Hayes played Donna Gable, the wife of Kevin James’ character Kevin Gable, on the family comedy. Meanwhile, Remini, who co-starred with James on the long-running CBS sitcom The King of Queens, appeared as a guest star on the season one finale of Kevin Can Wait.
According to TVLine, Kevin Can Wait is going in a new creative direction for season two. While it’s unclear what that means, what we do know is that fans will be seeing a lot more of Remini’s character, Vanessa Cellucci, in season two.
But is this a good idea? Remini’s guest appearance did garner some buzz but Kevin Can Wait saw some big losses in the ratings throughout season one. It earned a 1.61 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.63 million viewers, making it CBS‘ top-rated new series in the demo for the 2016-2017 season. However, the sitcom started the season with a 2.58 rating and 11.08 million viewers but hit a low of a 1.05 rating with 5.90 in April. The show being reworked is likely a reaction to those declines.
Should the show be rocking the boat this early? What do you think? Are the cast changes a good idea?