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A retired police officer is on a fresh career path as he rises to the challenge of being a newly single dad. His kids are grateful to him for making sure they're okay, but decide it's time for him to get out of the house, so they turn to Vanessa (Leah Remini), his former police partner, for help.
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Series cast summary:
Kevin James ...  Kevin Gable 48 episodes, 2016-2018
Taylor Spreitler ...  Kendra Gable 48 episodes, 2016-2018
Ryan Cartwright ...  Chale Witt 48 episodes, 2016-2018
Gary Valentine ...  Kyle Gable 48 episodes, 2016-2018
Leonard Earl Howze ...  Tyrone 'Goody' Goodman 48 episodes, 2016-2018
James DiGiacomo ...  Jack Gable 48 episodes, 2016-2018
Mary-Charles Jones ...  Sara Gable 48 episodes, 2016-2018
Leah Remini ...  Vanessa Cellucci / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Erinn Hayes ...  Donna Gable 24 episodes, 2016-2017
Lenny Venito ...  Duffy 24 episodes, 2016-2017
Christopher Brian Roach ...  Mott 23 episodes, 2016-2018
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KEVIN CAN WAIT stars Kevin James as a retired police officer who is setting out on a fresh career path as he rises to the challenge of being a newly single dad. His kids, Sara, Jack and Kendra, are grateful to him for making sure they're OK but decide it's time for him to get out of the house, so they turn to Vanessa (Leah Remini), his former police partner, for help. Vanessa has left the force to launch her own private security firm, and she makes Kevin an offer he can't refuse - to be her new business partner. Although the job isn't always glamorous and they rarely see eye to eye, Kevin and Vanessa share an undeniable bond from their years working together. Also, Kendra and her fiancé, Chale, face issues of their own, including becoming newlyweds and figuring out how they will support themselves. Once again, life has thrown Kevin some curveballs, so his dreams of an early retirement will just have to wait a little longer, and his family will always come first.

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Hello again America

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19 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Kevin James Sitcom See more »

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Kevin's wife was unceremoniously written out of the show between seasons when producers found out that Leah Remini was available to play a new love interest. See more »

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Both Kevin and Vanessa are retired cops after 20years on the force. This timeframe does not ad up to their age now. See more »


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Leah Remini killed this show
21 October 2017 | by kythiaSee all my reviews

One of the most often heard complaints about "Kevin Can Wait" was that Kevin James did not carry "King of Queens" by himself alone. He had co-stars like talented comedian Patton Oswalt or Leah Remini. Apparently Kevin's wife was identified as the main issue of the show by its producers.

However, Erinn Hayes was never the problem in Kevin Can Wait. It were Kevin's extremely bland ex-cop buddies, who couldn't even hope to measure up to Spence, Deacon or Richie.

Instead of fixing that problem, the producers decided to literally kill off Kevin's wife between season one and two with a one-line elegy. They then replaced her with Leah Remini, Kevin James' wife from King of Queens.

What was a fun encounter in the finale of the first season turned out to be a disaster when Leah replaced Erinn in season 2. She is nothing like she was in King of Queens anymore.

She turned out to be a botox'd up has-been with the voice of a chain-smoking alcoholic and the facial expression of a brick wall. There is no chemistry, no charisma, no character. Leah Remini may just have killed her entire legacy by revealing to the world what she has become.

"Kevin Can Wait" is dead to me until Leah Remini gets removed and either replaced by a believable actress, or with the miraculous return of Erinn Hayes.


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