Kevin James is returning to his old Monday night gig on CBS, where he became a star with The King of Queens. This time it’s with Kevin Can Wait, a multi-camera sitcom that had gotten a straight-to-series order and certainly shares some KoQ DNA. The first look at the sitcom from Sony TV and CBS TV Studios dropped today during CBS’ upfront in New York. It will be paired with flagship comedy The Big Bang Theory until that show moves back to Thursdays after the network’s NFL package ends; then Kevin Can Wait will get a new Monday partner in Matt LeBlanc’s Man With a Plan (watch a trailer for that new comedy here).
James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Leonard Earl Howze, Lenny Venito and Gary Valentine co-star.
James executive produces with showrunner Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman. James, Helford and Reuben wrote the script.
Check out the first look above.