Leah Remini Will Reunite with Kevin James for Season 2 of Kevin Can Wait as Series Regular
Leah Remini confirmed the news on her own Instagram, sharing an image of the news headline
Leah Remini and Kevin James are solidifying their on-screen reunion.
The actress, who starred as James’ wife on King of Queens from 1998 to 2007, is joining the comedian’s new sitcom, Kevin Can Waitm as a series regular for season 2, Variety reports.
Remini confirmed the news on her own Instagram, sharing an image of the news headline.
The 46-year-old previously appeared on the CBS comedy as undercover cop Vanessa Cellucci in the season 1 finale.
With the news of Remini joining the show, actress Erinn Hayes announced that she would not be returning for the second season.
Hayes, who played James’ wife, Donna, on the sitcom, shared the news on Twitter Saturday afternoon.
“True, I’ve been let go from the show,” she wrote. “Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans.”
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Remini most recently starred in the NBC comedy What About Barb? and her documentary series Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E.
Kevin Can Wait season 2 premieres on CBS on Monday, September 25, at 9 p.m. ET.