Controversial Cable Series Renewed

Mar 15, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A series that has received a lot of attention since it aired its first season on A&E — including being sharply criticized by the Church of Scientology — has been picked up for season two. A&E announced today that it greenlighted a 10-episode second season of “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”

The docuseries tracks the experiences of former Scientologists who, like Remini, have broken off with the church and now have stories to share about alleged abuse and harassment by the church.

Remini starred for nine seasons on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.” After spending much of her life as a Scientologist, she had a highly public break from the church in 2013 and has since made it her mission to expose its alleged abuses. She published the book “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology” in 2015.

The A&E show was a ratings success, with A&E noting that it was the No. 1 new unscripted series of 2016 in total viewers and in the 25-54 demo, based on Live+7 data.

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