Leah Remini to Star on TLC Reality Series From ‘Duck Dynasty’ Producers

The former “The Talk” co-host begins production on the untitled series on Wednesday

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

TLC has greenlit a new reality series starring Leah Remini and her family.

The cable network ordered 12 half-hour episodes of the untitled project from Gurney Productions (“Duck Dynasty”). It’s set to premiere this summer.

“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 TLC’s general manager Nancy Daniels in a statement. “This series continues our focus on creating compelling series about remarkable families, using heart and humor to anchor it to the TLC brand.”

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The series will also follow Remini’s husband of 10 years, her 9-year-old daughter Sofia, her mother and stepfather, and her sister and brother-in-law. It will also include “her team,” which includes her housekeeper, Sofia’s British nanny and Leah’s personal assistant, an aspiring actor. They currently live in Los Angeles.

Formerly, a star on CBS’s “King of Queens” and daily talk show “The Talk,” Remini competed on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” She’s currently a recurring cast member on TV Land’s “The Exes.”

APA and attorney Michael Gendler represent Remini.