Leah Remini is set to become the star of a reality series that will air on TLC, along with her other family members, and the show track their activity as they go about their daily lives.
Although she did not become a huge star after her big show like her co-star Kevin James did, Leah Remini was the wife on the popular sitcom The King Of Queens. The show aired on CBS, and ran from 1998 until 2007.
The show will be presented to audiences from Gurney Productions, the producers behind Duck Dynasty. Remini’s family’s show does not currently have a title, but the network announced that it had picked up 12-episodes of a half-hour docu-series.
Typically, celebrities have not been known to switch to reality television, but Mark Wahlberg and his family have also been seen on the new A&E reality series The Wahlburgers, showing that other people can do it too. Leah Remini is not as big as the Wahlberg’s though, and it is hard to know if people would be interested in a show that will focus on her family.
@apangelo @LeahRemini I'm excited for you both!!! Can't wait to see you two and your family on tv this summer!!!!
— Steph (@x3pinkyx3) March 5, 2014
@LeahRemini omg just read variety u have new reality show!congrats!#sohappyforleah
— Shelly Day (@shells1954) March 5, 2014
She is a native of Brooklyn, New York, although the actress is currently living in Los Angeles. She has been married to her husband Angelo for 10 years, and he helps run their family diner. In addition to following their activities as a couple, the show will focus on their 9-year-old daughter Sofia, Remini’s opinionated mother, and eccentric stepfather, and her sister, and brother-in-law.
Remini has been in the news a lot as of recently due to her recent break from Scientology. She was even referred to as a bigot by Kirstie Alley, and admitted that she was a hypocrite.
Nancy Daniels, the general manager of TLC, spoke of Leah Remini’s character, and how she will work well with the network when saying “Leah is a no-nonsense, hard-working, relatable mom, wife, daughter, and sister. Her sharp humor and unfiltered family are a perfect match for the network.”
In addition to her time spent on The King Of Queens, she has appeared briefly on shows such as Dancing With The Stars and The Exes, and was also a co-host of The Talk.
Leah Remini’s upcoming reality series is set to debut this summer. Production will begin next week.
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