Wednesday, March 10, 2010

KISS Plays With Children's Series

The rock band KISS, controlled by Gene Simmons, has finalized a production and development deal for a new children's TV series with Canadian studio, E1 Entertainment.

Founding KISS members, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will collaborate with the company to create a 'comedic half-hour' series.

"We’re honored to be involved in carrying on the KISS legacy,” comments Frank Saperstein, Senior VP, Kids and Animation, E1.

"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."

The KISS brand has been active as the new face of soft drink Dr. Pepper, their significant presence during Super Bowl XLIV and their appearance on the 2009 "American Idol" Finale, reaching over thirty million viewers.

"KISS continues to be the juggernaut of licensing and merchandising, from KISS M&M's to KISS Dr. Pepper,” said Simmons.

"KISS is a band, but also the only music BRAND. Continuing in our 35 year history of going where no band has gone before, we are proud to partner with E1. Like all things KISS, we intend to make this a very special show for our fans."

The as-yet untitled series will be produced/distributed worldwide by E1, from executive producers John Morayniss and Frank Saperstein for E1 and Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley for KISS. E1 and KISS will handle all licensing and merchandise for the series.

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