Leah Remini Is About To Start Making A Lot More TV Shows

Leah Remini on a talk show
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Leah Remini is a busy woman, and she is about to get even busier. The actress, author, and activist's docu-series Scientology and the Aftermath was recently renewed for a third season and has been a massive hit for A&E. So it comes as little surprise the network wants to continue their budding partnership with Remini. Thanks to her burgeoning relationship with A&E Networks, Leah Remini is gearing up to make even more TV shows, as she's just signed a first-look deal with the network.

The Hollywood Reporter shared the news of Leah Remini's development deal with A&E Networks. The network's interest in continuing its relationship with Remini is unsurprising. Not only has her A&E show been a ratings success, but Scientology and the Aftermath won the Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series or Special in 2017. As part of her new development deal, Remini will produce new unscripted series for A+E Networks.

While Scientology and the Aftermath airs on A&E, it is important to note that Leah Remini's new series will not necessarily air on that network. Her deal with A&E Networks includes its namesake channel, Lifetime, and History, among others.

There is no word on when Leah Remini's new shows will premiere, or what they will be about when they do. Being that they are described as unscripted, you can probably expect Remini's upcoming series to continue in the vein of her Scientology-themed docu-series. In her part of the statement announcing the new deal, Remini said that she looks forward to "telling brave stories." Whether those stories will include more stories about Scientology, remains to be seen.

This latest news marks the continuation of Leah Remini's career resurgence. Since Remini competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2013, she has been on a bit of roll. In 2016, she hosted and produced the docu-series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. The show's second season premiered the following year and Season 3 is currently in the works.

Until Leah Remini's new shows on A&E start rolling out, you can catch the actress on the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait. In it, she stars opposite her King of Queens co-star Kevin James. Remini guest starred on the show in Season 1, playing Vanessa Cellucci, Kevin's former rival on the police force before he retired. Due to the popularity of her appearance, Remini was promoted to a series regular for Season 2. She eventually took over as the female lead of the series, following a huge cast shake-up and plot reboot.

No premiere date has been revealed for Season 3 of Scientology and the Aftermath. You can watch Leah Remini in the next episode of Kevin Can Wait, when it airs April 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. For more info on other TV shows that are coming up on CBS, check out our guides to TV's midseason and summer premieres.

Britt Lawrence

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