The BEST Episodes of Kevin Can Wait

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019

Network: CBS

Kevin, a newly retired police officer, is looking forward to quality time with his family and his fellow retired cops. When his oldest daughter announces she’s dropping out of college to support her fiancé, Kevin knows his only choice is to move them both into his home to keep her in school. The fun has to wait…his family is his new beat.

Plus One is the Loneliest Number

#1 - Plus One is the Loneliest Number

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 7.64
785 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Rock Reuben , Bruce Helford
Ring Worm

#2 - Ring Worm

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 7.63
1,293 votes
Quiet Diet

#3 - Quiet Diet

Season 1 - Episode 22

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 7.61
1,129 votes
Who's Better Than Us?

#4 - Who's Better Than Us?

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.60
1,389 votes
Kevin Moves Metal

#5 - Kevin Moves Metal

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 7.59
581 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Kevin James , Rock Reuben
Kevin Can Date

#6 - Kevin Can Date

Season 2 - Episode 14

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

star 7.58
486 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Linda Mathious , Heather MacGillvray
I'll Be Home For Christmas... Maybe

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

Season 1 - Episode 12

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 7.57
1,263 votes
Double Date

#8 - Double Date

Season 1 - Episode 20

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 7.56
1,140 votes
Fight or Flight

#9 - Fight or Flight

Season 2 - Episode 15

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 7.56
477 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Annie Levine , Jonathan Emerson
The Back Out

#10 - The Back Out

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 7.55
1,177 votes
Kenny Can Wait

#11 - Kenny Can Wait

Season 1 - Episode 21

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 7.55
1,088 votes
Sting of Queens (1)

#12 - Sting of Queens (1)

Season 1 - Episode 23

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 7.55
1,183 votes
Forty Seven Candles

#13 - Forty Seven Candles

Season 2 - Episode 20

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 7.54
427 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Michael Soccio
Kevin's Bringing Supper Back

#14 - Kevin's Bringing Supper Back

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 7.53
1,345 votes
40 Under 40

#15 - 40 Under 40

Season 2 - Episode 16

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 7.53
459 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Kevin James , Rock Reuben
Showroom Showdown

#16 - Showroom Showdown

Season 1 - Episode 19

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 7.53
1,210 votes
Neighborhood Watch

#17 - Neighborhood Watch

Season 1 - Episode 18

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 7.52
1,218 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Alex Metz
Delivery Guy

#18 - Delivery Guy

Season 2 - Episode 19

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 7.52
423 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Alex Metz
Monkey Fist Insecurity

#19 - Monkey Fist Insecurity

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 7.51
482 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Avin Das
Sting of Queens (2)

#20 - Sting of Queens (2)

Season 1 - Episode 24

In the conclusion of the season finale, Kevin is strong-armed by his undercover partner, to extend their investigation by attending a fraudulent dealer's weekend show in Boson. Also, Chale's dream job is not what it seems and Donna mouths-off to her boss.

star 7.51
1,090 votes
The Might've Before Christmas

#21 - The Might've Before Christmas

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

star 7.50
523 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Bruce Helford , Kevin James
Beat the Parents

#22 - Beat the Parents

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.50
1,457 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.49
1,368 votes
The Owl

#24 - The Owl

Season 2 - Episode 6

Kevin and Chale go on a road trip to retrieve a cookie jar that Kevin sold before realizing how much it meant to Kendra; Vanessa and Kendra try to help Kyle with dating.

star 7.49
687 votes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Kevin James , Rock Reuben
Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm

#25 - Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm

Season 1 - Episode 14

As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing son and invites them over for a non-existent party.

star 7.48
1,056 votes