After it was revealed Kevin James‘ CBS show Kevin Can Wait would be “tastefully” killing off lead actress Erinn Hayes to make room for Leah Remini, fans finally got to see just how it went down on the season two premiere on Monday.
And it turns out Donna Gable’s death wasn’t as dignified as execs made it sound!
All viewers saw was a short scene with Kevin’s on-screen daughter, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler), responding to a postcard in the mail from Donna’s gym:
“Give me that, I will call them right now. It’s been over a year since she died, they shouldn’t still be sending this.”
That was basically it. No explanation of how the show’s leading lady passed.
So, it’s not hard to see why fans of Kevin Can Wait were pissed!! See their frustrated reactions (below):
So they killed the wife/mom on #KevinCanWait ??? Wow! And they addressed @hayeslady departure in 2 lines. So disrespectful and savage af. pic.twitter.com/by0e9ojyLF
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kelena Sothersby (@Tua_motu) September 26, 2017
It’s probably too late for Kevin to make it up, so Leah’s addition is really going to have to win fans over to come back from this.