Kevin Can Wait: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

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Season 1
Kevin Can Wait

Critics Consensus

Kevin James proves a likable, funny lead, but Kevin Can Wait relies too heavily on predictable, unfunny jokes and a series of lackluster subplots to stand out from the crowd.

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Critic Ratings: 29

45%

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User Ratings: 158

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 19, 2016

Former police officer Kevin discovers that retirement -- in some ways-- holds greater challenges than life on the job.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2016

Kevin reorganizes the house after his friends convince him that Donna has things set up for her own benefit; Kendra gets her Uncle Kyle to help toughen up Chale.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2016

Kevin uses an online app to hire people to do his household chores, so he can play football with his buddies, then takes all of the credit with Donna.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2016

After witnessing how much fun Donna has at her book club gathering, Kevin decides his social life needs more excitement.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2016

Kevin gets caught borrowing one of Goody's old stories to excuse his forgetting his and Donna's wedding anniversary.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2016

When Kevin and Donna meet the arrogant and pushy parents of Jack's new friend from school, they set out to sabotage the boys' friendship.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2016

On Halloween, Kevin and Donna pretend not to be home to avoid giving out candy; Chale has a problem with a man dressed as a Viking.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2016

Kevin is jealous of his former patrol partner's fit new rookie partner, and he sets out to show his old partner what he's missing.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2016

When Kevin starts working as a bartender, he goes overboard offering customers his unsolicited advice.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2016

Kevin persuades his buddies to invest in his new food truck business, but his chef quits, leaving Kevin in a pickle.

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Cast & Crew

Kevin James
Kevin Gable

Actor
Erinn Hayes
Donna

Actor
Taylor Spreitler
Kendra Gable

Actor
Mary-Charles Jones
Sara Gable

Actor
James Di Giacomo
Jack Gable

Actor
Ryan Cartwright
Chale

Actor
Lenny Venito
Duffy

Actor
Chris Roach
Mott

Guest Star
Chris Weidman
Nick

Guest Star
Gina Brillon
Gina

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Joe Starr
Enzo

Guest Star
Bas Rutten
Rutger

Guest Star
Jackie Sandler
Cindy

Guest Star
Jim Breuer
Father Philip

Guest Star
Keith Anthony
Mendez

Guest Star
Joey Kola
Larry Anderson

Guest Star
Maurice Compte
Domingo

Guest Star
Bruce Helford
Executive Producer
Rock Reuben
Executive Producer
Kevin James
Executive Producer
Andy Fickman
Executive Producer
Jeff Sussman
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Kevin Can Wait: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Kevin Can Wait: Season 1

  • Aug 13, 2021
    To this day, still cannot understand how bad this show was! MY GOD!
  • Dec 22, 2020
    I wonder how this is considered funny! The plot is so expected, it's boring to see this guy falling over, breaking things. This wasn't funny.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    An unfunny comedy of unlikable characters. It may have worked 20 years ago but nowadays it just feels stale and crusty.
  • May 06, 2018
    Overly stupid like Mike and molly. I thought we moved passed this kind of tgif nonsense after we were liberated by Seinfeld in the 90s. At that point in time king of queens came to be, it prospered for a reason... No mindlessly stupid so called jokes. I could go over every single episode with and point out each unrealistic encounter but that is the job of the editor?
  • Nov 28, 2017
    Season one has a Nassau County, Long Island, NY Police officer retiring early after 20 years (stepping off in 20) on the force and finding that the family will need extra income to survive. The dynamic works with wife Donna, played by Erinn Hayes being the realist to Kevin James' boyish denial. The family plot is thickened by the eldest daughter's boyfriend, Chale being a comedic focal point. Rubbing Kevin's last nerve as all plans change with Chale moving into the garage apartment (a Long Island staple) without a job and the daughter dropping out of college until the boyfriend hits it big with his computer app dreams. Kevin's family and fellow retirees as well as neighbors and acquaintances keep feeding the storyline in a clean, G rated way. The show does utilize canned laughter which you don't hear much of in these times of reality show boredom and that can be a distraction when overused, but there are no complaints here. It's a family show with a non complex theme that helps take the viewer away from their lives for 20 minutes each week. The problem comes at the end of season one when they bring back Leah Remini in an attempt to raise the ratings. That was a fatal move (as per the new ratings) as season two opens without wife Donna whom has died for some unknown reason and the King of Queens television show is reborn. If you have season one taped, good for you and that's all you'll need. For the rest you can watch King of Queens re-runs on that other channel as the dynamic has changed that much in relation to season one.
  • Jun 25, 2017
    Predictable and just not funny. Fat jerk of a husband with skinny cute wife. Kevin James was the weakest link of King of Queens.
  • Apr 27, 2017
    I had high hopes for this because I like Kevin James and I loved King of Queens but this is a sorry showing. I really wanted to like it but it just wasn't funny at all.
  • Mar 29, 2017
    I like this show, it's good clean humor and my husband and I laugh out loud numerous times during every episode!
  • Mar 20, 2017
    I never miss this Kevin Can Wait. I've been a fan of Kevin James for a lot of years and while I think the show can be slightly better, I have yet to watch an episode that I didn't laugh at or enjoy. I'm so glad he's back on the air and this show is a nice change from a lot of the other garbage we've been subjected to for so long.
  • Feb 11, 2017
    The most unfunny new show on tv.

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