KISS to Develop TV Show for… Kids?

by | March 10, 2010 at 11:39 AM | TV News

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley (Richard Aaron)

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley (Richard Aaron)

KISS founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are teaming with the Canadian production company E1 Entertainment to develop a TV series aimed at kids.

The exact subject matter of the series has yet to be determined, says Variety, and it is unclear if the format will be live-action, animated, or some hybrid.

Until that is all hashed out, we’d like to suggest that KISS proactively record these new, G-rated versions of some of their greatest hits: “Lick That Lollipop Up,” “Love Nerf Gun,” “Detroit Rock LEGO City” and “Hotter Than Heck.”

Assaying the unlikely development deal, Frank Saperstein, E1′s senior VP of kids and animation content, says, “We’re honored to be involved in carrying on the KISS legacy. It’s wonderful to collaborate with the creative forces behind one of the greatest rock bands of all time and unquestionably one of the most recognized worldwide.”

Indeed, KISS – some 37 years after its formation – continues to wow the crowds with its pyrotechnic-laden performances, funky costumes and painted faces. The band even scored a plum showcase on last season’s ‘American Idol’ finale, where they rocked hard alongside Adam Lambert.

Simmons currently has a steady TV gig as a star of A&E’s ‘Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels,’ which wrapped its fourth season in August.