Kevin James is returning to CBS in his newest series, Kevin Can Wait— and he has faith audiences will love it as much as he does.
“I’m very excited about this one because I’ve never felt, out of the gate, as confident as I do,” he tells EW in a sit-down interview with his TV wife Erinn Hayes (Donna). “I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s coming together so well that I bet my house. I’m betting a lot of things on this show.”
In the sitcom, James plays a middle-aged police officer who retires with a plan to be completely carefree with his buddies. However, a wrench is thrown into the mix, leading him to pay closer attention to his family and life at home.
“I was doing my job and working and she didn’t want me to worry so she kind of set the house her way,” he James says of the couple’s dynamic. “She was kind of stepping in and taking over everything. So now, when I come back, the cement is kind of dried with her ways, and they’re good ways. And I kind of disrupt that.”
Kevin Can Wait premieres Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.