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Kevin Can Wait: Season 1 (2016-2017)

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Critic 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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In Season 1 of "Kevin Can Wait," recently retired Kevin Gable (Kevin James) tries to settle into life away from the police force. With the assistance of his wife Donna (Erinn Hayes), Kevin tries his hand at a variety of new activities to occupy his time, but nothing quite seems to fit until an opportunity to come out of retirement raises its head. Meanwhile, Kevin's daughter, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler), quits school to support her supposed tech whiz boyfriend Chale (Ryan Cartwright), who has been secretly working to buy her an engagement ring. Elsewhere, Donna tries to expand their couples friendship group, and Mott (Christopher Brian Roach) needs Kevin's help with the kids. Guest starring Ray Romano, Leah Remini, Adam Sandler, Billy Joel and Harry Connick Jr.

Cast

Bas Rutten
as Rutger
Jim Breuer
as Father Phillip
Leah Remini
as Vanessa Cellucci
James K. Shea
as Trick or Treater #2
Sienna James
as Trick or Treater #1
Keone Young
as Mr. Chu
Billy Joel
as Himself
Suzanne Petri
as Mrs. Hoost
Ray Longo
as Customer
Andrew Pang
as Dr. Wang
Chris Monty
as Dynamic Bob
De'Adre Aziza
as Danielle
Maxine Prescott
as Elderly Woman
Wolfgang Jack Lacz
as Joey Gruber
Cynthia Mace
as Chale's Mom
Noré Davis
as Customer
Joey Kola
as Larry Anderson
Jake Katzman
as Paul Gruber
Julian Gamble
as Mr. Ferguson
Mike Soccio
as Rick Gruber
Chris Titone
as Customer
John Trueson
as Customer
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Critic Reviews for Kevin Can Wait: Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (11)

James has decent comic timing, but the pilot is relatively laughless.

September 20, 2016 | Full Review…

In the end, Kevin James is an extremely likable and funny guy and while it's good to have him back on-screen making jokes, it's a shame that it can't be in a better show.

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…

The meat-and-potatoes network sitcom James' fans expect, with an added bonus - Long Island.

September 19, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Can the star of the show, let alone CBS, really believe in this material? It's one thing to put the brain in park after a long workday. It's quite another to pound it into mush.

September 15, 2016 | Rating: D- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The plot doesn't sound all that promising, but Kevin Can Wait actually qualifies as quality time.

September 9, 2016 | Full Review…

Sure, it's safe and a little dated, but Kevin James is always a welcome presence on my TV screen. (Just no cameos from Paul Blart, please and thank you.)

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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