The BEST Episodes of Kevin Can Wait

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2021

Network: CBS

When Kevin retires from the police force, he thinks life will be all about hanging out with his wife and kids and going on the occasional adventure with fellow retirees. But, a different narrative starts to take shape when he discovers his wife has been protecting him from certain family info while he was out keeping the streets safe.

Ring Worm

#1 - Ring Worm

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 2, 2017

After Kevin learns Chale took a job to buy Kendra an engagement ring, he decided to make good on his overdue promise to buy Donna a proper ring but his plan backfires when he tries to surprise her.

star 7.69
1,382 votes
Fight or Flight

#2 - Fight or Flight

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 29, 2018

On a flight for a security job, Vanessa tells a flight attendant that she and Kevin are newly married in order to get bumped up to first class, but her fib creates a lot of extra baggage when Kevin meets Lisa and the two hit it off.

star 7.66
512 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Annie Levine, Jonathan Emerson
Forty Seven Candles

#3 - Forty Seven Candles

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 26, 2018

Vanessa thinks she's friendless when none of her pals are available to go to dinner with her on her birthday. Feeling lonely while waiting for Kevin to pick her up for what she thinks is just a dinner for two, she gets tipsy with Kyle.

star 7.66
456 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Michael Soccio
Kevin Can Date

#4 - Kevin Can Date

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 22, 2018

Vanessa encourages Kevin to ask out a client after she shows interest in him.

star 7.66
519 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Heather MacGillvray, Linda Mathious
Who's Better Than Us?

#5 - Who's Better Than Us?

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 7, 2016

When Kevin's ego is bruised after learning his former partner has a young, buff rookie named Nick, to ride with, he tries to reconnect by showing him what he's missing.

star 7.64
1,475 votes
Plus One Is the Loneliest Number

#6 - Plus One Is the Loneliest Number

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2017

After Vanessa's relationship with a hunky doctor goes bust before her sister's wedding, Kevin steps in as her 'successful doctor' date. Also, Kyle helps Kendra and Chale make a fake photo collage of honeymoon pictures to tout on social media

star 7.62
821 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben
Delivery Guy

#7 - Delivery Guy

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 19, 2018

Vanessa convinces Kevin to go on a TV talk show with the "baby boy" he helped deliver years ago as a cop, but her plan to promote Monkey Fist backfires when Kevin runs into his arch-nemesis, Frank Munson, at the appearance.

star 7.62
453 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Alex Metz
40 Under 40

#8 - 40 Under 40

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 5, 2018

When Vanessa is featured in a local magazine article about entrepreneurs under 40 years old, a jealous Kevin tries to get attention for himself. Also, Chale fixes up Kyle on a date with his wild Aunt Kristin.

star 7.62
490 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Kevin James, Rock Reuben
I'll Be Home For Christmas... Maybe

#9 - I'll Be Home For Christmas... Maybe

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 12, 2016

Kevin volunteers to help Mott and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while Mott's wife is away, much to the dismay of Donna who is left high and dry on her own until Kyle swoops in to help.

star 7.62
1,324 votes
Kevin Moves Metal

#10 - Kevin Moves Metal

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 27, 2017

As part of a security job, Kevin goes undercover as a janitor at a car dealership. Also, Chale reveals his phobia of puppets after learning that Kendra used to be into ventriloquism.

star 7.62
616 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Kevin James, Rock Reuben
Sting of Queens (1)

#11 - Sting of Queens (1)

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 1, 2017

In part one of the season finale, Kevin begrudgingly agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise an undercover assignment where he and his old rival Vanessa Cellucci, once again, pose as husband and wife. Also, Donna is up for a promotion and Chale gets a lucrative new job.

star 7.61
1,244 votes
Quiet Diet

#12 - Quiet Diet

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 17, 2017

When Donna says she'll send Kevin to the Mets Fantasy Camp if he lowers his cholesterol, Chale secretly coaches him through a juice cleanse.

star 7.60
1,192 votes
The Back Out

#13 - The Back Out

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 6, 2017

Kevin and Donna jeopardize their chance for a kid-free vacation care of their chiropractor, when he catches them 'cheating' on him with his colleague. Also, Kyle is still bitter that Kevin overlooked him to be best man at his wedding to Donna.

star 7.59
1,210 votes
Double Date

#14 - Double Date

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 20, 2017

After Goody and Didi invite the Motts on a weekend getaway with them, Kevin and Donna are offended by the friendship demotion and go online to find new couples to hang out with.

star 7.59
1,226 votes
Kenny Can Wait

#15 - Kenny Can Wait

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 10, 2017

Kevin strikes up an unlikely friendship with Harry Connick Jr., but he gets caught in a web of lies trying to impress his new friend.

star 7.59
1,176 votes
Beat the Parents

#16 - Beat the Parents

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 24, 2016

Kevin and Donna are thrilled when their son, Jack, makes friends with a boy from school, Grayden, however, when Donna and Kevin don’t hit it off with Grayden’s arrogant father, Vic, and his pushy wife, Brandi, they set out to sabotage the boys’ new friendship,

star 7.59
1,545 votes
Showroom Showdown

#17 - Showroom Showdown

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 13, 2017

When Kevin and Chale get jobs working in the warehouse at an electronics store to help pay for the wedding, Chale's quick promotion to the sales floor kick-starts Kevin's competitive side.

star 7.59
1,270 votes
Neighborhood Watch

#18 - Neighborhood Watch

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 20, 2017

When the Gables' mailbox is smashed, Kevin organizes a neighborhood watch with Goody, Duffy and his neighbor Rutger. It's later revealed that Kevin concocted the crime to avoid hanging out with Stewart, the annoying husband of Donna's cousin Irene.

star 7.58
1,304 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Alex Metz
Kevin's Bringing Supper Back

#19 - Kevin's Bringing Supper Back

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 5, 2016

Kevin's resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with tickets to see his favorite musician, Billy Joel, in concert. Billy Joel appears as himself.

star 7.58
1,407 votes
Monkey Fist Insecurity

#20 - Monkey Fist Insecurity

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 15, 2018

After Kevin and Vanessa nail a pitch for a new job for their security company, Monkey Fist, they run into Frank, the owner of a rival company who is determined to put them out of business by pitting Kevin and Vanessa against each other.

star 7.56
512 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Avin Das
The Might've Before Christmas

#21 - The Might've Before Christmas

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 2017

While Vanessa and the Gable family gather around the Christmas tree, Vanessa and Kevin reminisce about their first patrol together.

star 7.56
554 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Bruce Helford, Kevin James
Cooking up a Storm

#22 - Cooking up a Storm

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 2017

After Kevin insists he can handle cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner for Vanessa and his family, he realizes he's in over his head and secretly askes his flirtatious neighbor for help.

star 7.54
632 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Kevin James, Rock Reuben

#23 - Hallow-We-Ain't-Home

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 2016

On Halloween, Kevin and Donna's neighbors "trick" them in holiday style when they pretend not to be home to avoid giving out candy. Also, Chale has an altercation with a man dressed as a Viking.

star 7.53
1,429 votes
The Whole Enchilada

#24 - The Whole Enchilada

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 5, 2018

After convincing Kevin to break things off with his neighbor, Wendy, who had reeled him in with her delicious meals, Vanessa feels compelled to cook for him despite being culinarily challenged.

star 7.52
485 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Dan Staley, Tom Anderson
Brew Ha Ha

#25 - Brew Ha Ha

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 30, 2018

Kevin offers to help Kendra and Chale buy Enzo’s, but they soon realize that the partnership won’t work when Kevin’s idea of a silent partner is not so silent. As the tension among them escalates, Kendra and Chale find peace at Vanessa’s apartment.

star 7.52
412 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Bruce Helford