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"Shannon & Sophie" is a reality docu-series on UP that explores and celebrates the close, funny mother-daughter relationship of Shannon Tweed-Simmons, actress, model and wife of KISS legendary bassist/co-lead vocalist Gene Simmons, and their daughter Sophie Tweed-Simmons, an actress, singer and fashion designer. Gene Simmons and son Nick Simmons also appear in the show.

In the series, the "diamond duo" of Gene Simmons Family Jewels fame navigate the everyday challenges of celebrity life and start a new chapter in their lives as Sophie decides it's time to leave the family home and spread her wings as an adult — with Shannon flying protectively close behind.

Born into Rock and Roll royalty, raised in Hollywood and introduced to American TV viewers when she was 11, straight-laced Sophie is Shannon's loving daughter, best friend, and polar opposite. Sophie doesn't drink, has her own children's advocacy charity (Sophie's Place, centered in Surrey, British Columbia), and is diligently pursuing her acting and music ambitions after college. And as she turns 21, Sophie resolves to blaze her own trail, starting with finding her own home. Shannon can't help but follow Sophie, hoping to ensure that her daughter's path not only leads in the right direction but is wide enough for two.

Eventually out from under her parent's roof, but not their shadows, Sophie works on establishing her own voice. A path that takes her this season from LA to Nashville to sing with The Tenors, to New York to shoot a blog with Cosmo, and to Vancouver to sing the anthem in front of a packed stadium of football fans. Along for the ride, Shannon walks the fine line between meddling mother and supportive best friend. Shannon is grappling with being an empty nester and not really dealing with it. Still, she's is not done living her own life. While in an ongoing, constantly changing, hilarious battle of wills with her husband, Shannon takes on everything from dog adoption fairs to charity events. Together Shannon & Sophie share in each new experience with equal parts enthusiasm, and sarcastic commentary. They may be embarking on entirely different phases of their lives but both mother and daughter are always teaching and learning — by each other's sides, and in each other's faces.

"Shannon & Sophie" is producedy by Force Four Entertainment. Executive producers are John Ritchie, Rob Bromley and Gillian Lowrey. Producer is Dana Johl. Supervising Producer is Deborah Wainwright. Creative producers are Deborah Wilton and Ed Hatton. Directors are Mark Lawrence and Richard Yearwood. Directors of photography are Chris Elias and Shawn Viens. Senior story producer is Kate Green. Story producers are Beth Stewart and Laura Toplass. Story editor is Greg Laikin. Head of post-production is Jackie Sidoni. Editors are Justin Cousineau, Mike Addison, Gordie MacEachern, Garry Wallace, Judd Bakken, Erin Parks and Peter Steel.


FACTS

Network: UP
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: April 16, 2015
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Force Four Entertainment





  Rock Royalty Graces 'Shannon & Sophie' — Premiering Thursday, April 16, the new UP reality docu-series explores the close, funny mother-daughter relationship of Shannon Tweed-Simmons, actress, model and wife of KISS legendary bassist/co-lead vocalist Gene Simmons, and their daughter Sophie Tweed-Simmons, an actress, singer and fashion designer. Read more...





 
 
 
 
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