Variety reported today that the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait has brought actress Leah Remini onto the show as a permanent cast member. Leah Remini and Kevin James worked together on King of Queens, playing a hilarious married couple from 1998 to 2007.
As news broke of Remini joining the show, Erinn Hayes who plays Kevin James’ wife announced via twitter she was let go. The reason for the switch has not been specified, but the show has been signed on for a second season and is set to air on CBS on Monday, Sept. 25.
Remini confirmed the news on Instagram and Hayes on Twitter.