May 22, 2017 Megan Tantillo
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A&E NETWORK’S HIT SERIES ‘LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH’ TO PREMIERE TWO-HOUR STAND-ALONE SPECIAL ENTITLED ‘MERCHANTS OF FEAR’ MONDAY, MAY 29 AT 9 PM ET/PT  

NEW YORK, NY – May 22, 2017 – A&E Network will premiere a new two-hour stand-alone special episode of the breakout limited series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” entitled ‘Merchants of Fear’ on Monday, May 29 from 9 to 11 PM ET/PT.

 

In this two-hour special, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder explore the historical relationship between the Church of Scientology and its often vocal critics. A series of special guests candidly describe their personal experiences investigating controversial stories about the Church and how the Church has responded to their work. The special will also feature a sneak peak of the upcoming season two. 

 

“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” follows Leah Remini, along with former Church members, as they delve deep into shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment experienced by those who have left the church and spoken publicly about their experiences. The critically acclaimed hour-long series is cable’s #1 new unscripted series with A25-54 and Total Viewers in Live+7 for 2016. The limited series is currently in production on its second season that will feature 10 new hour-long episodes further exploring accounts of former members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the Church’s practices.

 

“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” is produced for A&E Network by The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). Leah Remini serves as executive producer for her No Seriously Productions. Executive producers for IPC are Eli Holzman, and Aaron Saidman. Executive producers for A&E Network are Devon Hammonds, Amy Savitsky and Elaine Frontain Bryant.

 

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