Leah Remini Talks Returning to 'Kevin Can Wait' After Kevin James' On-Screen Wife Is Killed Off

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Leah Remini
    Leah Remini
    American actress
  • Kevin James
    Kevin James
    American actor and comedian
  • Erinn Hayes
    Erinn Hayes
    American actress
  • Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert
    American comedian

Could sparks fly on screen between Kevin James and Leah Remini again? The 47-year-old actress visited The Late Show where she opened up to host Stephen Colbert about reprising her role on James's new series Kevin Can Wait.

RELATED: CBS Reveals the Shocking Way They're Explaining Erinn Hayes' 'Kevin Can Wait' Exit

"At the end of his first season, I played his ex-partner. We were cops together, we were detectives together. So I just come back as that character," Remini explain of her role as Vanessa.

When Colbert noted that fans liked seeing the former King of Queens co-stars together again, Remini replied, "I loved that. It's an amazing feeling."

At the CBS TCAs earlier this month it was announced that James' on-screen wife, who is played by Erinn Hayes, will be killed off from the show and Remini's character will be made into a series regular.

WATCH: Leah Remini Joins 'King of Queens' Co-Star Kevin James as a Series Regular on 'Kevin Can Wait'

When asked if this was the network's way of rebooting King of Queens, programming executive Thom Sherman replied, "I don't think so. The show speaks for itself and stands for itself. Obviously, the chemistry [between Kevin James and Leah Remini] was amazing in the stunt episodes."

For more on the change, watch the clip below!

Watch Entertainment Tonight on Yahoo View, available on iOS and Android.

Related Articles