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I noticed this while channel surfing tonight, and it seems worth noting.
If you haven’t seen the promos for Kevin James’s new show, “Kevin Can Wait,” check out some highlights below—and observe a prominent fixture on the family’s living room wall: a crucifix. It’s not every day you see that on network television—especially in a comedy on CBS.
Kevin James, if you didn’t know this already, is Catholic. From a 2012 profile on CNS:
He doesn’t exactly advertise it, but the “king of Queens” is a Catholic family man. Kevin James, who played Doug Heffernan for nine seasons on the CBS sitcom and has since branched out into movies, has no problem talking about his values and how it affects his career. “I am involved in my faith, it becomes more and more — you know, it becomes a difficult, difficult position. You have a platform and you don’t want to do anything that doesn’t glorify God in every way,” James told Catholic News Service in a telephone interview from Philadelphia. “I can’t play a priest in every film, either. You definitely want to have a positive message. I want to be able to sit and watch my movies with my children,” added James, who is married with two daughters and one son. Having control over and writing the material, according to him, is a key to “be inspiring and (to) move people in a positive way.” …“I was born and raised Catholic and absolutely love my faith and learn more and more about it all the time,” he said. “It’s nice to have that going into whatever you do, whatever part of life you take upon yourself.” It might have been, though, that James had his own lost-his-mojo moment. “I’ve been very guilty, a lot, of not knowing my faith too much and just praying when I needed it when something bad happened in my life and not being thankful when things turned good,” he told CNS. “The more I realized how important it is, the more I want to learn about it and do the right thing. All good is from him (God), and so I want to honor him. It’s honestly about learning more and instilling that in my kids and my friends, and those around me.”
His show debuts on CBS later this month, following “The Big Bang Theory.”