Leah Remini's Next TV Project Will Take On Another Controversial Religious Group

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Not too long ago, it was announced that Leah Remini would be making more unscripted TV shows courtesy of her development deal with A&E Networks. Now we know what her next project will center on, and for those wondering if she will be heading away from religion, the answer is "no." It will remain the central theme of her next project. The actress's next show will spotlight Jehovah's Witnesses. Unlike Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the upcoming project will be a one-time special, rather than a series.

For now, the known details about the special pertain to its subject. According to THR, the special will air after the third season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. It is unclear if the special will include interviews with former members, or speak to current Jehovah's Witnesses. Among the more known practices of Jehovah's Witnesses is that they do not accept blood transfusions and believe in political neutrality.

Without a trailer or further details on the special, it is unclear what narrative Leah Remini will be taking on the Jehovah's Witnesses; perhaps it is simply a deep dive into their belief system. The special marks Leah Remini's first non-Aftermath project with A&E Networks. Depending on how well the upcoming special is received, there could more projects in a similar vein. There are many things Remini could explore going forward and with her particular interest, there is no real ceiling on further points of intrigue.

The success of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath will be a tough act for Remini to follow. Her original series was a hit in the ratings and with critics. It even won a significant award. In 2017, the docuseries took home the Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series or Special. The show will return for its third season with eight one-hour episodes and five related specials. A premiere date for the third installment has not been announced.

Leah Remini now has even more time in her schedule to focus on her upcoming special and other projects for A&E Networks. In between seasons of Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini had taken on a higher profile role on the CBS comedy Kevin Can Wait. Following Season 1, Remini was upped to the series' female lead. Season 2 subsequently underwent a creative reboot that entailed Remini and her King of Queens co-star Kevin James headlining the series. CBS ended up cancelling the comedy, earlier this month.

There is currently no premiere date set for Leah Remini's upcoming special, so stay tuned. For shows that do have premiere dates, check out guide to TV's summer premieres. For a better understanding of what's been cancelled and renewed, check out our 2018 network TV rundown.

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