• Kevin Can Wait: A Traditional Family Sitcom

    by  • September 13, 2016 • CBS, Paleyfest 2016 • 2 Comments


    The other new domestic comedy this fall from CBS.

    Macho cop Kevin has just retired from the force, and is looking forward to filling his days with paintball, football games, and lots of beer. But Kevin’s plans are upset when his daughter announces she is dropping out of college to support her fiance…and Kevin is appalled by his daughter’s choice of the decidedly non-macho, geeky software designer Chale. Kevin lets the duo move into his house, where he can keep a loving eye on his daughter…and a cynical one on Chale. 

    The first episode of this traditional sitcom, contained no foul language and only the mildest sexual banter between Kevin and his wife. If it continues in this vein, Kevin Can Wait promises to be a clean comedy the entire family can enjoy.

    Kevin Can Wait premieres Monday, September 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.



    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    2 Responses to Kevin Can Wait: A Traditional Family Sitcom

    1. Clay too
      September 15, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Hope we’re wrong, but I gotta agree with first Clay. Beyond that, the preview was barely a meh for me. He’s trying to play against a goofy likable type he’s cultivated for 18 years. and he’s not very likable in this one. Doesn’t work for me.

    2. Clay
      September 14, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      I can almost guarantee you it will not “continue in this vein.” They never do. If there is mild sexual banter in the first episode, it will surely increase. How much ya wanna wager?

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