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Leah Remini lands new TV gig following ‘Kevin Can Wait’ cancellation

As a result of the cancellation of “Kevin Can Wait,” actress Leah Remini lands a new TV project on Fox comedy.

(Reuters)

Leah Remini is on the way to a new sitcom as a result of the cancellation of her previous series, “Kevin Can Wait.”

The outspoken actress has signed on the star in a still untitled multi-cam Fox sitcom, created by the comedic minds behind “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the Middle-America family comedy, Remini stars as Jean, a politically conservative woman who simultaneously live a very progressive life of a lesbian, who is married to a woman named Betty.

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Together, they make sure that Jean’s two sons, together with their father, Richie, who lives in Jean and Betty’s garage.

McElhenney and Rosell colleagues “Always Sunny” producers Nick Frenkel, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton will serve as executive producers on the new sitcom, however, they are not expected to appear in the cast.

The Fox series serves as Remini follow-up to her role on CBS’ “Kevin Can Wait,” which reunited the actress with her “King of Queens” co-star Kevin James.

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After appearing as a guest star during the first season of the show, Remini came on board as a series regular on the second season, after star Erinn Hayes — who played the role of the woman to be James’ character — was unexpectedly killed during the break between seasons.

The actress is also the creator and executive producer of the Emmy-winning docuseries “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” on A&E, which will be the kick-off of the third season this autumn.

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