But after the first season, James said, “The plot of the show didn’t have enough drive.”
“If we got through a second season, I wouldn’t see us getting through a third one,” he said. “We were literally just running out of ideas.”
One idea that panned out was bringing Remini, who played his wife on “The King of Queens,” on last season for a two-part finale in a guest role as Gable’s former police partner, Vanessa Cellucci.
“Fans loved it, everybody on the crew loved it,” James said. “We just knew right away, so we thought, ‘How can we get her here full-time to be on the show?'”
The second season of “Kevin Can Wait” kicked off on September 25.