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Leah Remini Developing Scientology Drama Series for A&E

The saga continues. Leah Remini, who famously exited the Church of Scientology in 2013, is producing a Scientology TV series drama for A&E, EW reports. The King of Queens star's most recent series role was Nicki, on The Exes TV show, which was cancelled in 2015, after four seasons on TV Land. She also played Terry Baumgardner on Family Tools, which was cancelled in 2013, after two weeks, although ABC did burn off all 10 episodes produced.After Remini left Scientology, she and her family did a TLC reality series, Leah Remini: It's All Relative, which ran for two seasons, before being cancelled. Her mother, Vicki Marshall, reared Remini and her older sister Nicole in the faith, since childhood. On November 3, 2015, Ballantine Books released her memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood
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Was BrainDead Sex Good for You? Did Night Of Miss a Bloody Mess? Frightful Olympics Water Hazard? And More Qs!

Was BrainDead Sex Good for You? Did Night Of Miss a Bloody Mess? Frightful Olympics Water Hazard? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Night Of, Preacher, Zoo and Mr. Robot!

1 | Boy/Girl Meets World fans, given the parallels between Cory and Riley’s experiences at Mount Sun Lodge, was there ever any doubt this wannabe sherpa was Lauren’s son?

2 | Was it any surprise — any surprise at all — that the fiancé on Killjoys turned out to be a bad guy? Also, how good were Luke Macfarlane/D’Av and Rob Stewart/Khylen at swapping characters?
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Fall TV: Jane Lynch's Angel From Hell Among 2 Comedies Ordered at CBS

Fall TV: Jane Lynch's Angel From Hell Among 2 Comedies Ordered at CBS
CBS on Friday added a pair of comedies to its 2015-16 season roster, including the Jane Lynch-Maggie Lawson multi-cam farce Angel From Hell.

The Eye network also ordered to series Life in Pieces, a star-studded single-camera family sitcom from Better Off Ted Ep Justin Adler.

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The two shows join five new dramas that CBS has ordered for next season, including a spinoff of Criminal Minds and an adaptation of the film Rush Hour.

See below for complete cast/Ep details and official loglines for Angel From Hell
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Danielle Nicolet Joins ‘Good Session’; Natasha Henstridge To Recur On ‘Selfie’; David Paymer In ‘Red Zone’

Danielle Nicolet (Family Tools) has joined the cast of CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot Good Session. Written by John Hamburg and Matt Miller and directed by Hamburg, the project revolves around a happy couple, Joel (James Roday) and Lindsay, who go to a therapist (Tracey Ullman) to help them decide if they should have a baby but quickly discover they have more to discuss. Nicolet will play Andrea Fisher, the no-nonsense, straight-talking wife of Joel’s best friend Seth (Rich Sommer). Nicolet, repped by Innovative Artists and Klwgn, most recently recurred on Bet’s The Game. Related: 2014 CBS Pilots Natasha Henstridge (The Secret Circle) has landed a guest star/recurring role in ABC/Warner Bros TV single-camera comedy pilot Selfie, written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson. It centers on Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), a self-obsessed twentysomething who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. Henstridge will play Mrs.
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Casting: Mackie, Brie, Baker, Bornheimer

Triple Nine

Anthony Mackie ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Pain and Gain") is in negotiations to join John Hillcoat's cop drama "Triple Nine" at Open Road Films alongside Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot and Teresa Palmer.

The story revolves around a group of corrupt cops who plan a major heist. The term is a police code for when an officer needs immediate assistance. Hillcoat ("Lawless," "The Road") helms from a script by Matt Cook. [Source: Variety]

Sleeping with other People

Alison Brie ("Community") and Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation") are teaming on Leslye Headland's upcoming comedy "Sleeping With Other People". Brie will replace Kirsten Dunst in the film about which follows a cheater and a womanizer. [Source: Vulture]

The Age of Adaline

Kathy Baker and Amanda Crew have joined the cast of the romantic drama "The Age of Adaline" alongside Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman.
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Leah Remini's best friend JLo's her 'spiritual adviser'

Leah Remini's best friend JLo's her 'spiritual adviser'
Washington, February 28: Leah Remini has revealed that her best friend Jennifer Lopez has been giving her spiritual advice.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, the 'Family Tools' star has revealed that she has reclaimed her spirituality and has begun listening to affirmation tapes on the suggestion of Lopez, Radar Online reported.

The 43-year-old actress does a daily exercise, which requires her to look in a mirror and say "I love you, Leah. You're doing the best you can do".

She said that the 'Jenny From the Block' hitmaker made special rings for all the women in her life that say, 'I Love Me,' and Remini has come.
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Exclusive: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Books Kyle Bornheimer

You know the face, you've seen him in a bunch of shows, and now Kyle Bornheimer is bringing his "oh yeah, that guy!" charm to Fox's Golden Globe winner Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a guest spot sure to wipe that smug look off of Peralta's face.

Slated for an early March appearance, Bornheimer — who was last seen in ABC's The Family Tools and plays a key role in A&E's upcoming Those Who Kill — will guest star in the season's 19th episode as Teddy, a cop from another precinct who used to date Santiago (Melissa Fumero). Needless to say, goofball Peralta (Andy Samberg) won't be too thrilled when the pair reconnects at a NYPD training exercise...especially when it becomes clear that the exes still have feelings for one another.

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Leah Remini Joins TV Land’s ‘The Exes’ As Recurring

Exclusive: Following her stint on Dancing With The Stars, Leah Remini is returning to TV comedy with a multi-episode arc on TV Land’s The Exes. The King Of Queens alumna will play Stuart’s (David Alan Basche) sister Nicki — a tough-talking, no-nonsense, stylish and sexy woman from Staten Island whose 17-year marriage ends when she finds out her policeman husband had an affair. Nicki retreats to Manhattan to seek the comfort of her brother, only to find out he’s sharing an apartment with two guys, Phil (Donald Faison) and Haskell (Wayne Knight), and living next door to his divorce attorney Holly (Kristen Johnston). Unable and unwilling to keep her opinions to herself, she turns all their lives upside down as she tries to put her life back together and make a new future for herself in Manhattan. This marks Remini’s return to multi-camera sitcoms six years after her CBS hit,
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Eliza Coupe to Star in USA Network Pilot Benched

Eliza Coupe to Star in USA Network Pilot Benched
Oh Happy day: Eliza Coupe is once again bringing her comedy chops to TV.

The Happy Endings aluma has been tapped to star in Benched, a single-camera project that received a pilot order from USA Network on Wednesday.

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From executive producers Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife) and Damon Jones (The Groundlings), as well as Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy) and Andrea Shay (Family Tools), the sitcom centers on a career-driven attorney who loses out on a promotion, suffers a nervous breakdown and rebounds as a public defender.
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Mark Gordon Comedy ‘Fifth Wheel’ Rolls Into NBC

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Mark Gordon Comedy ‘Fifth Wheel’ Rolls Into NBC
Mark Gordon has rolled into a new deal with NBC. NBC has entered a script deal with Gordon (“Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) for a new comedy, “Fifth Wheel,” which Gordon will will executive produce. Also read: ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Fourth Film Planned Thanks to Deal With Mark Gordon The project is a 20-something ensemble show about a girl learning to deal with being the only single person in her group of friends. “Shit People Say in La” duo Heidi Niedermeyer and Elena Crevello are writing the project. Also read: Mark Gordon Sells Spinster Comedy to NBC, Procedural to CBS
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TVLine Items: Fnl Alumna Joins Justified, Ed Asner Drops By The Crazy Ones and More!

TVLine Items: Fnl Alumna Joins Justified, Ed Asner Drops By The Crazy Ones and More!
Alicia Witt is moving to Harlan County.

The Friday Night Lights actress has landed a major recurring role in Justified‘s fifth season, Deadline reports. She’ll play the “smart, sexy sister” of Florida-based crime lord Dale Crowe Jr. (the just-cast Michael Rapaport).

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Twilight/Family Tools alum Edi Gathegi has also joined the FX drama as a Haitian criminal working for the aforementioned Crowes.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Veteran actor Ed Asner is slated to guest-star in an upcoming episode of CBS’ new comedy The Crazy Ones, reports.
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Edi Gathegi Will Play A Merciless Haitian In Upcoming 5th Season of FX's 'Justified'

Kenyan-American actor Edi Gathegi has joined the cast of the upcoming 5th season of FX's Justified, in what is said to be a major recurring role.  Gathegi will play a character named Jean Baptiste, described as a former member of the Haitian secret police, with a cold, merciless attitude, who runs the Crowe family gator farm. Justified isn't a series that I watch, so I can't offer any valuable commentary on it, or what Gathegi's Jean Baptiste addition might mean for the Crowe family. Those who are fans can chime in... Gathegi has kept himself busy in TV land, appearing in 3 series this year - ABC's Family ToolsRed Widow, as well...
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Justified Adds Three New Cast Members

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Justified Adds Three New Cast Members
Justified showrunner Graham Yost is making good on his plan to integrate more of Elmore Leonard's characters into the show's forthcoming seasons following the creator’s passing earlier this year. FX’s outlaw drama has added three new cast members to its fifth season, all part of the fictional Crowe family, which Yost told Deadline “is a big part of [Leonard’s] world.”TV Line reported that Michael Rapaport will play ex-convict and gator farm owner Dale Crowe, Jr., a “smart, ruthless and charismatic patriarch of a Florida crime family who will face off against Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) in the upcoming season.” Playing Crowe’s smart, sexy paralegal sister Wendy is Alicia Witt, a character who “dickers with Raylan to cut a nice deal for Dale, in exchange for essentially nothing tangible, and enjoys outmaneuvering the Kentucky lawman,” according to Deadline. Then there’s Edi Gathegi (last seen on ABC
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Mark Gordon Co. Sells 2 Comedy Projects

Exclusive: In the company’s first two official sales this development season, Mark Gordon‘s Mark Gordon Co. has set up two comedy projects from writer Scott King (The Neighbors) — one at ABC and one at Fox. Both are produced by ABC Studios where the Mark Gordon Co. is based. The ABC project, The After Party, is an adult ensemble comedy about three recently single siblings who have two things in common: 1) insanely happily married parents and 2) failed marriages. The Fox project, Clothing Optional, is about a family who own and operate a wholesome all-inclusive resort but suddenly must put their morality and better judgment on hold when a scandal rocks their hotel and they decide to just go with it and turn the place into a Clothing Optional resort to keep the business afloat. Comedy has been a priority for the Mark Gordon Co., which has built its TV
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Fox Nabs Family Comedy From Vijal Patel, Courteney Cox, David Arquette With Penalty

Fox Nabs Family Comedy From Vijal Patel, Courteney Cox, David Arquette With Penalty
Exclusive: In yet another example of cross-pollination between vertically integrated companies this buying season, Fox has taken in an ABC Studios-produced comedy in a script deal with penalty. It hails from Courteney Cox and David Arquette‘s studio-based Coquette and writer Vijal Patel who also has an overall deal at ABC Studios. The single-camera comedy centers on tiger parents who realize raising smart confident kids is a horrible idea when they turn into smart confident teenagers who make your life hell. Patel is writing and will executive produce with Cox and Arquette, with Coquette’s Thea Mann co-executive producing. Patel, repped by Apa and attorney Bruce Gellman, serves as co-executive producer on ABC/ABC Studios’ new comedy series Trophy Wife. He previously serves as co-executive producer on Family Tools and spent three seasons on The Middle. Coquette is co-producing with ABC Studios the TBS comedy series Cougar Town starring Cox.
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Leah Remini Joins "Dancing with the Stars"

Though her ABC series, "Family Tools" was cancelled in May, Leah Remini has another exciting gig lined up as she'll join the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" this season.

Hinting about the project at the DesignCare benefit in late July, the "King of Queens" star told Us Weekly, "I'm deciding to do something right now and we'll know in the next week.It will be television. It might be in the reality, sitcom world."

Other stars rumored to be joining the former Scientologist are NicoleSnooki” Polizzi, Amber Riley, Elizabeth Berkley, Christina Milian, and Keyshawn Johnson.

Next week, the official reveal will air on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. Stay linked to GossipCenter for all your "DWTS" news.
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Leah Remini reports Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife Shelly Miscavige missing

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Leah Remini has not only divorced herself from the Church of Scientolgoy, she's calling the controversial group to the carpet on the mysterious whereabouts of Shelly Miscavige, wife of church leader David Miscavige. People reports the "Family Tools" star contacted police and filed a missing persons report for Shelly. 

It has been reported that Remini was subjected to punishments including "thought modification" by the religious group for questioning the whereabouts of Mrs. Miscavige, who reportedly has not been seen in public for six years.

Remini has said of her departure from the organization, "No one is going to tell me how I need to think, no one is going to tell me who I can, and cannot, talk to." Without naming Miscavige, she adds, "It doesn't matter, it could be anything. I thought about the family being broken up for some other cause, and I'm not about to shut up.
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Family Tools: Season One Ratings

ABC held Family Tools until the end of the season which typically means they have little confidence in it. Will the sitcom surprise them and become a big ratings hit? Will it be quickly cancelled instead? We'll need to follow the numbers.

The first season of Family Tools typically airs Wednesday nights at 8:30pm and there are 10 episodes (cut from 13). The sitcom's cast includes Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, Johnny Pemberton, Edi Gathegi, Danielle Nicolet, and Leah Remini.

Below are the TV show's ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Family Tools is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with
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What to Watch Wednesday: Big Brother Moves In, Bash's Mom Busted, Newsroom Briefing and More

What to Watch Wednesday: Big Brother Moves In, Bash's Mom Busted, Newsroom Briefing and More
On TV tonight: Big Brother‘s newest houseguests arrive, Franklin & Bash argue that Colleen’s profession isn’t the oldest one, Royal Pains heads ‘Pest and HBO offers a Newsroom catch-up. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Big Brother (CBS) | Season 15 premiere: Host Julie Chen welcomes a new batch of houseguests (meet them!) to their new digs, where they’ll kick off a season full of new twists (learn more!). (Check out our wish list for the new season.)

8 pm MasterChef (Fox) | Season 3 winner
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New 2013 TV Season Breakdown: ABC

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced earlier today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC.

The network is changing up some of its serialized dramas - removing random repeats in favor of two "uninterrupted runs" of twelve episodes each (one in the fall, one in the spring) for shows like "Once Upon A Time," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Revenge". The large gaps between the two half-seasons will be bridged by "limited series" designed around only 12-13 episode seasons.

Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't be seen including the high-profile "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" rip-off "Gothica", McG's rip-off of Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet" entitled "Westside", the series based on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain ride, the Annie Potts-led "Murder in Manhattan" about
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