Whether he is doing stand-up comedy, sitcoms, or movies, Kevin James never fails at being hilarious. Who could forget the humorous plots of Kevin James movies such as Paul Blart: Mall Cop both one and two, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Zookeeper? James has not appeared in a sitcom since the King of Queens, in which he starred opposite Leah Remini, went off the air in 2007 after enjoying nine successful seasons.
“We’re beyond thrilled to be back in business with Kevin James! He’s an incredibly talented star on every screen and every stage, who appeals to a broad audience. We can’t wait to start working with Kevin and the amazing comedy talents of Bruce Helford and Rock Reuben on this exciting new project.”
Kevin James has a long history with CBS, having worked with them on the King of Queens as well as during appearances in shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond.
— The King of Queens (@TheKOQ) October 9, 2015
This new Kevin James show, which is as yet untitled, features Kevin as a retired police officer who is excited to spend more time with his wife and three children. Apparently, he finds home life to be more exhausting than police work, which is something we can all relate to.
Sony Pictures Television’s Zack VanAmburg and Jamie Erlicht, presidents of programming and production, are also pleased to see the return of Kevin James to prime time TV.
“Kevin is part of our SPT comedy family and we have a rich and successful history together. We are excited for everyone to see this next evolution of Kevin’s family sitcom life and join his fans in celebrating his return to series television.”
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) October 9, 2015
According to Cinema Blend, the new comedy starring Kevin James has an initial 13 episodes ordered from CBS. None of the other characters have been cast as of yet, as the show is still in its beginning stages. Some people are hopeful that Kevin James and Leah Remini will come together again as a married couple. Certainly, the chemistry between them is evident, and James and Remini are comfortable playing roles opposite one another. For now, there is no word on who will play Mrs. Kevin James on the new series. The following tweet is from a King of Queens fan who posted this adorable video for #ThrowbackThursday.
Though this is his first return to television following the King of Queens, Kevin James has been busy in the movie business these past few years. His latest releases are the animated films Pixels and Hotel Transylvania 2.
One of the most endearing things about Kevin James is his clean humor. According to IMDB, he chooses to act in feel-good movies that he can be proud to show his kids.
“I want to do movies that I’m proud of where my kids, at some point, can see and I can feel comfortable sitting there watching it with them. And just that move people. That make people feel a little bit better about themselves when they leave the theater.”
What is your favorite characteristic of Kevin James’ comedy?
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