TVLine Items: Leah Remini's Post-Talk Gig, Grimm Pilot Preview, Horror Story Scoop and More!

An all Talk-ed out Leah Remini is returning to her sitcom roots.

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.

• FX’s American Horror Story has cast Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes) as the supportive pal of the Zachary Quinto’s character (who we’ll finally meet in the Oct. 26 installment), per EW.com.

• 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.

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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