Parents' Guide to

Kevin Can Wait

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

James shines, but clichés bog down mundane sitcom.

TV CBS Comedy 2016
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+
I loved King of Queens Leah Remini and Kevin James have good chemistry so I'm willing to give them a shot most definitely King of Queens was very funny very good and had good topics in it I hope I see the same in this
age 12+

Was just OK, then horendous season 2 premier killed it.

Season one was alright with Kevins wife to balace out the comedy with jabs to counter Kevins typical bufoonery. SPOILER. Season 2 they killed the wife off and then played it off like the loss of a dead goldfish. To top it off they have Kevins old King Of Queens wife playing a surogate mother. The whole thing was tasteless and we won't be watching any more. Now it's just dumb and mindless ala' Kevins dead movie career.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (2):

James' impressive talents aren't enough to distinguish this sitcom that repackages setups all too familiar to anyone who's watched a family-centric comedy of late. A goofy, overgrown-kid husband; a long-suffering, hardworking wife; and kids whose problems always manage to reach a comfortable ending by the show's 30-minute time limit -- none of it is original enough to make this show a must-see.

Even so, there's a certain comfort to Kevin Can Wait that's reminiscent of a well-worn pair of jeans; you know exactly what to expect, and they're not going to get a lot of attention, but they're satisfying just the same. Especially for viewers who can relate to the characters' specific stage of midlife, there are some laughs -- and a few warm fuzzies -- in this otherwise mundane series.

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