Kevin Can Wait is a American sitcom television series created by Kevin James (in his second starring role in a CBS sitcom after The King of Queens), Rob Long, Bruce Helford and Rock Reuben, when it was produced by Hey Eddie Productions, Mohawk Productions, CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
The show premiered on September 19, 2016 and on October 17, 2016, CBS ordered a full season of 22 episodes.
On January 6, 2017, two additional episodes were added, bringing the season to a total of 24 episodes.
The show is about a man named Kevin Gable, a newly retired police officer living in Massapequa, New York.
During his retirement, he looks forward to spending more time at home with his wife and three kids, but he soon discovers that the challenges he faces at home with his family are much tougher than what he had faced on the job.
- Kevin James as Kevin Gable
- Erinn Hayes as Donna Gable (season 1)
- Taylor Spreitler as Kendra
- Ryan Cartwright as Chale
- Mary-Charles Jones as Sara Gable
- James DiGiacomo as Jack
- Christopher Brian Roach as Mott
- Leonard Earl Howze as Goody
- Lenny Venito as Duffy (season 1)
- Gary Valentine as Kyle
- Leah Remini as Vanessa Celluci (season 2-current, recurring season 1)
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In October 2015, it was announced Kevin James would star in a new family-comedy television series for CBS, while Rock Reuben will executive produce the series, and Bruce Helford would serve as the show runner.
On October 17, 2016, CBS ordered a full season of 22 episodes. In November 2016, Bruce Helford exited the series as showrunner after the first thirteen episodes, due to creative differences. Cheers alum Rob Long replaced Helford as showrunner. On January 6, 2017, two additional episodes were added, bringing the season to a total of 24 episodes.
The series is filmed entirely on Long Island at Gold Coast Studios in Bethpage, New York. The pilot episode was filmed on April 1, 2016. Production on subsequent episodes began taping on August 5, 2016.
During the first season, Kevin Can Wait received generally negative reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 30%, based on 23 reviews, with an average rating of 3.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Kevin James proves a likable, funny lead, but Kevin Can Wait relies too heavily on predictable, unfunny jokes and a series of lackluster subplots to stand out from the crowd." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the series has a score 39 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
DVD Release Edit
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released Season one of Kevin Can Wait on DVD in Region 1.
See also Edit
- The King of Queens (related to James and Remini)
- Kevin Can Wait on Fandom