Kevin James Comedy ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Ordered to Series at CBS

“King of Queens” star to play retired police officer

Last Updated: May 12, 2016 @ 2:22 PM

CBS has officially ordered Kevin James‘ new sitcom to series, TheWrap has learned.

Currently entitled “Kevin Can Wait,” the show stars James as a police officer who retires after 20 years on the force and looks forward to spending more time with his wife and kids, only to find that the retired life is not as easy as he thought.

Erinn Hayes will play Donna, Kevin’s wife of two decades, who has had to hold the family together before her husband’s retirement.

The series also stars Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Leonard Earl Howze, Lenny Venito and Gary Valentine.

James landed a series production commitment for the show in October. He will write and executive produce the series in addition to starring. Bruce Helford and Rock Reuben will also write and executive produce, while James’ producing partner Jeff Sussman will executive produce. Andy Fickman is also signed on to executive produce.

The series, which has received a 13-episode order, will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television in addition to James’ Hey Eddie Productions banner. CBS previously ran the Kevin James starrer “The King of Queens” from 1998 to 2007.

On Wedneday, the network renewed “Life in Pieces,” the first freshman series to get a second season order. “Limitless,” “Supergirl,” and “Code Black” are all still in limbo. “Angel From Hell” is thus far the only new CBS series to be officially canceled.

CBS has renewed most of its primetime slate otherwise, including “The Big Bang Theory,” “NCIS,” “Mom,” “Madam Secretary” and “Scorpion.”

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