Now in its second season, CBS’s Kevin Can Wait is a massive success, averaging over nine million viewers on Monday nights. But in the Season 2 premiere, the show quickly and coldly killed off Kevin’s wife, played by Erinn Hayes, with just a throwaway comment followed by a lukewarm joke.
Fans were shocked; even How I Met Your Mother‘s contentious finale reveal of a big death had more sensitivity, and people hated it.
Will Kevin Can Wait suffer for its insensitivity? Probably not, but Twitter was aflame.
The reveal came by way of Kevin (Kevin James) getting a letter from his wife’s gym that says “We haven’t seen you, we miss you!” Read more…