Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014
TV Land’s original hit comedy series, “The Exes,” reunites “The King of Queens” actress Leah Remini with Emmy Award-winning Hollywood Director Rob Schiller for the Season 3 finale that airs on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 (10/9c).
Leah Remini is best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan on the CBS hit sitcom The King of Queens from 1998 to 2007 where she worked closely with Rob Schiller, who directed 166 episodes over nine successful seasons. It’s no surprise that Schiller and Remini developed a long-standing professional relationship and both were delighted to be reunited for TV Land’s “The Exes.”
“Rob Schiller is one of the most talented directors in the industry and I’m happy and excited to be working with him again,” said Leah Remini. “Rob exudes a quiet sense of confidence that enables him bring out the best from each one of us. He understands and respects both actors and writers, creating a masterfully collaborative and fun environment that everyone enjoys.”
“The Exes” revolves around the unlikely trio of Phil (Faison), Haskell (Knight) and Stuart (Basche), three roommates and divorcés who have finally found bromance after initially being forced to live together by their divorce attorney and landlord, Holly (Johnston). Most recently, Leah Remini (“The King of Queens”) joined the sitcom in a recurring role, appearing in seven of the 10 episodes this season as Nicki, a tough talking, no-nonsense woman from Staten Island. After discovering that her husband had an affair, she retreats to Manhattan, seeking comfort from her brother Stuart and integrating herself into the lives of his friends.
“The Exes” is executive produced by Mark Reisman (“Frasier”), along with Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis (“Reba,” “Titus”), and Franco Bario is co-executive producer. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land.
With an average 1.3 million viewers for Season 3, TV Land has renewed “The Exes,” for a 12-episode fourth season, that debuts this summer.
In addition to “The Exes,” Schiller is well known and respected for his talents directing and producing more than 250 episodes of sitcoms, including episodes of Melissa & Joey on ABC Family, Sullivan & Son on TBS, and Friends with Better Lives on CBS.
About Leah Remini
A Brooklyn, New York native, Leah Remini is an American actress known for “The King of Queens” (1998), “Old School” (2003) and “The Talk” (2010). She landed her first acting job on an episode of the sitcom “Head of the Class” and had recurring roles on two popular shows — “Saved by the Bell” and “Cheers.” She appeared on NBC's “Fired Up,” and landed the role of Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens” for nine seasons. In addition to appearing in and helping to produce the online series called “In the Motherhood” (which later became the ABC sitcom), she continues her involvement with charities such as The Jane Goodall Institute, Hollyrod Foundation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Operation Gratitude and Hiring Our Heroes, among many others. For more information, visit http://www.leahremini.com.
About Rob Schiller
Rob Schiller, Emmy-award winning American film and television director, producer is also president of R&B JAAMZS, Inc. Schiller has directed and produced over 250 episodes of sitcoms, including the new Nick at Nite family comedy “Wendell & Vinnie,” the CBS hit comedy, “The King of Queens,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Til Death.” His latest motion picture, “And They're Off,” starring Sean Astin and Kevin Nealon, follows a failed horse trainer who desperately wants to be back in the winner's circle. For more information, visit http://www.robschiller.com.