Leah Remini Set To Explore Jehovah’s Witnesses In New A&E Series

Jehovah’s Witnesses subject of new A&E documentary

Leah Remini - Credit Splash Media
Leah Remini - Credit Splash Media

Following up to her successful Emmy-winning show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the actress’s next project will involve dissecting Jehovah’s Witnesses and their practices.

The show will appear on A&E and Remini will talk to members of the religion and possible abuses taking place. At this point there is no word of when it will be airing, but we will certainly keep you posted.

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Following the cancellation of “Kevin Can Wait” at CBS, Leah Remini reportedly has a new unscripted special at A&E in the works that will tackle the intricacies of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The star has a previous first-look production deal with the network to produce unscripted series following the success of her Emmy-winning show “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Remini will produce a special for the network during the break following Season 3 of the acclaimed docuseries.

It notes that Jehovah’s Witnesses, while based on biblical teachings, have come under fire over the years for practices similar to the church Remini left years ago. Practices including ousting or shunning members who have dissenting views, a blanket refusal to participate in politics and government, as well as not celebrating Christmas or birthdays are all things that the special reportedly will cover. Additionally, the religion has predicted the literal end of the world several times.

The news comes just days after CBS announced it’s pulling the plug on “Kevin Can Wait” after Season 2. The cancellation comes as a blow to fans of Remini and her pairing with former “King of Queens” co-star Kevin James. As previously reported, Remini was brought onto the show as a series regular after some retooling between Seasons 1 and 2 that saw Erinn Hayes’s character unceremoniously killed off the show. However, it seems that the retooling didn’t work, as the series didn’t last past the grand Remini experiment.

There’s currently no word on when the reported Jehovah’s Witness special will debut on A&E.

So what’s the chatter on social media? Let’s take a look at some thoughts from Twitter including some tweets from Leah Remini herself.

Some had different views, reaching out to Leah herself.

As she mentioned, Scientology, season 3 is now underway which was announced previously by A&E earlier this month. Click here for more News.

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