Twisted Sister's Dee Snider gets A&E reality TV show

Guest singer Dee Snider performs at the Monster

Guest singer Dee Snider performs at the Monster Circus show at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas. (Credit: Getty Images, 2009)

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Dee Snider says his family is "like The Huxtables meets The Munsters."

"And I'm Dr. Huxtable," said the Twisted Sister frontman who has gone on to become a radio talk show host and filmmaker as well. "I'm the normal one."

Well, the world will soon find out as the Sniders - Dee, wife Suzette, and their four kids, Jesse, Shane, Cody and Cheyenne - have signed on to do their own reality show, "Growing Up Twisted," for A&E, set to air later this year. The show is in production on Long Island, mainly in the Stony Brook area around the Sniders' home.

Snider said cameras will be all over Point Lookout on May 23 for the eighth annual Bikers for Babies Ride, the March of Dimes fundraiser he has been chairman of since it began. "So if you want to be part of the show, come on down," said Snider, adding that the rest of Twisted Sister may be on hand for the event. The show will also shoot at the Atlantic City Hilton this weekend, covering his appearance in "I Wanna Rock Live," where he might unveil a new song his son Jesse wrote and where Cheyenne might perform.

Those opportunities are why the Sniders got involved with the show, which they see as a way to jump start the careers of rocker Jesse, comic Shane and filmmaker Cody.

"I wanted to be the producer for my kids' careers - not in a stage parent way, since my sons are all in their 20s - so that they can have a better life and an easier time than I had," he said. "That means there's a lot more reality in our show."

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