Some on-screen dynamics are just too good to let go of. Even when a series comes to an end, certain actors become inextricable from one another. That is exactly what has happened between former King of Queens co-stars Kevin James and Leah Remini. The two recently reunited on James' new CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait, and now it appears that we can look forward to seeing quite a bit more of Remini's character in Season 2 as she moves into a series regular role.
According to a new report from TVLine, we can expect to see quite a bit more of Leah Remini on Kevin Can Wait when the show returns for its second season in the fall. Remini portrayed police officer Vanessa Cellucci on a guest stint during the show's two-part Season 1 finale, and success of that appearance has subsequently led to her joining the cast as a series regular. As long as this means we can look forward to her regularly trading barbs with Kevin James on a weekly basis, I think it's safe to say that we are on board with the idea.
It's obviously no secret that this news will likely excite any longtime fans of Leah Remini's dynamic with Kevin James from King of Queens. The duo starred on the hit CBS sitcom for nine seasons as Carrie and Doug Heffernan, and their bitter (yet still loving) dynamic has been sorely missed from the multi-camera sitcom landscape in the ten years since the show went off the air in 2007. Now if CBS can just get Jerry Stiller to return to a brand new role, then Kevin Can Wait will be able to pull off the King of Queens hat trick.
This development seems like a great upswing for Leah Remini, as her own recent return to the small screen did not fare quite as well as Kevin Can Wait. Remini starred as the lead on NBC's pilot presentation of What About Barb? Unfortunately, the network passed on the gender-swapped small screen version of Frank Oz's 1991 classic What About Bob? thus freeing up Remini to take on a more substantial role on Kevin Can Wait. Additionally, she's received positive reception toward her documentary series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
Kevin Can Wait will return to CBS next fall on Monday, September 25 at 9 p.m. EST. For now, take a look at our summer TV premiere guide and get yourselves caught up on all of the most highly anticipated small screen debuts of the next few months.