percent in total viewers to a 1.5 million average and climbing by 11 percent in adults 18 to 49 and by 8 percent in adults 25 to 54.

A&E's relationship with Mr. Simmons started with a one-shot "Biography" hour of the rock legend and KISS bassist/vocalist. That "Biography" episode scored so well in the Nielsens that A&E negotiated with Mr. Simmons and "Jewels" executive producer Leslie Grief to create a 13-episode weekly half-hour series that would delve into the rock star's life with his common-law partner, former Playboy Playmate Shannon Tweed, and their teenage son and daughter.

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