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Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
Leah Remini to play a conservative lesbian in Fox's Middle American family comedy pilot
The untitled multicamera comedy pilot from Rob McElhenney and fellow It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia executive producer Rob Rosell stars Remini as a woman who "fits the stereotype of a typical conservative. However, she leads a very progressive lifestyle as she is now married to a woman, Betty."
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Leah Remini is working on a special focused on Jehovah's Witnesses
The A&E special is the first under a new deal Remini signed with the cable network to produce new TV projects as she looks at other religions aside from Scientology.
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
Kevin Can Wait co-stars Kevin James and Leah Remini thank fans following cancelation
“I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world… Okay, maybe a season 3. Love to all," James joked on Instagram. James' former co-star Erinn Hayes hasn't formally responded to the news, but she did "like" a tweet about the cancelation.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
CBS cancels Kevin Can Wait after ratings decline following TV wife's death
Canceled after two seasons, Kevin Can Wait "is one of the biggest casualties at CBS this season," says Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, pointing to its "blazing" Season 1 start. Ratings, though, declined over the course of Season 1, prompting Kevin Can Wait to kill off Kevin James' wife character Donna, played by Erinn Hayes. But that controversial decision, which included bringing in James' King of Queens co-star Leah Remini, backfired. "The move had been acknowledged as a mistake," says Andreeva. "Viewers did not take it well, and ratings for Kevin Can Wait posted steep declines in Season 2, sending the series from the top of the heap to the bubble list." Kevin Can Wait also parted ways with co-creator and showrunner Bruce Helford during its first season, and he now is in charge of the hit Roseanne revival. Last week, Verne Gay explained Kevin Can Wait's struggles in the wake of Donna's death: "A weird black hole has existed at the center of Kevin this season because it's finally occurred to fans, viewers, really anyone, that Kevin hasn't a clue what happened to Donna and couldn't care less, either. Successful sitcoms float on a cloud of fake goodwill and bonhomie, even the most seditious of them (Seinfeld). By bumping off Donna, Kevin couldn't even fake that." ALSO: CBS has also canceled Mark Feuerstein's 9JKL.
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Leah Remini plans to develop new shows beyond Scientology as part of her new A+E Networks deal
Remini's two-year deal comes on the heels of A&E renewing Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath for Season 3.
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 6:35PM EDT
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath will be back for a third season
A&E has renewed Remini's unscripted series on Scientology.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Patton Oswalt would be on board for a King of Queens reunion on Kevin Can Wait
The A.P. Bio star says he has not been contacted by the Kevin James CBS sitcom. "And if they did, I would do it in a second,” he says. “King of Queens was one of the most fun times I've ever had. Getting to work with Kevin and Jerry Stiller and Leah (Remini), that was the best show. I loved it."
Posted Sunday 12/17/17 at 12:55PM EST
Leah Remini will reportedly return to A&E to investigate other “cult-like religions”
The Kevin Can Wait star, who won an Emmy for Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, is planning to kick off her new series by delving into the Jehovah’s Witnesses, according to Us Weekly.
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 7:01PM EDT
Erinn Hayes tweets that she’s “very aware” that Scientology is behind some of the Kevin Can Wait-bashing
The Church of Scientology says, via a spokesperson, that it has not attacked the CBS sitcom, which stars former member Leah Remini. But when a Twitter user tweeted at Hayes that some of the anti-Kevin Can Wait tweets she has been liking may have a Scientology agenda, the actress responded: “Very aware and don’t condone any of the bashing. Watch the show or don’t, but I find the personal attacks very ugly.”
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 5:44PM EDT
Erinn Hayes spent the last day liking tweets about her Kevin Can Wait character death
While Hayes’ fans were outraged by the acknowledgement of her character's death taking less than 20 seconds, the actress actively “liked” tweets complaining about her absence. CBS had promised that the reveal would “be treated with dignity and respect, and the show will move forward.”
Posted Sunday 9/10/17 at 1:58AM EDT
Creative Arts Emmys go to Meryl Streep, Common, RuPaul, James Corden, Samantha Bee and Leah Remini
Check out the complete list of winners from the Creative Arts Emmys, including a second win in a row for Corden for Carpool Karaoke. PLUS: Corden and Tom Hanks did a Carpool Karaoke in a school bus.
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Posted Wednesday 8/30/17 at 3:50PM EDT
Leah Remini: Scientology tried to get me to convert Kevin James
Remini says of her King of Queens co-star, “They always tried to get me to, (asking) ‘Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?’ I was like, ‘Because he’s Catholic. He doesn’t want anything to do with it. They let it go after a while, but usually you’d be expected to recruit, especially with somebody you work with for nine years.”