Kiss make 'reality show' deal

on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:10
Gene Simmons

Kiss founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have signed a deal with AMC for a new reality show that will document the launch of the band's new Arena Football team L.A. Kiss.

The as-yet-untitled series will feature 10 episodes and is set to debut this summer on the cable network, according to Hollywood Reporter. Thinkfactory Media, who worked with Simmons on 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels,' will produce the new series.

"We are thrilled to partner with AMC in bringing our show to the viewing public," Stanley said. "Anyone who knows Gene and I knows we have never played by the rules. This opportunity to see the making of our team of rebels, the L.A. Kiss, from behind the scenes will once again show everyone that we play to win."

AMC's Senior Vice President for Unscripted Programming Eliot Goldberg told the Hollywood Reporter, "We look forward to capturing all the trials and tribulations of launching a sports franchise in a great sports city like Los Angeles."

He adds, "These are incredibly dedicated athletes, coaches and management who want to win, and the fact that the team has rock and roll royalty in the owners box just adds another great dimension to the series."