“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
singer, songwriter, and Beatle
Gene Simmons Family Jewels lasted 167 episodes and seven seasons on the A&E network. (I Love Lucy, generally considered one of the greatest and most successful TV shows of all time, lasted 145 episodes.) We began shooting in 2006 and finished in 2011. We were seen around the world, in eighty-four countries. You can still watch us in reruns everywhere from South Africa to Bulgaria.
Since doing the show, Leslie Greif, the executive producer, has become a major force in television. His Hatfields & McCoys miniseries won three Emmy Awards.
I approached Leslie with the idea of doing a TV special that would show ...