TLC announced it will unveil its new series Leah Remini: It’s All Relative on Thursday, July 10 at 10 PM ET. Last March, the Discovery Communications network announced it had ordered 12 half-hour episodes of a reality series following Leah Remini, who starred opposite Kevin James on CBS’ long-running comedy King Of Queens and served a short stint as one of the co-hosts on CBS’s syndicated The Talk, did a turn on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and recurs on the TV Land series The Exes. But Remini may be best known these days as the celebrity who went very public about leaving Scientology. In the premiere episodes, airing back to back on July 10, Remini and her husband Angelo decide to throw a party for friends who stuck by them since they left the Church of Scientology, TLC said.
The series, from Duck Dynasty producer Gurney Productions, follows Remini’s family life in Los Angeles and also will spotlight the couple’s 9-year-old daughter Sofia, Remini’s opinionated mother, eccentric stepfather, sister and brother-in-law. Cast also includes Remini’s housekeeper, Sofia’s British nanny, and Leah’s personal assistant. Today, TLC said the show’s “extended family” will now includes a producer and a few cameramen. “This series continues our focus on creating compelling series about remarkable families, using heart and humor to anchor it to the TLC brand,” the network said back in March.
“I’m so happy to be opening my home to TLC and to be sharing my family with you,” Remini said in today’s announcement, adding, “Beware – In these last 13 weeks of working on the show, my mother and stepfather already feel they are the true talent and breakouts of the show and expect to be offered sitcoms.”