Why did A&E cancel Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath?

Leah Remini’s Scientology and The Aftermath was not cancelled after three seasons by A&E without reason or suggestion of bad blood between Remini and the broadcaster.


Reality show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath was about the lives of people who left the controversial religious movement, Scientology and the ramifications thereof.

Fronted by Leah Remini, the show would have a three-season run until it was concluded with a two-hour special in 2019, by A&E.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’s success

In its three-season stretch, the reality show would have a successful run as it highlighted the realities of being part of the religion. So much so that its success rested on how it highlighted the repercussions of leaving, and how being outside the religion is difficult due to the isolation and alleged threats those who left face.

Why was Scientology and the Aftermath cancelled?

In 2019, following a three-season run, A&E confirmed that it would not be renewing the contract for a new season of the reality show. However, reasons for the broadcaster not renewing the contract were not stated. It seems that the show had reached its end, as the focus remained the same. Having already brought awareness to the Church of Scientology in the three seasons, the show seemed to have fulfilled its purpose.

Leah Remini confirms amicable end

Following the announcement of the end of the show, Remini confirmed that the conclusion of Scientology and the Aftermath was reached amicably. Remini was quoted as having said, “Without the A&E team’s support, The Aftermath wouldn’t be what we intended. We recognized it was time to move on to the next chapter and help people in new ways. We thank our viewers for caring in the way that you do.”


In its three-season run, Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath was able to showcase the alleged implications of leaving the Church of Scientology.

Before A&E cancelled the show, it was also able to bring awareness about the realities of being in the religion, which were kept away from the public for years.