Unscripted

Gene Simmons’ wife, daughter land W Network series

Shannon Tweed-Simmons (pictured, second from right) and her daughter Sophie (far left), the stars of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, are to be the focus of an upcoming series for W Network in Canada from Force Four Entertainment.
November 13, 2013

Shannon Tweed-Simmons (pictured, second from right) and her daughter Sophie (far left), the stars of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, are to be the focus of an upcoming series for W Network in Canada from Force Four Entertainment.

The 8 x 30-minute reality series will begin shooting in December, primarily in LA, Vancouver and Whistler, and will air in 2014.

The as-yet-untitled series will see the mother-daughter duo running into celebrities during their social and business events, with regular appearances from Gene Simmons.

It will also aim to capture the relationship between Shannon, a former actor and model, and her daughter, a straight-A student who runs a children’s charity in Vancouver.

“They’re a true dynamic duo – outgoing, savvy, enterprising and smart as hell,” said Force Four Entertainment’s executive producer John Ritchie. “Their legions of fans will be highly entertained as they rock into the next exciting chapter in their lives.”

“There is so much to love about this new series – from their mother–daughter dynamic to the unusual and highly entertaining big personalities in the world they live in,” added Vibika Bianchi, VP of original programming for women’s and family networks at Corus Entertainment. “We’re excited to see Shannon and Sophie open up their lives to W’s audience.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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