After a successful first season, the series was renewed by A&E, and the second season debuted in late summer 2017.Since May 2017, Remini has also starred in the 2016 television sitcom Kevin Can Wait as Vanessa Cellucci, alongside Kevin James, her former co-star on The King of Queens., a gender-swapped version of the 1991 Frank Oz comedy What About Bob? She portrayed Suzanne, a renowned psychotherapist and best-selling author.Remini was a co-host on The Talk, a CBS talk show which premiered October 18, 2010.Remini addressed the issue, stating she refused to change who she is and asserting that thousands of fans like her for who she is. While there was much speculation that their former Talk co-host, Julie Chen, had involvement in the decision, as she is married to CBS President/CEO Leslie Moonves, it was Sharon Osbourne who stated, regarding their dismissals, in December 2011 on The Howard Stern Show: "Some people don't really know who they are. You can't be all things to everyone." In March 2012, a heavily publicized Twitter dispute ignited between Remini and Osbourne when Remini fired back at Osbourne for her comments on The Howard Stern Show. That being said, my only wish is that Leah would just stop all this negative, unprofessional and childish behavior.And you have to know who you are when you're in something like this. In response to questions from her Twitter followers, Remini tweeted: Haters Gon' Hate. But, Haters have the balls to say they 'Hate'..call themselves your friend. I know that better things are to come if she can just get beyond this negativity." Remini tweeted a challenge to Osbourne to establish in a court of law what statements she (Remini) had made that were untrue.In 1998, Remini landed the role of Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.
She has made two guest appearances on Chelsea Lately.
She had us fired all the while calling me and Holly her friend. While co-hosting The Talk, Remini turned down various parts on situation comedies, stating that any new role would make her feel as if she were cheating on Doug Heffernan, her character's husband on The King of Queens.
She added that she needs to spend more time with her child and family.
Two years later, she released Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, her memoir about her experience with Scientology and reasons for leaving it.
In 2016, she followed up her memoir with an Emmy Award–winning documentary television series on the A&E network, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, to highlight other former Scientologists' experiences.
On December 15, 2009, Remini appeared as Carrie Heffernan on Lopez Tonight, with George Lopez as Doug Heffernan in an episode reuniting the cast of the George Lopez sitcom.