02:02 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 03/14/2014 08:30AM
Why is Leah Remini doing a reality show? Because she's not so different from you – and yes, because she's funny.
"People tell us, 'You guys are funny.' Other people find us entertaining, so we thought, 'Let's do it,' " the former King of Queens actress tells PEOPLE of her plans to star with her family in an as-yet-untitled TLC show this summer.
"My family is not so different from the rest of America," she adds. "I think people love to see that, oh, just because she's on television and in Hollywood, I can still relate to her."
Remini, 44, who has made headlines recently for her high-profile exit from the Church of Scientology, will be joined on the show by her husband Angelo and their daughter Sofia, 9. And Sofia, in particular, is ready for her close-up, mom says with a laugh.
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