TLC ORDERS REALITY SERIES STARRING ACTRESS LEAH REMINI AND HER FAMILY
Leah Remini, the strong-willed and wise-cracking wife on the hit series KING OF QUEENS, is about to prove that fact is funnier than fiction with her new reality series on TLC. The network is pulling the curtain back on her life, revealing how this girl from the Brooklyn may be living in Los Angeles, but she's never really left her roots behind.
"Leah is a no-nonsense, hard-working, relatable mom, wife, daughter, and sister. Her sharp humor and unfiltered family are a perfect match for the network," said Nancy Daniels, GM, TLC. "This series continues our focus on creating compelling series about remarkable families, using heart and humor to anchor it to the TLC brand."
Despite Leah's success in the entertainment industry, she sees herself as the girl from the neighborhood, tackling life's challenges and embracing every celebration, happy to have her family along for the ride. Grounded by a strong work ethic, she's an overachiever who keeps the people she loves on their toes - and laughing along the way.
Joining Leah in the series will be her husband of 10 years, Angelo, a devoted father who helps run their family diner, and their feisty 9 year-old daughter Sofia, who isn't afraid to keep her parents in check. Filling out her household are her opinionated mother and eccentric stepfather, and her sister and brother-in-law, who have a secret coded language that drives Leah insane. Making Leah's life even more complicated - but also a lot more fun - is her team, including her wisecracking housekeeper, Sofia's brash British nanny, and Leah's personal assistant who really wants to act.
The network has ordered 12 half-hour episodes of the untitled Leah Remini project, which is being produced by Gurney Productions. Production begins today, and the series is anticipated to premiere this summer on TLC.
TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into "BrideDay" with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes To The Dress franchise. In 2013, TLC had 32 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including seven series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more, the most ever in a year: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sister Wives, Long Island Medium, The Little Couple, Who Do You Think You Are?, Breaking Amish: Brave New World, and Breaking Amish: LA.
TLC is available in nearly 99 million homes in the US and 329 million households in 167 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 224 countries and territories.