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Source: A&E

Everything You Need to Know About Leah Remini's Jehovah's Witnesses A&E Special

By Pippa Raga

When news broke of ex-Scientologist and actress Leah Remini expanding on her A&E project Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath to explore other “cult-like” religions, fans couldn’t wait to see what she had in store.

The network recently announced Leah Remini would be speaking in depth about Jehovah’s Witnesses and interviewing many of the religion's former followers, during a two-hour special set to precede the premiere of the third season of Scientology and the Aftermath.

“I thought Jehovah’s Witnesses were just nice people knocking on doors,” she teases in a trailer. “We have received many letters [saying], ‘Please look into the Jehovah’s Witnesses.’” Her producers seem to agree their show has a responsibility to offer insight and support to people who feel like they’ve been victimized by the religion — “it’s the same formula: mind control,” says one about the similarities between Jehovah’s Witnesses and Scientology. Another adds, “We owe the people who have asked for our help to actually do something.”