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.
Leah Remini will produce a special for A&E focusing on Jehovah's Witnesses that will air during a break following season three of the Emmy-winning 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' https://t.co/hoMgFLxlqQ
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 22, 2018
Jehovah Witnesses ay? will you one day do the Catholic Church I would have a lot to say about that. I could be your consultant. Ha
— Adele Saccarelli-Cavallaro (@SaccarelliAdele) May 23, 2018
Looking forward to it. I was once a member of the Jehovah’s witnesses. It’s like any religion; another controlling group.
— Ed Alicea (@ed_alicea) May 22, 2018
Do LDS next!
— John Condry (@JohnCondry1) May 23, 2018
Love her! Going after all the cults!
— James S (@rantyravejames) May 22, 2018
LISTEN!!!! I am here for it!
— Pastor Holy Whore. (@DanniBris24) May 22, 2018
@LeahRemini thank you for getting involved with exposing the truth about JWs and the organization behind it. So many of us have lost so much and we need this.
— All Cops Can Fuck Off (@Quarentired) May 23, 2018
Some had different views, reaching out to Leah herself.
Lol.. finish exposing scientology before moving on.. you cant speak on something you’ve never been a part of.. ?
— Lynn (@shanemorash1) May 23, 2018
I am not speaking, the victims are. And we are not done with Scientology, season 3 is underway https://t.co/LAkV2D3QjD
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) May 23, 2018
Why are you set upon attacking various beliefs, especially one’s that you have little or no experience with, e.g., Jehovah’s Witnesses.
— Mark Reed (@reedm1012) May 23, 2018
We are not attacking religious beliefs, we are attacking the abusive policies and practices of those who hide behind the shield of religion and giving a voice to those who have suffered. Hopefully to prevent more suffering in the future https://t.co/M7hwZDtDpy
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) May 23, 2018
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