With reboots adding to the popularity of the 90’s sitcoms, King of Queens should have got a reboot too! And who better than Kaley Cuoco, known for playing Penny in CBS’ hilarious sitcom The Big Bang Theory, to be a part of the show?
The King of Queens is one of the funniest and yet, most underrated television sitcoms of all time. Premiering in the late 90s and concluding in 2007, the show continued to capture the elegant 90’s charm throughout. The series attempted to replicate the love and antagonism shared between Ralph and Alice in the 1950s sitcom The Honeymooners.
- The King of Queens — one of the biggest sitcoms of the 90s
- The show has already been rebooted once
- Kaley Cuoco to play Carrie on The King of Queens season 10?
The King of Queens was regarded as a nuanced version of its inspiration, and even had a 2016 spin-off. The only terrible thing about the show is that it might not be rebooted for a 10th season. But with streaming platforms competing against each other to keep viewers hooked and interested, you never know.
Let’s learn more about the sitcom and find out if The King of Queens season 10 might be in the works.
The King of Queens — one of biggest sitcoms kings of the 90s
The show centers around a working-class suburb of Queens, New York, and follows a humble couple, Doug and Carrie Heffernan. Dough (Kevin James) is an amiable delivery man and his wife Carrie (Leah Remini) is a sharp-tongued legal secretary.
The CBS sitcom was a hit throughout its nine seasons because of Doug’s hilarious dynamic with the other characters. His constant bickering with his wife, his cousin Danny (Gary Valentine) and live-in father-in-law, Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller), was hysterical.
Doug represents the simple everyman with his love for TV, sports, food and of course, his wife. His way of navigating through situations often backfires and ends with him having to explain himself. The show has been commended for exploring married life in a refreshingly realistic way. Kevin James and Leah Remini’s chemistry, along with Jerry Stillers’ hilarity has been credited with the show’s success.
They explore the everyday challenges of love, life, family and marriage and it’s amazing how accommodating Doug’s character is. He has no qualms about what’s going wrong or chasing anything, he has simply accepted things the way they are. The show was so successful that it even led to a spin-off reboot titled Kevin Can Wait!
The show has already been rebooted once
Even though the show started with nearly 10 million viewers, it wasn’t enough for CBS to keep it going. The final season of The King of Queens aired in 2007, before being renewed for a prequel spin-off in 2016.
Kevin Can Wait premiered on CBS between 2016 and 2018, with two highly-rated seasons. The spin-off stars most of the cast members of The King of Queens fame. The story follows Kevin James as a retired police officer who rises to the challenge of being a single dad.
The show also stars Leah Remini, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James DiGiacomo, Gary Valentine and others. While fans have noticed similarities between the shows, Kevin James believes otherwise.
Kevin Can Wait was well-received, but was cancelled after two seasons anyway, because of the creators’ controversial casting change. They shockingly let go of Erinn Hayes (Kevin’s wife) by killing off her character and brought in Leah Remini instead. The creators wanted to bring in James’ co-star from The Kings of Queens, but their sudden decision was deemed unfair.
After much backlash from viewers, the network acknowledged the casting as a mistake. Ratings declined during the second season and the show was eventually cancelled. Fans hope they can still make it right in another season or finally announce The King of Queens season 10.
Kaley Cuoco to play Carrie on The King of Queens season 10?
There’s no official news from CBS on The King of Queens season 10 yet. But that hasn’t stopped fans from deliberating on the possibility of catching their favourite blue-collar couple Doug and Carrie in action again. If CBS goes ahead with the decision to reboot the show for a brand new season, it would be interesting to see who makes the cast.
We wonder if Kevin James will reprise his role as Doug or the reboot will have a brand new cast. We’ll leave it to the creators to decide who steps in Doug’s shoes, but we have a Carrie in mind. Who better than CBS network’s popular leading lady from The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco?
Cuoco has displayed her talents through the series’ 12 seasons where she played waitress Penny. Her role as Penny was snappy and sarcastic, and she’d be perfect as Carrie.
Who do you think could be a part of the new cast in The King of Queens season 10 reboot? Let us know in the comments!