Leah Remini to star in NBC comedy pilot What About Barb?
Leah Remini is taking on a new role: shrink.
The King of Queens alum aims to return to broadcast television comedy in the NBC comedy pilot What about Barb?, a take on the 1991 Bill Murray-Richard Dreyfuss film What About Bob? She’ll play Suzanne, a psychotherapist who “tries to cut ties with her most overbearing patient, but is unsuccessful and gains an annoying family member in the process,” according to the network. Jessica Gunning (Fortitude) will play the patient, Barb.
Remini was most recently seen in the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which followed the release of her 2015 book Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.
Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (New Girl) are serving as executive producers of What About Barb? and writing the pilot script.