KISS/Hello Kitty TV show in development

2010's KISS x Hello Kitty clothing line has spawned a TV show about a Hello Kitty rock band that dresses in KISS makeup:

Yes, I'm serious: Kiss Hello Kitty (working title) is now in development, and it's based on this line of Kiss x Hello Kitty products, which made its debut in 2010. The show will feature "four Kiss x Hello Kitty characters living their rock 'n' roll dreams and bringing pink anarchy to every situation they are in."

Kiss' Gene Simmons is slated to be one of the executive producers, and the band sounds pretty pumped about the project. Says Paul Stanley: "Knowing and viewing The Hub as I do daily with my three children, it is the perfect home for us to bring the Kiss Hello Kitty juggernaut to yet another generation."

You heard it here first, folks. I'll keep you posted on when the series will make its debut.

So, on the one hand, this is a delightfully weird popculture trainwreck. On the other hand, Gene Simmons is a misogynist asshole, and I can't get all that enthusiastic about his executive producer role in an entertainment project aimed at little girls.

Exclusive: Hello Kitty and Kiss team up for a TV series [USA Today/Whitney Matheson]

(Thanks, Prezombie!)


  1. Why not a cartoon about a grumpy man that wears a bear suit and lies around eating and sleeping all the time – Rilakkuma

  2. Is this the same Gene Simmons who wanted to sue ‘pirates’ until they were broke and penniless and then remained silent when his son was caught ‘pirating’ others artwork for his comic?

    1. Probably.  But the kitties sweep all that before them.  I am buying a TV just to watch this one show.

  3. Yes, this is 100% happening.

    It would be fun to see. But you would need a NPR Hello Kitty Terry Gross to eviscerate Kiss Hello Kitty Gene Simmons.

    1. I’m bumping this a bit. If you have not heard this episode of Fresh Air it is to die for funny. This is a little excerpt:

      Terry Gross: So let me ask this. You say you’ve had sex with about 4,600 people. Women.

      Gene Simmons: Women. Yes.

      Terry Gross: Um, do you actually count? I mean do you have, like, a book

      –Gene Simmons: You know, you know, I never

      –Terry Gross: — in which you keep hash marks, or

      –Gene Simmons: …. almost 30 years ago, I started taking photos. Polaroids. And I still have them to this day. And so, when the book was being written, Crown Publishers, who published my book, wanted to know — you know, you can’t just say “I did this” and “I did that,” you have to give specifics. So I sat down and started counting. One, two, and so on. And arrived at about 4,600 and change.

      Terry Gross: Are you interested in music, or is the goal of being in a rock band to have sex a lot?

      It’s total genius!

      Here’s the link:

  4. I hope every episode ends with Kiss Hello Kitty (Hello Kissy, ty, vrplumber) doing a cover of one of KISS’ songs.

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