Kevin Can Wait Showrunner Exit Season 1 CBS

Kevin Can Wait Shake-Up: Co-Creator Departs Amid Creative Differences

Kevin may be in no rush, but a key executive producer has decided his time on a successful CBS comedy ends now.

Bruce Helford has stepped down as showrunner of Kevin Can Wait, per our sister site Deadline, reportedly because of creative differences with star Kevin James.

Helford co-created the series with Rock Reuben (The King of Queens) and James. Executive producer Rob Long (Cheers, Sullivan and Son) will take over as showrunner.

TVLine has reached out to CBS for comment.

James’ second CBS sitcom recently scored a full-season pickup, along with dramas Bull and MacGyver. Kevin Can Wait, with 10.4 mil total viewers and a 2.5 demo rating, is fall’s No. 1 comedy in both measures.

Kevin Can Wait fans, how do you feel about Helford’s abrupt exit? Sound off in the comments!