‘Kevin Can Wait’ Sheds A Showrunner, Adds Temporary Adam Sandler Action

Kevin James and Adam Sandler are budz. They work together, they both schlub it up on the red carpet and they appear to be a part of some elaborate Happy Madison pyramid scheme. That’s an unbreakable bond, dude. It’s also a bond that has The Sandman popping by his friend’s CBS sitcom.

Entertainment Tonight reports that Sandler will guest star on the November 7 edition of Kevin Can Wait. The drop-in features Sandler as James’ former cop pal (James retired, Sandler didn’t) and the explosion of jealousy within the titular Kevin over Sandler’s buddy-buddy relationship with his new partner played by UFC fighter Chris Weidman. This should serve as excellent news for Kevin James fans that are seeking a combo would-be epilogue for I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and Here Comes The Boom.

Speaking of Kevin Can Wait, the sitcom has already done some reshuffling behind the scenes. Showrunner/co-creator Bruce Helford has hit the exit with Deadline reporting that creative differences between James and Helford is what prompted the change. Cheers writer/producer Rob Long is said to be taking over the newly opened position. Working with a new series isn’t a foreign concept for Long. Earlier in the decade, he helped co-create the TBS comedy Sullivan & Son with Steve Byrne.

(Via Entertainment Tonight & Dateline)