Actress Leah Remini is getting her own reality show on TLC, following her public separation from the Church of Scientology, the network announced Wednesday.
The former “The King of Queens” actress will star in the untitled 12-episode series, produced by Gurney Productions, that will showcase her life at home. Remini's husband, Angelo, and their 9-year-old daughter, Sofia, will also be featured on the reality show.
"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," Nancy Daniels, general manager of TLC, reportedly said in a statement. "This series continues our focus on creating compelling series about remarkable families, using heart and humor to anchor it to the TLC brand."
The series will reportedly follow Remini's life and showcase how a girl from Brooklyn, despite moving to Los Angeles, never left her roots behind.
Remini is popularly known for her role as Stacey Carosi on NBC’s sitcom “Saved by the Bell” and as Carrie Heffernan on CBS’ “The King of Queens.” She was also a co-host on “The Talk” before she was fired in 2011.
Remini had recently made headlines after opening up about her reasons for leaving the Church of Scientology.
“I started thinking of my own childhood and how I grew up resenting my mother because she was never home. In my house, it's family first - but I was spending most of my time at the Church. So, I was saying 'family first,' but I wasn't showing that. I didn't like the message that sent my daughter," she reportedly said.
Remini also said: "In the Church, you're taught that everybody is lost. They say they're loving, caring, non-judgmental people, but secretly, they were judging the world for not believing what they believed.”
She added: “To me, that is not a spiritual person. That's a judgmental person and that is the person that I was. I was a hypocrite, and the worst thing you can be in this world is a hypocrite."
According to reports, the Church later hit back at her, calling her a person with "an insatiable craving for attention" who "would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it, including omitting that she was participating in a program to remain a Scientologist by her own choice, as she was on the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses."