Whether or not you believe in karma, actress Erinn Hayes is no doubt feeling at least a little bit of delight at the announcement of the Rashida Jones-produced new sitcom that’s in development for AMC, Kevin Can F*** Himself.
As was widely reported at the time, the producers of the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait (series star Kevin James among them) decided to make a significant change in the cast following the first season. Erinn, who had been playing Kevin’s wife, was out (it was explained at the start of season two that she had died off camera) and in her place (as a different character) was Kevin’s former King of Queens co-star Leah Remini. The powers that be — or were — apparently believed that Kevin and Leah’s chemistry would ultimately be stronger. Ironically, they’re the only ones who thought that way, because the audience couldn’t care less and the show was canceled at the end of year two.
Score one for karma.
And here comes the other shoe dropping.
Describes AMC in a statement, “Kevin Can F*** Himself (Working Title) from creator Valerie Armstrong (Lodge 49, SEAL Team), and executive producers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, explores the secret life of a woman we all grew up watching: the sitcom wife. A beauty paired with a less attractive, dismissive, caveman-like husband who gets to be a jerk because she’s a nag and he’s ‘funny.’ Our series looks to break television convention and ask what does the world look like through her eyes? Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera zaniness, the formats will be constantly informing one another as we ask what happens when this supporting character is presented as a real person? And what if that person is pissed?”
One person definitely not pissed is Erinn herself, as evident in her tweet on the subject.
omg. 😂😂😂 https://t.co/fR6SRXpex9
— erinn hayes (@hayeslady) November 2, 2018
Now if karma really wanted to go for broke, it would see Erinn cast as the wife on Kevin Can F*** Himself. How much fun would that be to watch?