Leah Remini Reveals the Real Reason She's Doing a Reality TV Show

Her family, who left Scientology, is "going through a transition," she says.

March 14, 2014 -- Leah Remini is making the move to reality TV, but with good reason.

The former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant wants to prove to fans that she's, well, just like them.

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"My family is not so different from the rest of America," she told People magazine. "I think people love to see that, oh, just because she's on television and in Hollywood, I can still relate to her."

Remini, who, along with her family, left the Church of Scientology last summer, added that her family is "going through a transition" and "are leaning on each other."

"I hope people see growth from us, and I hope it inspires them to be who they are to each other and strengthen their relationships," she said. "I don't want to do a show that's negative, that's filled with drama."

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The former "King of Queens" star, 44, also wants to entertain -- and totally expects her husband Angelo and their 9-year-old daughter, Sofia, to provide big laughs.

"She was like, 'Where are the cameras? When do they show up? And do I get hair and makeup?' She's ready!" Remini told the magazine with a laugh. "They're excited about it."