Erinn Hayes Let Go From CBS’s ‘Kevin Can Wait’; Leah Remini To Join Cast
Actress Erinn Hayes confirmed that she was fired from CBS’ show Kevin Can Wait.
Hayes had played Donna Gable, the wife of Kevin Gable (played by Kevin James). Hayes confirmed the news on Saturday via Twitter while linking to a Deadline announcement.
True, I've been let go from the show. Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans. https://t.co/HfYKzVuSnT
— erinn hayes (@hayeslady) June 3, 2017
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) June 3, 2017
Sources say it was a matter of the show going in a different creative direction, and not a reflection of the actress’ performance.
It was recently announced that Leah Remini was joining the cast for season 2 as a series regular. Remini previously appeared in the Season 1 finale as Vanessa Cellucci, an undercover cop and the former partner of James’ character. She will reprise that role for the show’s second season, which will premiere in September.
James and Remini previously starred together as husband and wife for nine seasons on the hit series The King of Queens, which also aired on CBS.
Hayes has since weighed in on her “very sad” departure, thanking the fans for their support.