Leah Remini and Kevin James reuniting in 'Kevin Can Wait' finale


In a Newhart-esque turn of events, Kevin James will be reuniting with one of his past TV wives on freshman comedy Kevin Can Wait.

CBS announced Friday that Leah Remini will appear alongside her former King of Queens co-star in the two-part May finale. She'll play a cop and former colleague, who he once again goes undercover with as husband and wife when he briefly comes out of retirement. (Only in the world of multicam sitcoms, am I right?)

Remini and James were an on-screen couple for a whopping nine seasons on The King of Queens. Kevin Can Wait, which stars Erinn Hayes as James' latest sitcom wife, was recently renewed for a second season. The renewal came a little surprise given the solid ratings and the network's confidence throughout the season, upping its episode count to 24. The season finale will air May 1 and May 8.

As for Remini, the actress has been particularly busy of late. Her A&E expose, Scientology and the Aftermath, recently scored a second season — and she also booked the lead role in NBC pilot What About Barb?

She is repped by APA.

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Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller present at the 53rd Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards held at the Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles, CA., Nov. 4, 2001. (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Leah Remini and Kevin James during 19th Annual The William S. Paley Television Festival Presents 'The King of Queens' at Directors Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 24: Leah Remini, Kevin James and Jerry Stiller star in The King of Queens. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 24: Leah Remini and Kevin James star as Carrie and Doug Heffernan on The King of Queens. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 13: 'S'poor House' - Arthur (Jerry Stiller, left) gets insulted when the Heffernan home is invaded by mold and Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie (Leah Remini) call upon Doug's father for financial help rather than ask him, on The King of Queens, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/ CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 14: 'Bed Spread' -- When Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie's (Leah Remini) bed breaks, they are forced to borrow Deacon's kids' twin beds and quickly discover that sleeping in their own bed is pretty nice. However this new found independence is short lived, when both start missing each other's company on The King of Queens, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 8: 'King Pong' - Doug 's (pictured, Kevin James) manhood is put to the test when he keeps losing in ping-pong to both Carrie (pictured, Leah Remini) and Arthur, on The King of Queens, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by RON P. JAFFE/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 8: 'Hi, School' -- When Doug (Kevin James, right) starts hanging around his old high school, he runs into his former coach who treats him like a hero, but he takes it a little too far when he shows up to a pep rally in his old jersey which forces Carrie (Leah Remini, left) to confront him about his behavior in 'Hi, School' on The King of Queens, Wednesdays on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
American comedian and actor Kevin James and actress Leah Remini, as Doug and Carrie Heffernan, sit side by side on a sofa in a scene from the television comedy 'The King of Queens' entitled 'Vocal Discord,' Los Angeles, California, September 26, 2005. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 23: 'Inn Escapable' -- Doug (Kevin James, right) and Carrie (Leah Remini, left) stars on The King of Queens scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 23: 'Acting Out'-- Danny (Gary Valentine), Spence (Oswalt Patton) Carrie (Leah Remini) and Doug (Kevin James) star in The King of Queens, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actress Leah Remini and actors Kevin James and Jerry Stiller attend the 'King of Queens' party celebrating the show's 200th episode at Sony Studios on January 25, 2007 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD- MARCH 17: (L-R) Actors Jerry Stiller and Kevin James and actress Leah Remini attend 'The King of Queens' final season wrap party at Boulevard 3 on March 17, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD- MARCH 17: (L-R) Actor Kevin James and actress Leah Remini attend 'The King of Queens' final season wrap party at Boulevard 3 on March 17, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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