For two seasons, CBS said Kevin Can Wait. Now, AMC is saying Kevin Can Go F*** Himself. The series, from creator Valerie Armstrong and executive producer Rashida Jones, “probes the secret life of a type of woman we all grew up believing we knew: the sitcom wife,” according to the network’s description. “Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy, the formats will inform one another as we imagine what happens when the sitcom wife escapes her confines and forces the world to let her take the lead.” This Kevin will get 10 hour-long episodes, but it does not yet have a debut date. If you want to get in the right frame of mind for the new series, though, you can reminisce about the time Kevin James’s co-star in Can Wait, Erinn Hayes, was killed off because “we were literally just running out of ideas,” according to James. Though that idea did coincide with bringing back the actor’s previous TV wife, Leah Remini, to try and recapture that old King of Queens success. Here’s to sitcom wives shaking off their Kevins.
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