KEVIN CAN WAIT Fans Respond Negatively to Handling of Character's Death

Last night, the Kevin James-helmed sitcom KEVIN CAN WAIT aired their season two premiere. It was previously announced that Erinn Hayes, who played Kevin's wife Donna in the show, would be killed off in order to make room for a KING OF QUEENS reunion with Leah Remini's character. And fans of the CBS comedy are not happy with how they handled Donna's death.

In the season 2 premiere, we pick up a year after Donna's death, with Kevin adjusting to being a newly single father. It is never explained how Donna dies and Donna is rarely even mentioned in the episode. According to TV Guide, Donna only gets mentioned twice in passing, just to confirm she has been dead for over a year and that the family kind of misses her.

Erinn Hayes has now garnered quite the fan base and they are not pleased with her mistreatment. Her fans took to Twitter to voice their anger and some even vowed to never watch the show again. Take a look at what some of the fans have to say.

KEVIN CAN WAIT stars Kevin James as a retired police officer who is setting out on a fresh career path as he rises to the challenge of being a newly single dad. His kids, Sara, Jack and Kendra, are grateful to him for making sure they're OK but decide it's time for him to get out of the house, so they turn to Vanessa, his former police partner, for help.Vanessa has left the force to launch her own private security firm, and she makes Kevin an offer he can't refuse - to be her new business partner. Although the job isn't always glamorous and they rarely see eye to eye, Kevin and Vanessa share an undeniable bond from their years working together. Also, Kendra and her fiancé, Chale, face issues of their own, including becoming newlyweds and figuring out how they will support themselves. Once again, life has thrown Kevin some curveballs, so his dreams of an early retirement will just have to wait a little longer, and his family will always come first.

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Neira/CBS

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