“Kevin Can Wait” has been one of the biggest hits of the fall TV season. Its premiere last month as part of the Monday night CBS comedy line-up garnered more than 11 million viewers and it has earned a full season pick up. The show and its stars Kevin James and Erinn Hayes could well reap Golden Globe nominations.
Remember, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. loves to honor new shows. Indeed, three of the last four winners for Best Comedy/Musical Series were freshman contenders: “Girls” (2012), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2013) and “Transparent” (2015). However, Globe voters have shown less of a penchant for traditional sitcoms like “Kevin Can Wait.” Recall that “The Big Bang Theory” was the last multi-camera series nominated and that was back in 2010. And before that it was “Will & Grace” in 2004. Neither won.
When Gold Derby spoke with Hayes (watch above) earlier this year, she revealed, “the two weeks that I was shooting the pilot was really fun. Kevin’s so talented and we liked each other right off the bat. The one interesting thing is that he has so much on his plate with writing and producing. It was interesting to work on scenes with somebody who’s got so much riding on his shoulders. you can’t just dick around.” And her “Children’s Hospital” co-star Rob Corddry added, “I’m excited because I saw the trailer and thought ‘finally this is a classic type of show that I can get into.’ Cause I’m not a nerd or a broke girl.”
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