Leah Remini’s reality show Leah Remini: It’s All Relative has been renewed for a second season by TLC.
The first season of the show aired this past summer and followed the lives of Leah, her husband Angelo Pagan, their daughter Sofia, 10, her mother Vicki and stepfather George, and her sister Shannon and her husband William. Also included in the cast are Sofia’s nanny Trish, Leah’s friend Lou, and her personal assistant Raffy. Season 1 was an instant hit and averaged one million viewers.
“We’re learning new ways to reconnect with each other, so it really has brought us closer together,” Remini said while filming season 1. “We’re stronger and we’re having so much fun together and this is something that the family loves to do.”
“My mother thinks she’s a star anyway. She thinks she’s pretty genius and from this, she keeps saying things like, ‘I think I’m gonna get my own sitcom deal,’ she thinks she’s that hysterical,” Remini continued. “My daughter, she doesn’t love it. She’s in negotiations right now with TLC. She’s considering continuing if she gets a Chanel purse. She has a whole list of things … so I hope that works out.”
According to Deadline, who was first to report the news, TLC has renewed Leah Remini: It’s All Relative for a 14-episode season, scheduled to air this summer.
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) March 25, 2015
Remini is probably best known for her role on the ’90s sitcom King of Queens. She also famously left the church of scientology in July 2013, which she openly discussed during the first season of her reality series. Leah chose to leave the church after she started questioning things that upset the church leader David Miscavige. More specifically, she wanted to know where his wife Shelly Miscavige was, since she had not been seen publicly since 2007.
“If you leave Scientology publicly, you, uh, have to be shunned… and that is the sad truth of it,” Remini explained. “In the church of Scientology, it is, you are not allowed to speak to anyone who’s left the church in any way.”
“You look through your phone [and] you’re like, ‘Oh, I can’t call this person.’ But you know, as we were in that time of loss and grief, still sad we lost our friends, we also have to look at what we do have,” she added. “We have great family. We have great friends still in our lives.”
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