Kevin James' TV wife killed off with Leah Remini's arrival

2017-08-02 15:02

California - CBS' new entertainment bosses announced on Tuesday that the Kevin James comedy Kevin Can Wait will be undergoing some changes. 

The show's sophomore season will eliminate family man Kevin Gable's wife Donna (departing co-star Erinn Hayes) and reunite James with Leah Remini, his TV wife for nine seasons on The King of Queens.

The new season will flash forward roughly a year to find Donna killed off and Kevin Gable widowed, clearing the deck for Remini, who guest-starred in a couple of episodes that closed out last season.

Remini's appearances on the show were as a stunt, not a tryout, said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment.

"But there was just an undeniable spark there," he said, "and I think Kevin, the studios, and the network all got together and wanted to keep that magic and chemistry going forward."

Season 1 of the sitcom is currently aired on Wednesdays at 20:00 on M-Net (DStv 101).

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