Kevin Can Wait

2016 • CBS
168 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (25)

1 Pilot
Kevin, a newly retired police officer, faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. In the opener, Kevin's retirement plans go awry when he learns his wife has shielded him from key family problems while he worked as a cop and that he must now face them head-on.
2 Sleep Disorder
After realizing that Donna has arranged the house to her liking, Kevin resolves to take it back. Kendra tries to toughen up Chale.
3 Chore Weasel
Kevin secretly hires someone to do his chores so he can play football with his friends.
4 Kevin and Donna's Book Club
Having deemed his friends boring, Kevin wrangles an invitation to accompany Donna to her hard-partying book club.
5 Kevin’s Good Story
Kevin and Donna’s anniversary exposes a lie he told years ago to protect Goody.
6 Beat the Parents
Finding a new friend for Jack lands Kevin and Donna in an uncomfortable relationship with the boy’s unbearable parents.
7 Hallow-We-Ain’t-Home
Donna and Kevin decide to forego handing out Halloween candy in favor of a new holiday where they try to hide from any trick-or-treaters.
8 Who's Better Than Us?
Kevin is hurt by how easily his old partner has replaced him with a rookie cop who can do no wrong.
9 The Power of Positive Drinking
Kevin takes a job as a bartender but he goes too far when he starts dispensing unsolicited advice to his customers.
10 The Fantastic Pho
After Kevin quits his part-time gig as a supermarket security guard, Donna suggests that he try to make money by doing something he is passionate about.
11 Kevin's Bringing Supper Back
Kevin insists that the family bond over Sunday dinner, unaware that his friends are planning a big surprise that same night.
12 I'll Be Home For Christmas...Maybe
Kevin volunteers to help Mott and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while Mott's wife is away, much to the dismay of Donna who is left high and dry on her own until Kyle swoops in to help.
13 Ring Worm
Kevin tries to make good on an overdue promise to buy Donna a proper engagement ring, but his plan backfires when he tries to surprise her.
14 Kevin vs. The Dutch Elm
While Kevin tries to charm his elderly neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he gets intimidated by her son and inadvertently invites them to his house for a non-existent party.
15 Choke Doubt
Kevin’s life-saving act of heroism is overshadowed by Kyle’s rescue of a cat from an apartment fire.
16 The Back Out
Kevin and Donna jeopardize their chance for a kid-free vacation care of their chiropractor when he catches them using his colleague's services. Meanwhile, Kyle, still bitter that Kevin overlooked him to be best man at his wedding to Donna, tries to convince Chale to give him that responsibility.
17 Unholy War
Kevin competes with his childhood nemesis who is intent on reserving the same church date for his daughter's nuptials that Kendra wants for her wedding to Chale. Both men battle for the priest's approval by becoming more involved in the church.
18 Neighborhood Watch
Kevin concocts an elaborate plan to avoid spending time with Donna's cousin and her chatty husband by forming a neighborhood watch group with his buddies.
19 Showroom Showdown
Kevin and Chale get jobs working in the warehouse at an electronics store to help pay for the wedding, but Chale's quick promotion to the sales floor kick-starts Kevin's competitive side.
20 Double Date
After Goody and Didi invite the Motts on a weekend getaway with them, Kevin and Donna are offended by the friendship demotion and go online to find new couples to hang out with.
21 Kenny Can Wait
Kevin strikes up an unlikely friendship with Harry Connick Jr., but he gets caught in a web of lies trying to impress his new friend.
22 Quiet Diet
Donna says she'll send Kevin to the Mets Fantasy Camp if he lowers his cholesterol, so Chale secretly coaches Kevin through a juice cleanse.
23 Sting Of Queens: Part One
Part 1 of 2. Kevin begrudgingly agrees to come out of retirement, briefly, to reprise an undercover assignment where he and his old rival Vanessa Cellucci (Leah Remini) once again pose as husband and wife. Meanwhile, Donna is up for a promotion; Kendra gets accepted to law school; and Chale lands a lucrative new job.
24 Sting Of Queens: Part Two
Part 2 of 2. Season 1 ends with Kevin being forced by his undercover partner (Leah Remini) to extend their investigation by attending a fraudulent dealer's weekend art show in Boston, which causes Kevin to miss the Mets Fantasy Camp with his buddies. Meanwhile, Chale discovers his dream job isn't what it seems; and Donna mouths off to her boss.
101 Behind The Scenes
Go behind the scenes of the new Kevin James comedy, Kevin Can Wait.

About this show

Kevin James returns to series television in an irresistible comedy about a newly retired police officer looking forward to quality time with his family—and his fellow retired cops. When his oldest daughter announces she’s dropping out of college to support her fiancé, Kevin knows his only choice is to move them both into his home to keep her in school.
168 reviews
Ken R
November 8, 2017
Season 1 was fine, but season 2 is a completely different show. And it really isn't very good. Shame on them for killing off the wife to make room for Leah Remini. It isn't working with the Monkey Fist Security story taking up most of the show. Mr. James used to be enough, but I am sorry to report that the rest of show is now awful. Original review: If you liked the King of Queens, then you are likely a Kevin James fan, and will enjoy this show as well. CBS offered Mr. James a truck load of money and built a studio near his mansion on long island just to get him back doing this sitcom. But the show has a few good laughs, especially with the oldest daughter and her fiancee, Chale. Note that the younger two children who appeared in the first few episodes have mysteriously disappeared in the later episodes. Well, anything is possible on TV. The laughs are generally predictable, and the show could benefit from some fresh new ideas, especially since there is only one child left in the family now.
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Pamela Darlene Woodward
April 26, 2019
season 1 was fine.But they should have just revived the king of queens&having leah Remini on there,with her publitcy stut just to get noticed. touring the talk show circuit,outting the cult she was in. Was the end of her 4ever4me.Shes not bright& I saw right threw her trickery.She was not trying to do good. She was desperate& used the cult as a platform. Maybe getting children out of there would have put her on the map again.But no,she was out 4#1.Kings was her only hit,it was a team effort.
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March 29, 2018
I absolutely loved Kevin James in The King of Queens. A classic show that still makes me laugh to this day, regardless of how many times I watch it. It had depth and hilarity that most modern shows lack. That being said, Kevin Can Wait is a good show, I'm glad he came back to television. I can't say it's as funny, though. I loved his wife in the first season for sure, but I definitely think Season 2 is far better. I'm so glad Leah Remini came back to work with him as a main character on the show!
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