Leah Remini to Share Scientology Struggles on Reality TVBy: Kimberly Ripley - June 24, 2014
Leah Remini is headed to reality TV this summer and the new show will likely find her sharing some of her struggles in defecting from the Church of Scientology. Friends who supported the family during that trying time will be the guests of honor at a party thrown by the former King of Queens actress and her husband during the show’s first two episodes. She has been a very outspoken critic of the organization since her defection.
Remini left Scientology back in June of 2013 after being part of the organization for more than 30 years. Following her defection she told the press that “everything the church taught me was a lie.” The actress filed a missing persons report with the L.A. Police Department for Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige. When she asked Miscavige about his wife’s whereabouts she was pretty much told to mind her own business. The woman hasn’t been seen publicly in several years. The case was closed, however, leaving some to wonder if the wealth within the organization pads the palms of certain people within the L.A.P.D.
Fortunately Leah Remini’s new reality show will be a comedy, so it won’t solely deal with Scientology’s misgivings. In fact at one point Leah and her sister will hold a mock funeral for their still-living mother who worries how she’ll be remembered once she’s gone. It seems her mother is very much enjoying her time as a reality TV star.
“My mother thinks she’s a star anyway. She thinks she’s pretty genius and from this, she keeps saying things like, ‘I think I’m gonna get my own sitcom deal,’ she thinks she’s that hysterical,” Remini said. “My daughter, she doesn’t love it. She’s in negotiations right now with TLC. She’s considering continuing if she gets a Chanel purse. She has a whole list of things … so I hope that works out.”
“I’m so happy to be opening my home to TLC and to be sharing my family with you. We are blessed to be given this opportunity to work together as a family,” Leah Remini said recently in a statement. “However, beware – in these last 13 weeks of working on the show, my mother and stepfather already feel they are the true talent and breakouts of the show and expect to be offered sitcoms.”
It will be fun to see Remini back on TV. Leah Remini: It’s All Relative will premiere on TLC on July 10th at 10:00 P.M. Will you be tuning in?
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