Kevin Can WaitLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Why not reboot Kevin Can Wait?
In response to Jezebel's proposal to reboot CBS' canceled Kevin James sitcom, Patrick Redford of sister blog Deadspin -- who has facetiously written about Kevin Can Wait "fan theories" not once but twice -- offers a reboot proposal: "Sell HBO the intellectual property rights to Kevin Can Wait and have them make a Kevin Can Wait World in the Westworld universe."
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
Canceled TV show fun facts: 51% of this season's new shows weren't renewed for a second season
The 51% figure is better than last year, when 54% of new shows didn't survive, according to TV Line, which also notes that Kevin Can Wait was the highest-rated cancelation this season. Also notable: three shows from last year's upfronts have yet to premiere: Sarah Shahi's Reverie, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's Making It and Chris Hardwick's The Awesome Show, which doesn't have a premiere date.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
CBS admits Kevin Can Wait fans weren't happy with the decision to kill off Erinn Hayes' wife character
“Creatively, the show made a choice at the beginning of last year,” said CBS Entertainment senior executive vice president Thom Sherman. “We agreed to go along with it and unfortunately the audience didn’t respond to it.” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl cited "the numbers" in deciding to cancel the Kevin James series. “It was a strong show for us, it’s had a lot of decline this year, it was heading in the wrong direction," said Kahl. "The numbers were going down as the year went on and looking forward, it didn’t look like a show that was going to be strong enough to anchor a night for us going forward.”
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
How CBS' Kevin Can Wait and Man with a Plan explain the second lives of Last Man Standing and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Kevin Can Wait had slightly better ratings than Man with a Plan, so why did CBS cancel Kevin and renew Man? Vox's Todd VanDerWerff explains that CBS had a financial incentive to keep airing the Matt LeBlanc comedy, because it's owned by CBS Television Studios, whereas Kevin Can Wait is owned by Sony TV Studios. The same goes for Last Man Standing -- which is owned by 20th Century Fox and is being revived by Fox -- and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is owned by NBC Universal, and was picked up by NBC the day after it was canceled by Fox.
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
Kevin Can Wait co-stars Kevin James and Leah Remini thank fans following cancelation
“I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world… Okay, maybe a season 3. Love to all," James joked on Instagram. James' former co-star Erinn Hayes hasn't formally responded to the news, but she did "like" a tweet about the cancelation.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
CBS cancels Kevin Can Wait after ratings decline following TV wife's death
Canceled after two seasons, Kevin Can Wait "is one of the biggest casualties at CBS this season," says Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, pointing to its "blazing" Season 1 start. Ratings, though, declined over the course of Season 1, prompting Kevin Can Wait to kill off Kevin James' wife character Donna, played by Erinn Hayes. But that controversial decision, which included bringing in James' King of Queens co-star Leah Remini, backfired. "The move had been acknowledged as a mistake," says Andreeva. "Viewers did not take it well, and ratings for Kevin Can Wait posted steep declines in Season 2, sending the series from the top of the heap to the bubble list." Kevin Can Wait also parted ways with co-creator and showrunner Bruce Helford during its first season, and he now is in charge of the hit Roseanne revival. Last week, Verne Gay explained Kevin Can Wait's struggles in the wake of Donna's death: "A weird black hole has existed at the center of Kevin this season because it's finally occurred to fans, viewers, really anyone, that Kevin hasn't a clue what happened to Donna and couldn't care less, either. Successful sitcoms float on a cloud of fake goodwill and bonhomie, even the most seditious of them (Seinfeld). By bumping off Donna, Kevin couldn't even fake that." ALSO: CBS has also canceled Mark Feuerstein's 9JKL.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Chris Rock and Adam Sandler joined Kevin James on Kevin Can Wait's Season 2 finale
James' Grown Ups co-stars played his old bandmates on Monday's episode.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Kevin Can Wait hasn't recovered after the unexplained death of Erinn Hayes' character
Not explaining why Kevin James' TV wife died has hurt the CBS sitcom, which is now on the bubble for next season. "A weird black hole has existed at the center of Kevin this season because it's finally occurred to fans, viewers, really anyone, that Kevin hasn't a clue what happened to Donna and couldn't care less, either," says Verne Gay. "Successful sitcoms float on a cloud of fake goodwill and bonhomie, even the most seditious of them (Seinfeld). By bumping off Donna, Kevin couldn't even fake that." ALSO: Patton Oswalt would reunite with former King of Queens co-star Kevin James on Kevin Can Wait "in a second."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 2:31PM EDT
CBS renews 11 shows, leaving Criminal Minds on the bubble
Being renewed are MacGyver, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Survivor, The Amazing Race, Madam Secretary, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. Missing from the list is Criminal Minds, which is ending its 13th season. CBS says a decision on Season 14 will made around the time of the network's upfronts. Other CBS shows that remain on the bubble include Elementary, Man with a Plan, Superior Donuts, Life in Pieces, Code Black, Living Biblically, Scorpion and Kevin Can Wait.
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Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
Erinn Hayes is having such a totally different experience on Amazon's The Dangerous Book for Boys
The actress, who was dumped by CBS' Kevin Can Wait last year, says of her new gig: “They’re such different shows. One is a sitcom, it’s three jokes a page… You’re not diving into too much real emotion. And I had a wonderful time on that. And now I’m on this. This show is so true to life, and it’s… cinematic. The jokes can be the jokes and they come when they come, but it’s not like you gotta hit that thing.”
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:58AM EDT
Kevin Can Wait hate-watcher: It took 19 episodes for me to laugh for the first time
"One hundred and sixty one days ago, I vowed to watch every episode of Kevin Can Wait until they revealed how Kevin Gable's beloved wife Donna was killed between Season One and Season Two," says Matt Miller. "Nearly every week I watch this half-hour program, hunting for clues that explain Donna's mysterious death. Often, Donna isn't mentioned at all, forgotten in favor of Kevin's awkward love triangles or crooked business exploits. And this week, I have a horrible admission: Kevin Can Wait made me laugh."
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 2:17PM EST
Watch The Karate Kid stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reunited in the trailer for Cobra Kai
Here's the first glimpse of the YouTube Red sequel series to The Karate Kid. ALSO: Macchio to guest on Kevin Can Wait.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Patton Oswalt would be on board for a King of Queens reunion on Kevin Can Wait
The A.P. Bio star says he has not been contacted by the Kevin James CBS sitcom. "And if they did, I would do it in a second,” he says. “King of Queens was one of the most fun times I've ever had. Getting to work with Kevin and Jerry Stiller and Leah (Remini), that was the best show. I loved it."
Posted Sunday 12/17/17 at 12:55PM EST
Leah Remini will reportedly return to A&E to investigate other “cult-like religions”
The Kevin Can Wait star, who won an Emmy for Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, is planning to kick off her new series by delving into the Jehovah’s Witnesses, according to Us Weekly.
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 9:24PM EST
CBS gives two more episodes to S.W.A.T. and Kevin Can Wait
The order bumps their episode totals to 22 and 24, respectively.