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Leah Remini Puts the Real Back into Reality TV with ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’

September 15, 20172 min read

Leah Remini: Actress, Producer and Anti-Scientologist Activist. Outspoken all throughout her career, Leah has no problem letting her voice be heard on and off screen.

Leah Remini broke barriers and became the most infamous celebrity to leave Scientology in 2013 after 34 years of devoted service. Since then, she has been on a mission to expose the Church of Scientology from allegations of physical, sexual and mental abuse to alleged cover-ups and coups. Her mission met with great success, landing her and the cast & crew of Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath an Emmy win for for Outstanding Information Series.

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Partnered alongside former senior executive of the Church of Scientology, Mike Rinder, the first season of Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath was launched in 2016. Season one broke records for the A&E Network giving it “its biggest series premiere ratings in more than two years,” and it was received well by critics.

I thought season one was jam-packed of can’t-stop-watching moments that couldn’t be topped but am now five episodes into season two and — trust me when I say — it’s only getting better.

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Episode by episode, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder meet with survivors of Scientology, and the audience gets to hear their heartbreaking story. From high-ranking executives to people who were children when they were indoctrinated into the cult, each episode is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.

Emotional, heart-wrenching and refreshingly raw, Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath is putting the real back into reality television. The horror stories painted by the strong men and women who participate in the show only aid in stepping closer to (a much deserved) justice.

Watch Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. only on A&E.

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Matthew Reid

Matthew Reid is a 20 year old Canadian student majoring in Television and Video Production. He is a self proclaimed intersectional feminist, comic-book geek, and avid baby carrot enthusiast. — Contact him at [email protected]