‘Kevin Can Wait’ Hosts a ‘King of Queens’ Reunion

Leah Remini Guest Stars on Kevin Can Wait
Leah Remini (Photo by Manfred Baumann)

The two-part season one finale of CBS’ Kevin Can Wait will reunite The King of Queens stars Kevin James and Leah Remini. James and Remini played husband and wife for nine seasons on The King of Queens and will be posing as husband and wife in the upcoming two-part Kevin Can Wait finale. Remini will guest star as police officer Vanessa Cellucci in the episodes airing on May 1 and May 8, 2017.

Per CBS, the storyline involves Kevin agreeing to “come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.”

Kevin Can Wait is executive produced by Kevin James, Rock Reuben, Rob Long, Jeff Sussman, Andy Fickman, Tony Sheehan, and Steve Mosko. In addition to Kevin James, the half-hour comedy stars Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James DiGiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine and Leonard Earl Howze.

The Plot: Kevin Can Wait stars Kevin James as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Kevin’s retirement plans consist of chilling with his family and having epic adventures with fellow retirees Goody, his former partner and close friend, and Duffy, his oldest pal, as well as his brother, Kyle, a fireman whose closest encounter with a blaze would be a grease fire in the firehouse kitchen.

However, Kevin’s dream is jeopardized when he discovers that Donna, his wonderful wife of 20 years, has shielded him from key family info while he worked overtime protecting the community. Their usually reliable eldest, Kendra is dropping out of college so she can support her unemployed fiancé, Chale, while he designs the next “big app”; his teenage daughter, Sara has budding anger-management issues; and their youngest, Jack is a bit of a hypochondriac. For now, his plans for a cushy life will have to wait, because Kevin has work to do, and this time, his family is his beat.