Leah Remini Joins 'Kevin Can Wait' Season 2 as Series Regular

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The King of Queens actress has joined Kevin James' CBS comedy Kevin Can Wait as a series regular for season two, The Hollywood Reporter has reported. The docuseries returns later this year with a 10-episode second season.

"True, I've been let go from the show", Erinn tweeted on Saturday (June 3). Both parts of the Season 1 finale ranked as the night's top scripted show in the key demo. "Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans".

It's one thing to write a friend or co-worker off a sitcom, but Kevin Can Wait is about the home life of a retired ex-cop (played by James); so having his wife just up and disappear vastly changes the dynamic of the show.

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This is the latest shakeup on Kevin Can Wait.

The news came after Leah Remini announced she is joining the show full-time following a guest appearance in the Season 1 finale. While there, he reunited with his former partner, Vanessa. The series, which marks James' first since The King of Queens ended its nine-season run in 2007, saw a showrunner change in season one when Cheers vet Rob Long replaced Bruce Helford (Anger Management). There's also the possibility that the show could take a dark turn by killing off Erinn Hayes' character.

This means that "Kevin Can Wait" will return to CBS right after "Big Bang Theory" Season 11 at 8 p.m. EST and "Young Sheldon" at 8:30 p.m. EST.

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