Leah Remini Joins ABC Pilot
It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen former The Talk host Leah Remini doing her day job — comedy.
Well now, Inquisitr has learned that Leah Remini has joined an ABC comedy pilot called White Van Man. The strangely titled sitcom is based on the British show Van, which sees a man (Kyle Bornheimer) forced to put his dreams on hold to take care of his family’s handyman business with his father Tony (J.K. Simmons).
Where does Remini come into this, you ask? Well, Leah plays Terry, Tony’s sister who is described in the treatment for the show as a Patricia Clarkson-y type of character with a bohemian style for fashion. Tony is a man who still wants to run the business but because of a heart broken is forced to take a back seat, which is problematic when he wants to take the reigns, and it’s Terry who has to keep him in line.
A talented bunch of people will be joining behind the scenes, including Bobby Bowman (writer for Raising Hope), Mark Gordan, Andrea Shay, and Paul Buccieri with Michael Fresno on board to direct the single camera series for ABC studios.
This move comes after several months from Leah’s departure from the Sarah Gilbert run show The Talk and marks yet another return to comedy from a television vet.
What do you think about the show’s premise? Are you happy to see Leah Remini back on a comedy show? Sound off here!