‘Kevin Can Wait’ Adds Lea Remini As Season 2 Cast Member

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It’s a King of Queens reunion of epic proportions!

According to VarietyLeah Remini will be joining Kevin James on his CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait, full time next season. The outlet reports that after a few season 1 appearances, Remini has officially been upgraded to a series regular.

While we’ve long been rooting for a King of Queens revival, having James and Remini back together on another series is almost as good.

Kevin Can Wait follows the life of Kevin Gable (played by James), a retired cop who discovers life at home is just as jam-packed as life on the streets. During season 1, Kevin was reunited with a past co-worker, who happened to be played by Remini. The actress appeared on two episodes as Vanessa Cellucci, an undercover cop who used to be Kevin’s partner. She needed Kevin’s help to nail a group of drug smugglers, and of course when they teamed back up, hilarity ensued.

There is currently no word on what Remini’s character is going to do in the upcoming season, or if James’ character will go back on the job as a cop, but we are excited to see what happens next with these two.


Kevin Can Wait will return for its second season on CBS this fall.

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