In Season 1 of Kevin Can Wait, Kevin James (King of Queens) played Kevin, a retired police officer who was suddenly spending more time at home with his wife of 20 years, Donna. Donna was portrayed by Erinn Hayes but she does not return for Season 2. Variety reports that the character has been killed off the sow. In the lead female role is James’ former TV wife Leah Remini (who made appearances on the show at the end of the last season). Remini has joined the cast as Kevin’s old rival, undercover cop Vanessa Cellucci.
So when Kevin’s daughter Kendra (Taylor Spreitler) needs to throw together a last-minute wedding for herself and boyfriend Chale (Ryan Cartwright) who’s at risk of being deported, Vanessa steps in to help. Actress Erinn Hayes, btw, is filming a new sitcom, The Dangerous Book For Boys, with Swoozie Kurtz, see photo below. When news broke about Donna being killed off, Hayes wrote on Twitter: “Very sad, I had a great experience[on] season 1.” Kevin Can Wait airs Mondays at 9pm on CBS. [When Kevin starts to date, it can be problematic — as with gorgeous client Rebecca (Zulay Henao) in Kevin Can Wait Season 2.]