"Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath" raised a lot of awareness in its freshman season. Leah Remini and fellow ex-Scientologist Mike Rinder interviewed other ex-members who told stories of abuse, retaliation and bullying. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Leah explained why she wanted to continue with a second season. The Church Of Scientology has not accepted any responsibility for the actions that have been brought to light. Instead, in every response they have tried to discredit Leah and the others.

Many have come forward with their stories

In season 1, Mike Rinder was in every episode. The more stories that came out, the more e-mails he began to receive. So many ex-members have stories that they want to go public with regarding the church.

Season 2 is in pre-production but we can expect a summer airing of 10 episodes. Head of programming for A&E, Elaine Frontain Bryant, says "Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath" fits with their "current push for authentic and distinctive storytelling." In fact, with an Emmy campaign going on, they plan to submit the show in the category of Informational Series or Special. It will be competing for the Emmy with CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."

Church of Scientology tries to discredit Leah and Mike

The Church of Scientology has said a lot to try and discredit Leah Remini, Mike Rinder and A&E.

One of their accusations is that guests are paid to be on the show. This is after it was discovered that producers on "Generation KKK" admitted to having paid participants, leading to the cancellation before it ever premiered.

Leah Remini has been an outspoken opponent of the Church of Scientology since she left. She has used her celebrity status to get her message out and has said that she will continue as long as that platform is available to her.

Leah plans to continue to speak out until the church stops mistreating and terrorizing people.

Considering that each episode of season 1 had a viewership in the 3 million range, A&E knows they have a hit on their hands.