Published On: Wed, May 16th, 2018

CBS Bosses Explain Surprising Decision To Cancel ‘Kevin Can Wait’ After 2 Seasons

Kevin Can Wait Finale

The return of Kevin James to network television was a major coup for CBS after the actor’s previously successful nine-year run on the network with the sitcom The King of Queens. Two seasons and a couple of key casting changes later, and James’ sophomore sitcom, Kevin Can Wait, became a cancelation casualty.

In an interview with Deadline, CBS Entertainment president Kevin Kahl explained the surprising decision to ax the show headlined by one of the network’s most beloved stars, saying it all came down to the numbers.

“It was a strong show for us, it’s had a lot of decline this year, it was heading in the wrong direction,” Kahl told Deadline.

“The numbers were going down as the year went on and looking forward, it didn’t look like a show that was going to be strong enough to anchor a night for us going forward.”

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CBS Bosses Explain Surprising Decision To Cancel ‘Kevin Can Wait’ After 2 Seasons