The ousted Talk co-host has signed a talent deal with ABC to star in and produce a comedy series for next season, Deadline reports.
Remini starred opposite Kevin James on CBS’ The King of Queens for nine seasons before joining the daytime talk show circuit.
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• NBC has released the first 20-or-so minutes of their fantastical dark drama Grimm (which premieres Friday, Oct. 28 at 9/8c). Preview it below, or follow Grimm on Twitter and receive a special code to watch the entire pilot now.
• DirecTV’s Audience Network has picked up the rights to air the new Chloe Sevigny-starring thriller, Hit or Miss, beginning in 2012. The Big Love alumna plays Mia, a transgender contract killer who discovers that in a previous life she fathered several children.
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• EW.com has a first look at NBC’s recently revived Fear Factor, and it looks dangerously awesome. According to this reporter, the scariest challenge thus far is definitely having to shave your own head!
• Movie bigwig Michael Bay has signed on to exec produce Outsiders, an hourlong project for The CW. Per Variety, the drama centers on “a quirky sociology professor” and a young female detective solving crimes in Los Angeles.
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