The 'King of Queens' alum is joining the sitcom full-time in season 2
Leah Remini couldn’t wait to share a photo from her “amazing” first week as a series regular on the revamped Kevin Can Wait.
After guest-starring in two episodes of the CBS sitcom’s first season, it was announced in June that the actress would be reuniting full-time with her King of Queens husband Kevin James.
Alongside a photo with James, Remini wrote on Instagram, “It’s been an amazing first week on @kevincanwaitcbs, so blessed that I had my family with me. Thank you to all who came out tonight, cast, crew, writers, thank you for the love!”
Starring as Vanessa Cellucci, a former detective and new boss to James’ Kevin Gable, Remini steps into the series as the former female lead exits. The character of Gable’s wife Donna, who was portrayed by Erinn Hayes, is set to be killed off as the show “will be moving forward in time.”
Kevin Can Wait returns to CBS on Sept. 25.