With the kickoff of its inaugural season less than five weeks away, the KISS-owned L.A. KISS of the Arena Football League is headed to reality TV.
Thinkfactory Media, the same production company behind KISS bassist Gene Simmons' "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" program, will produce the 10-episodes series on the team, which will begin airing on AMC during the summer.
In a statement, KISS' Paul Stanley says that, "We are thrilled to partner with AMC in bringing our show to the viewing public. Anyone who knows Gene and I know we have never played by the rules. The 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 reality exec Eliot Goldberg added that, "We look forward to capturing all the trials and tribulations of launching a sports franchise in a great sports city like Los Angeles. 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 owner’s box just adds another great dimension to the series."
The L.A. KISS' star player is Colt Brennan, a 2007 Heisman Trophy finalist at the University of Hawaii who played with the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders of the NFL and in the Canadian Football League.
But more than just on the field, Stanley tells us the L.A. KISS will be a total entertainment package:
"The idea of...bringing entertainment back. I've said it before, but the idea that during halftime you get someone dressed like a hamster running around on the field, that's not enough. The KISS philosophy has always been bang for buck, so we will make sure that besides a great team, which we already have, there'll be great entertainment and it won't cost you your car or mortgaging your house. We have a season ticket available for $99."
Stanley is preparing for the April publication of his memoir "Face The Music: A Life Exposed," while KISS is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.