After a successful reaction to the freshman season of Kevin Can Wait, CBS is pulling out the big guns and replacing actress Erinn Hayes with Leah Remini. James and Remini starred together on King of Queens and shared a fantastic chemistry. After bringing Leah Remini to Kevin Can Wait as a guest star, the CBS executives quickly realized that their rich chemistry could not be ignored.
Now, as the comedy series begins shooting its second season this week, Leah Remini has shared our first glimpse of her and Kevin James on set. Check it out below:
It's very clear that Leah Remini has had a great time on the set of Kevin Can Wait, stating that "it's been an amazing first week." While Erinn Hayes did a terrific job on the show, she is being killed off between the first and second seasons. Let's just hope that Hayes can wiggle herself into a new show just as easily as Remini did.
On Kevin Can Wait, Leah Remini plays Vanessa Cellucci, who worked with Kevin on the police force as an undercover policewoman. They started out as rivals but eventually bonded after working on a major case together. Vanessa is a tough, wise-cracking character who will certainly share some amazing scenes with Kevin in the second season.
Kevin Can Wait was the highest-rated new comedy TV series last year, and its second season premieres on September 25, 2017.
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