CBS and CBS Studios signed a former star of “The King of Queens” to a development and talent holding deal, reports Deadline.com.
The star is Leah Remini, who is also signed on as co-host of a new daytime talk show for CBS. The latest deal is for Remini to star in a new half-hour prime-time comedy project.
That means she will be following in the footsteps of other hosts such as Kelly Ripa who have handled both a scripted role and a daytime talk show at the same time.
On the new CBS daytime show, Remini will co-host a program featuring moms with Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne and Marissa Jaret Winokur.