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‘Childrens Hospital’ Star Erinn Hayes Cast as Kevin James’ Wife in CBS Comedy

Erinn Hayes will co-star in the untitled Kevin James project at CBSVariety has learned. The “Childrens Hospital” vet will play Kevin James’ wife in the series.

The show revolves around a newly retired police officer, played by James, looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Hayes will play Donna, his wife of 20 years who had to hold the family together while waiting for him to retire from the police force.

Hayes joins an ensemble that includes Taylor Spreitler, who will play the duo’s daughter Kendra; Mary-Charles Jones, as their other daughter; James DiGiacomo, as their youngest child Jack; Ryan Cartwright, who will play Chale, who is in love with Spreitler’s Kendra; and Leonard Earl Howze, as Goody, Kevin’s former police partner and one of his closest friends.

James pulls double duty as star and writer on the multicam comedy, which he co-wrote with Bruce Helford and Rock Reuben. All three will serve as exec producers, along with Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman, who has been attached as director. Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios are producing.

Hayes has starred on the comedy “Childrens Hospital” for seven seasons. She also was a regular on NBC’s short-lived comedy “Guys With Kids” in 2012, and has had roles on “Parks and Recreation,” “New Girl” and “Parenthood.” She is repped by UTA and Sweeney Entertainment.

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