on CBS), Kevin agrees to stand in as the husband of his fellow police officer (Vanessa Cellucci, portrayed by Remini), who had previously pretended to be married to him while on an undercover assignment.Remini shared several behind-the-scenes snaps on Instagram. Leah Remini and Kevin James, who played husband and wife on the popular CBS sitcom King of Queens, recently reunited to film the two-part season finale of James' current show Kevin Can Wait, a comedy about a recently retired police officer.
James and Remini starred together for nine seasons on the hit series “The King of Queens,” which also aired on CBS.
“Kevin Can Wait” stars James as a New York cop who retires after 20 years on the force, only to discover retirement is not as easy as he thought it would be.
It’s called police work.” duo basically played Doug and Carrie as cops, any fan of the hit show got to enjoy the nostalgic dynamic of Remini trying to keep James in line.
Leah Remini will partner up once again with her former TV husband, Kevin James, in a guest role on the Season 1 finale of James’ new CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” the network announced Friday.
The badgering continues into the episode, "Sting of Queens," in which retired cop Kevin Gable (James) is reluctantly called back to finish an undercover assignment with his old police-department rival, Vanessa Cellucci (Remini).
The unlikely duo poses as husband and wife to investigate a fraudulent dealer's art show, but much like Doug and Carrie Heffernan, the married couple they played on They're "literally Doug and Carrie, as cops," says Remini, sitting on audience risers overlooking the cavernous soundstage, which is dotted by swooping cameras and crew members in New York Mets gear.(James is a superfan.)'s first season, which averaged 9.3 million viewers to become TV's top-rated new comedy."It was always about how to do it the right way," he says.
She has become an outspoken critic of the Church, publishing her memoir “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology” in 2015.
A major casting shake-up is taking place on the CBS sitcom "Kevin Can Wait." Kevin James' current TV wife on the show Erinn Hayes revealed on Twitter that she has been "let go" from the show and Leah Remini, who starred alongside James on "The King of Queens" for nine seasons revealed she has signed on for "Kevin Can Wait." True, I've been let go from the show. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans.
James, Rock Reuben, Rob Long, Jeff Sussman, Andy Fickman, Tony Sheehan and Steve Mosko are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Most recently, Remini was cast in a lead role in the NBC comedy pilot “What About Barb?
” which is a female-led adaptation of the Bill Murray-Richard Dreyfuss comedy “What About Bob?