May 22, 2017

'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Gets Two-Hour Special

Kate Stanhope
Hollywood Reporter
MAY 22, 2017

'Merchants of Fear' will explore the complicated relationship between the Church and its vocal critics. The special will also offer a sneak peek at season two.

Leah Remini's Scientology-centered docuseries is expanding.

A&E Network is set to air a two-hour special edition of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath that explores the relationship between the Church and some of its vocal critics.

Merchants of Fear, set to premiere May 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will specifically invite a series of special guests to candidly describe their personal experiences investigating controversial stories about the Church and how it has responded to their work. The two-hour telecast will offer a sneak peek at the upcoming second season of the docuseries.

Season two is set to return with 10 new hourlong episodes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath centers on the actress and other former members of the Church as they take a closer look at the shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment experienced by those who have not only left the Church but spoken about their exit.

The series ranked as cable's top unscripted series among total viewers for 2016.

Remini executive produces through her No Seriously Productions, along with Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Devon Hammonds, Amy Savitsky and Elaine Frontain Bryant. The Intellectual Property Corporation produces.

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