CBS is killing off Erinn Hayes‘ character on Kevin Can Wait to make room for Leah Remini!
When asked about Kevin James‘ leading lady’s exit in season two at the summer press tour on Tuesday, Senior Exec VP of Programming Thom Sherman said the character of Donna “will have passed away” when the show returns.
CBS’s entertainment president Kelly Kahl later added that the death “will be addressed tastefully” and “with dignity and respect”:
“When everybody collectively saw how Leah and Kevin worked together in those last couple of episodes, there was just an undeniable spark there. Kevin, the studio [Sony] and the network wanted to keep that magic and chemistry going forward.”
What a bummer for Erinn! Good luck, bb!