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Leah Remini to Star as Conservative Lesbian in Untitled Fox Comedy Pilot

Leah Remini to Star as Conservative Lesbian in Untitled Fox Comedy Pilot
Leah Remini just landed herself a very patriotic TV role — and on Flag Day, no less!

The actress has been tapped to star in an untitled comedy pilot at Fox, penned by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia scribes Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell.

The potential series stars Remini as Jean, a self-described patriot who loves her country and firmly believes in everyone’s right to be left alone. Though she fits the stereotype of a typical conservative, Jean leads a very progressive lifestyle and is now married to a woman, who helps Jean raise her two sons, as does
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Leah Remini to Star in Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell Fox Comedy Pilot

Leah Remini to Star in Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell Fox Comedy Pilot
Leah Remini has joined the untitled Rob McElhenney-Rob Rosell comedy pilot at Fox, Variety has confirmed.

Remini will play Jean, who considers herself a patriot who loves her country and firmly believes in everyone’s right to be left alone. Jean in many ways fits the stereotype of a typical conservative. However, she leads a very progressive lifestyle as she is now married to a woman, Betty. Together, they’re raising Jean’s two boys with the help of the boys’ father and Jean’s ex-husband, Richie, who currently lives in the garage.

Remini most recently starred in
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Leah Remini To Star In Fox’s Rob McElhenney & Rob Rosell Comedy Pilot

Leah Remini is set to topline Fox’s off-cycle half-hour multi-camera comedy pilot from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by McElhenney and Rosell, the untitled comedy centers on a woman, Jean (Remini), her ex-husband and her new wife who work together to raise a family in middle America. Remini’s Jean considers herself a patriot who loves her country and firmly believes in everyone's right to be left…
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Leah Remini to Play Conservative Lesbian in Fox's Middle-America Comedy

Leah Remini is moving from CBS to Fox.

The actress has been tapped to star in Fox's untitled Middle America family comedy from the team behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Picked up with an off-cycle pilot order in May, the project revolves around a woman, her ex-husband and her new wife, who all work together to raise a family in Middle America. The comedy hails from 20th Century Fox Television.

Remini will play Jean, who considers herself a patriot that loves her country and firmly believes in everyone’s right to be left alone. Jean in ...
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Will Catherine Zeta-Jones (‘Cocaine Godmother’) add an Emmy to her mantel after victories at Oscars and Tonys?

Will Catherine Zeta-Jones (‘Cocaine Godmother’) add an Emmy to her mantel after victories at Oscars and Tonys?
She’s won an Oscar. She’s won a Tony. Can she now win an Emmy? Catherine Zeta-Jones is on the 2018 Emmy ballot for Lifetime’s telefilm “Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story,” in which she portrays a real-life drug dealer in the trafficking industry. A year ago the idea of Zeta-Jones coming to television seemed far-fetched, but then she took on the iconic role of Olivia de Havilland in Ryan Murphy‘s “Feud: Bette and Joan.” Zeta-Jones didn’t earn any Emmy love for that project, but might she receive a nomination for “Cocaine Godmother”?

Zeta-Jones prevailed at the Oscars for Best Supporting Actress for “Chicago” (2002), while her Tony came for Best Actress in a Musical for “A Little Night Music” (2010). Should she win an Emmy, she’d join the esteemed triple crown of acting club that includes such legends as Maggie Smith, Jessica Lange and Al Pacino. It
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‘Strange Angel’ Producers On How Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Fits Into the Show’s Sex Cult

CBS All Access’ new drama “Strange Angel” explores the true, bizarre, dual life of Jack Parsons, a 1930s rocket enthusiast who helped create Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory but also fell into an occult religion than performed magic sex rituals. As he got deeper into Thelema, the religious movement created by Aleister Crowley, Parsons also became tight with L. Ron Hubbard — the sci-fi writer who would eventually create Scientology.

Hubbard doesn’t make an appearance in Season 1 of “Strange Angel,” which mostly focuses on Parsons’ early obsession with rockets and his belief that humans might one day break into space, along with his early curiosity in the occult and what led to him being recruited into that world.

But “Strange Angel” creator Mark Heyman, who adapted George Pendle’s book of the same name, said he won’t shy away from Hubbard and his relationship with Parsons when the time comes.
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Kevin Can Wait: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on CBS?

Vulture WatchCan Kevin Gable make it without Donna? Has the Kevin Can Wait TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season? The television vulture is watching the latest cancellation and renewal news so this page is the place to track the status of Kevin Can Wait, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the CBS television network, Kevin Can Wait stars Kevin James, Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Cartwright, Mary-Charles Joes, James Digiacomo, Gary Valentine, Leonard Earl Howze, and Leah Remini. The sitcom centers on Kevin Gable (James). In the first season, this former police officer yearned to revel in his retirement. The second installment opens a year after the events of the season one finale. Now,
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Allison Mack Isn't the Only Hollywood Star to Join a Cult — These Other Celebs Are Members Too

As more revelations emerge about former Smallville actress-turned-sex-cult member Allison Mack, including her role in allegedly recruiting female sex slaves for the bizarre Nxvim (pronounced Nex-ee-um) cult leader Keith Raniere, bigger questions are raised concerning how the popular actress got involved with a cult at all. After her arrest, it was reported that the 35-year-old actress not only recruited members for Raniere to have sex with, but she also blackmailed them with compromising pictures, and helped hold them down and brand them with a symbol that was a mix of Mack's and Raniere's initials. Raniere and Mack's trial is set to begin October 1, and if they're convicted, they will face 15 years in prison, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Why do celebrities get involved in cults? Mack is certainly not the only Hollywood celeb who is a cult member, but she is among those who joined cults voluntarily as adults. "I
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Amazon Greenlights New Ferrell/ McKay-Produced, Kal Penn-led Docu-Series

Amazon Prime Video has today announced it has greenlit an untitled docuseries from Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short), Will Ferrell (Elf) and Adam Davidson (co-founder of NPR’s Planet Money) and hosted by Kal Penn (Designated Survivor). This new documentary series will give Prime members extraordinary insight into the global economy and its comedic eccentricities, all through a sardonic lens unique to McKay.

Penn, former White House Associate Director of Public Engagement, will take viewers around the world to meet the geniuses, madmen and hucksters who make the decisions—and investments—that change our lives. From cryptocurrency and money laundering to death and corruption, the series will explore how money, greed and power affect our hyper-connected world.

“Adam McKay is well known for finding the humour and absurdity in mind-blowing true stories, and we’re excited to bring that to Prime members with this series,” said Heather Schuster,
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Leah Remini's Next A&E Project to Tackle Jehovah's Witnesses

Leah Remini has her sights set on a new project for A&E, one that will keep her focused on religion.

According to sources, Remini will produce a special for A&E that focuses on Jehovah's Witnesses, to air during a break following season three of the Emmy-winning Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. The religion, while based on biblical teachings, has come under fire for some practices such as ousting or shunning members who have dissenting views, refusing to participate in politics or government, not celebrating birthdays or Christmas, and for multiple predictions of armageddon that have, obviously,...
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Amazon Orders Docuseries from Adam McKay, Will Ferrell Starring Kal Penn

Amazon Orders Docuseries from Adam McKay, Will Ferrell Starring Kal Penn
Kal Penn is going to solve the world economy — maybe.

Penn will star in a new documentary, as yet untitled, about the global economy for Amazon, to be produced by Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Adam Davidson (co-founder of NPR’s “Planet Money”).

The new docuseries will offer insight into the economy and its comedic eccentricities, all through a sardonic lens.

“Look, I’m terrible at math and really good at sophomoric humor, so the idea that we can explore economics around the world by visiting places like a dildo factory in California piqued my interest,” said Penn. “To have
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Allison Mack Isn't the Only Hollywood Star to Join a Cult — These Other Celebs Are Members Too

As more revelations emerge about former Smallville actress-turned-sex-cult member Allison Mack, including her role in allegedly recruiting female sex slaves for the bizarre Nxvim (pronounced Nex-ee-um) cult leader Keith Raniere, bigger questions are raised concerning how the popular actress got involved with a cult at all. After her arrest, it was reported that the 35-year-old actress not only recruited members for Raniere to have sex with, but she also blackmailed them with compromising pictures, and helped hold them down and brand them with a symbol that was a mix of Mack's and Raniere's initials. Raniere and Mack's trial is set to begin October 1, and if they're convicted, they will face 15 years in prison, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Why do celebrities get involved in cults? Mack is certainly not the only Hollywood celeb who is a cult member, but she is among those who joined cults voluntarily as adults. "I
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CBS Chief Reveals Reason Why 'Kevin Can Wait' Was Canceled After Just Two Seasons

It seems Kevin Can't Wait. The CBS sitcom starring Kevin James was recently canceled by the network after just two seasons — and now fans of the series want to know exactly why. "The numbers," Kelly Kahl, the CBS Entertainment president, told Deadline in a new interview. "It was a strong show for us, it’s had a lot of decline this year, it was heading in the wrong direction. The numbers were going down as the year went on and looking forward, it didn’t look like a show that was going to be strong enough to anchor a night for us going forward." Kevin Can Wait made headlines after Season 1 when it fired Erinn Hayes, who played Kevin's wife, Donna Gable, on the series. As part of the plot, Donna died, leaving behind her husband and three children. However, the series never really explained how, which left many fans
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Kevin Can Wait: Why CBS Cancelled the Kevin James Sitcom

Why was Kevin Can Wait cancelled? Recently, CBS chief Kelly Kahl explained the network's decision to end the TV show after two seasons, Deadline reports.The sitcom stars James as Kevin Gable, a former police officer who, after the death of his wife, finds himself working for his old rival, Vanessa (Leah Remini), at her security firm. The cast also includes Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Cartwright, Mary-Charles Joes, James Digiacomo, Gary Valentine, and Leonard Earl Howze.Read More…
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CBS Programming Bosses ‘Feeling Good About Our Diversity’ With Fall Schedule

CBS’ fall 2018 schedule includes seven original scripted series with people of color in leading roles. The number represents a significant uptick for a lineup that has for years been criticized for a dearth of onscreen inclusion.

“We’re feeling good about our diversity,” said CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl, who spoke with reporters Wednesday along with top CBS programming exec Thom Sherman at a breakfast where they revealed the network’s fall schedule.

After the two execs were elevated to their current positions last year, they faced a barrage of questions about diversity and inclusion at the Television Critic Association summer press tour.
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‘Kevin Can Wait’: CBS Admits That Viewers Were Not Happy With Erinn Hayes’ Character’s Death

‘Kevin Can Wait’: CBS Admits That Viewers Were Not Happy With Erinn Hayes’ Character’s Death
A year ago, Kevin James told a reporter that his CBS sitcom, “Kevin Can Wait,” had killed off Erinn Hayes’ character on the show in order to give the show a longer life. Last week, CBS canceled the sitcom after two seasons.

On Wednesday, CBS execs admitted that the choice to make James’ character a widower didn’t go over well with viewers. “Creatively, the show made a choice at the beginning of last year,” said CBS Entertainment senior executive vice president Thom Sherman. “We agreed to go along with it and unfortunately the audience didn’t respond to it.”

CBS first revealed the storyline last summer during the Television Critics Association press tour, after the choice was made to bring James’ “The King of Queens” co-star, Leah Remini, on “Kevin Can Wait” full time.

As part of a massive shift when “Kevin Can Wait” returned for its sophomore run,
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Kevin Can Wait: CBS Comedy Cancelled After Two Seasons

The reunion of Kevin James and Leah Remini was short-lived. CBS decided to give the axe to the sophomore comedy Kevin Can Wait. The news was announced yesterday along with cancellation news for Scorpion and Superior Donuts. When Kevin Can Wait premiered in the fall of 2016, it was a huge ratings success. The comedy was the highest rated and most watched comedy of the 2016-2017 television season. This show should have followed the old rule: If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. However, when Leah Remini guest-starred late into season one, the decision was made to kill off Erinn

Kevin Can Wait: CBS Comedy Cancelled After Two Seasons
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Kevin Can Wait

Network: CBS. Episodes: 48 (half-hour). Seasons: Two. TV show dates: September 19, 2016 -- May 7, 2018. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Cartwright, Leonard Earl Howze, Gary Valentine, Lenny Venito, and Leah Remini. TV show description: This traditional sitcom revolves around Kevin Gable (Kevin James), a newly retired police officer who lives in Massapequa, New York. After 30 years on the force, Kevin’s looking forward to relaxing and spending quality time with his wife Donna (Erinn Hayes) and their young kids -- Sara (Mary-Charles Jones) and Jack (James Digiacomo). Read More…
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Kevin Can Wait: Cancelled; No Season Three for CBS Monday Night Sitcom

When it escaped today's earlier cancellations, it looked like Kevin James might get a third season with his most recent sitcom, but that was not to be. CBS has cancelled the Kevin Can Wait TV show, and now the fans' wait has come to an end. Ep Andy Fickman broke the bad news. Check out his announcement, below. A CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait stars James as Kevin Gable, a former police officer who, after the death of his wife, finds himself working for his old rival, Vanessa (Leah Remini), at her security firm. The cast also includes Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Cartwright, Mary-Charles Joes, James Digiacomo, Gary Valentine, and Leonard Earl Howze. Read More…
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