Oh Boy, CBS Picks Up a New Kevin James Family Comedy

CBS was given a meatball and knocked it out of the park. The network ordered the most CBS-ian sitcom it had on its development slate, and will be bringing Kevin JamesKevin Can Wait to its 2016-2017 primetime schedule, according to Deadline

How CBS is this show? The multi-camera comedy stars James a retired cop who looks forward to spending more time with his wife and three kids, but discovers "he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets." Was he a cop in Pleasantville? Are his kids rabid hyenas? Nope, it's just gonna be Kevin James trying to cook breakfast for his brood, talking to his daughter about periods, and learning housework ain't easy. Probably. Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) will play his wife, and Alphas' Ryan Cartwright is also in this in some capacity. Let's all say a prayer for Cartwright but also make sure he's buying the next round when we see him.

Kevin Can Wait brings James back to CBS, where he headlined the popular and admittedly not terrible The King Of Queens for nine seasons between 1999 and 2007. Since then, James has gone on to box-office fame AND shame as Paul Bratt the mall cop and one of Adam Sandler's buddies in the atrocious Grown Ups series of films. He was also in PixelsI Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Here Comes the Boom. Basically any movie that you asked your friends to go see as a joke. 

CBS officially announces its primetime schedule on Wednesday, but it may leak before then. Kevin Can Wait has a good shot at being paired with The Big Bang Theory or Mom on Thursdays, don't you think? Wouldn't Thursday be a great night for more of this:


Will you watch a Kevin James series?   


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Sep 04, 2018
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Jul 07, 2018
My friend makes 60$ per hours on the laptop. She had been out of a job More details.....http://www.tipfacts.com
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May 23, 2016
Hey, Here Comes The Boom was a legitimately solid film. A genuine passion project for James and not just cheap laughs.
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May 26, 2016
Agreed. Dude actually trained for it and everything. Good movie.
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May 16, 2016
Been there done that. It's a regurgitation of King of Queens. But it will probably really sell to that older skewing more conservative CBS demo. I'm not sure James really needs to go back to tv yet. He's successfully carved out a nice little film career since KOQ (much of it was arguably worse than Sandler's films but still successful) and this strikes me as the boring move.
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May 13, 2016
They have done the typical wife casting, a hot woman who in real life would not even look at the dork she is married to in TV land.




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May 13, 2016
Well considering i LOVE KoQ - i'll watch it - but i'm not optimistic due to the fact that it's 2016 not 2007
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May 13, 2016
is it me or does this sound similar to last man standing
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May 13, 2016
And about another hundred shows.
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May 13, 2016
The King of Queens went for nine seasons!? I knew it was on for a while, six or seven seasons at the most, but nine? That's a little bit impressive, I guess. And like you said Tim, that was admittedly not terrible, so although this sounds absolutely horrible maybe we should just wait and see.
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May 12, 2016
*vomits*

This needs to stop. Kevin James aims so incredibly low it's horrifying. He's the Denny's of comedy, but not the good Denny's, the other one that you stopped at that one time on the other side of town, the one in the industrial neighborhood that time you got off the freeway to find a bathroom. You saw it and said "huh, I didn't know there was a Denny's around here, it doesn't really fit this neighborhood," then you went in and immediately got it, the malaise of employees who had stopped caring and resigned themselves to aiming low. That's the Denny's where you used the bathroom, and planned to leave without ordering, but the woman at the counter sighed and shrugged when she saw you, and sat you at a booth that holds 2 people, even though the whole place was empty except that one pair in the corner each reading the newspaper, which you noted was an odd thing to do, having a meal together yet each reading the paper as if the other didn't exist. So you sat down at the awkward little booth and ordered a Moons Over My Hammy because how can you screw that up? It's a funny name and an incredibly easy thing. Yet the waitress gave out that sigh again, then sent the bus boy over to your table to put out your setup, you're pretty sure she did that just so he'd have something to do, and he spent an inordinate amount of time placing the silverware on the napkin, as if this was an incredible challenge, if he got it wrong the napkin would fly away and the fork would jump off the table as the knife burst into flame. Then the waitress brought over your glass of water, it didn't have enough ice but it had enough that you didn't want to say anything and look like a greedy jerk, despite her setting your straw down in the small puddle of condensation the glass had already created, as if it had been a hot glass that had melted what little ice had been in there to begin with.
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May 12, 2016
The only sound was the rustling of the newspaper as each in that party turned their respective pages, as you glanced over you realized they were reading different sections and sharing the paper, you thought that made sense as it was a frugal thing to do, then you remembered that Denny's has a free copy of the paper every day and didn't want to think about what drove them to this place anymore. You played with your phone as long as you could without data since there was no cell signal here, and after an amount of time that felt like a bit too long to justify scrambling eggs, heating up ham, and slapping it all between cheese and bread, your Moons Over My Hammy finally arrived, alongside a slightly damp check. The waitress tried to screw up a cheerful face as she asked if you'd like anything else, perhaps some dessert, they had pancake puppies on the 2-4-6-8 menu which her nephew really liked, but you declined as politely as you could. The toast of the sandwich was undercooked, the eggs were rubbery and overcooked yet somehow also strangely wet on one side, the swiss cheese was still cold and had cooled the ham slice next to it. Even worse, the hash browns were wildly overcooked on one side and nearly raw on the other. For a moment you considered sending the whole affair back, then shook your head and realized that if they couldn't be bothered to make it right the first time when it took over twenty minutes, there wasn't much chance that they'd respect your time any further trying again. Your water glass had now become fully room temperature, and its condensation flowed under your plate, causing it to rock slightly as you resigned yourself to taking a few bites before leaving. The flavor wasn't terrible, it was salty and generic and unchallenging, but you weren't even hungry and the textures were all wrong. The hash browns got pushed around the plate until it looked like some had been eaten, then you grabbed the check, threw down two bucks, and walked to the counter. It seemed like for an empty restaurant they took an unreasonable length of time to finally get someone up to the front to take your money. Finally, she asked how everything was and you lied and said fine, and when she swiped your card and the bill came to less than ten bucks, you didn't like the subtle grimace she gave you at not writing a tip, clearly she hadn't noticed your cash tip. You were just done with the place, it wasn't the worst experience you'd had but it was right down there. And it turned out there wasn't a close onramp to the freeway, only an offramp, what's the point of that? So you had to drive and drive to find another onramp.

And that's Kevin James in a nutshell.
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May 13, 2016
I was waiting to see if you did tip her and how much.

But yeah, that sounds like the Dennys closest to my home.
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May 13, 2016
You should copyright this. Otherwise someone is going to make something out of it someday and those of us who read it will find it familiar and maybe remember the time we read this over at TV.COM posted by that poor, confused, Captain Kirk Farnsworth guy and truly hope he got paid for it and enough to secure his financial futurama.

And ya know, if it does happen, it will star Kevin James, right?
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May 13, 2016
You should write a book.
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May 12, 2016
"Kevin Can Wait"? AHAHAHAHA! AHAHAHA! Oh man, what a hackneyed title.

If I brainstorm I can think of worse ones though.

"Kevin Knows Worst"
"It's Always Kevin"
"Golly, Kevin!"
"Kevin From Heaven"

Or that old standby where they name the character after a virtue and give the series a pun-title. Like naming him Kevin Hope and calling the show "She's Got Hope."
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May 13, 2016
I would watch "Golly, Kevin!" if the series promised to continue using language like that in the actual show.
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May 12, 2016
I'll think about it if Jerry Stiller stops by. Otherwise... nope.
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May 12, 2016
"Will you watch a Kevin James series?"

no.
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May 12, 2016
This immediately came to mind when reading 'this'! (Replace Schneider with James.)

I won't be watching unless I've ben captured by a mad scientist as a test subject researching on ways to create mindless zombie hordes.
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May 12, 2016
I have nothing against Kevin James so i could easily watch something with him in it, but i do NOT like family/relationship comedy stuff. Had it been some other type of show that might have appealed to me, i might have watched. On the other hand that goes for people that annoys me as well, as long as it is good show it can have anybody in the leading role.
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May 12, 2016
No one asked for this.
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May 12, 2016

"Will you watch a Kevin James series?"

God, no.
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May 12, 2016
Zero interest. No.
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