Jennifer Wulff and Laura J. Downey
August 14, 2006 12:00 PM

A&E (Mondays, 10 p.m. ET)

REALITY

See Gene do yoga, see Gene get acupuncture, see Gene change the kitty-litter box. Then see me yawn. I can’t be the only one who’s over these “reality” shows that manufacture moments in an effort to be outrageous. But what else can he do? The Kiss star and his longtime partner, former Playboy playmate Shannon Tweed, are loving parents to a pair of well-behaved teens. Which is why scenes like Dad flirting with a gaggle of Hooters girls get more play than sweeter ones, like when he gives son Nick, 17, advice on how to gain fans for his own fledgling band. “When a vacuum cleaner salesman comes knocking on your door, he’s not selling a vacuum cleaner—he’s selling himself,” he says, sounding very Dr. Phil. “You buy him, you buy the vacuum.” I’d buy this show if it focused on this side of Simmons.

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