Kevin James of Everybody Loves Raymond and The King of Queens fame, has received a 13 episode order for his new, untitled, multi-cam sitcom, from CBS. Deadline Hollywood reports that James will star. He will also co-write, with King of Queens EP, Rock Reuben; Bruce Helford is set as show-runner. Per Deadline, the series is planned for the 2016-17 television season.
On the show, James will play a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids… only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. […]
The project stems from the two-year first look deal James inked in April with King Of Queens producer Sony TV for his Hey Eddie banner which included the development of a sitcom project for him to star in. […]
Helford is one of the most experienced multi-camera comedy showrunners, with a successful track record in starring vehicles, having created/co-created The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez and Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management, all of which went to syndication.
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