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  • Creator Killer: Kevin James' career has considerably slowed since this show was cancelled.
  • The Danza: Kevin James played a character named Kevin.
  • Executive Meddling: CBS essentially tried to make the series another King of Queens by replacing Hayes with Queens co-star Leah Remini for the second season. Instead, critics and audiences saw the new pairing as inferior.
  • McLeaned: Happened to Donna in Season 2 upon the firing of her actress Erinn Hayes.
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  • Old Shame: Erinn Hayes has nothing nice to say about the show after her firing. She was even tickled when she heard AMC was developing an unrelated series called Kevin Can F*** Himself.
  • Real-Life Relative: Gary Valentine, Kevin James' real life older brother, played Kevin's older brother in the series.
  • Screwed by the Network: CBS, already facing backlash for killing off Hayes' character, chose to cancel it after Season 2.
  • What Could Have Been: Kevin James' original idea was to have the central character be a widower. It eventually did come to pass at the expense of Donna for Season 2.

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