Nellie Andreeva

Leah Remini, who co-hosts CBS’ recently picked up new mom daytime talk show, is expanding her relationship with CBS to primetime. Remini, best known for her starring role on the long-running CBS sitcom The King of Queens, has signed a development and talent holding deal with CBS and CBS Studios to headline a new half-hour comedy project for the network. She is looking to join other hosts such as Kelly Ripa and Sherri Shepherd who have juggled a daytime show and a primetime sitcom. Remini spent the past 2 years at ABC where she had a talent deal and starred in 2 comedy pilots, most recently It Takes a Village this past development season. On the upcoming CBS daytime show featuring moms taking on current events, Remini serves as co-host alongside Sara Gilbert, on whose idea the show is based, Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

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