NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03:  Actor Kevin James attends the "True Memoirs Of An International Assassin" New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 3, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
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What Kevin James
Thinks About This
Popular King Of
Queens Prequel
"The King of Queens" catapulted a basically unknown Kevin James from stand-up comedian to mainstream network TV star and has spawned a certain prequel theory about his other TV adventure, “Kevin Can Wait.” So, what was James' reaction to this theory being floated about "The King of Queens"?
"Kevin Can Wait" features James playing another diligent, blue-collar husband, and Leah Remini, James's wife on "The King of Queens," eventually joins the cast as Gable’s business partner. In a 2017 article for Esquire, writer Matt Miller declares that there's incontrovertible evidence that: “‘Kevin Can Wait’ is a prequel to ‘King of Queens.’”
Kevin James doesn't buy this theory about the prequel, saying, "No, no. It's totally different..." He then adds that while he was eager to work with Remini once more, he's emphatic that, "It was never to do the 'King of Queens' again."