She trashes Scientology
Leah Remini's reality series will premiere on Thursday, July 10 at 10/9c on TLC.
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During the back-to-back premiere episodes of Leah Remini: It's All Relative, fans will get to watch Leah and her husband Angelo throw a party for the friends who stuck with them since leaving the Church of Scientology. Remini notoriously left the Church in June 2013 after more than 30 years, saying "everything the church taught me was a lie."
However, the post-Scientology party won't be all religious drama. Angelo sees the event as an excuse to get rid of their daughter Sofia's swing-set, much to Leah's chagrin. And when an argument goes too far, her mother Vicki begins to worry how she'll be remembered when she dies so Leah and her sister Shannon decide to throw a living funeral for her.
A second-generation Scientologist, the King of Queens star defected in July 2013 after reportedly falling out of favor with the church for questioning the leadership of highest-ranking member David Miscavige and challenging the church's policy to isolate its members from their families. "I believe that people should value family, and value friendships, and hold those things sacrosanct," Remini said. "It doesn't matter, it could be anything. I thought about the family being broken up for some other cause, and I'm not about to shut up."
"I'm so happy to be opening my home to TLC and to be sharing my family with you. We are blessed to be given this opportunity to work together as a family," Remini said in a statement. "However, 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 reports seattlpi."