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Kevin James Returning to TV as Character Other Than Borough Monarch

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On the off chance humans should one day cease watching reruns of King of Queens after the news but before primetime, Kevin James has arranged a contingency syndication plan. Like Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence before him, James is returning to a sitcom in the hopes of making at least a hundred episodes of something, thus giving him the minimum number to start making broadcast syndication money on. Also like Grammer and Lawrence, he's doing it through Lionsgate subsidiary Debmar-Mercury's 10/90 model, meaning he skips a pilot and goes straight to a ten-episode order; if those gently amuse audiences enough to hit a ratings minimum, it triggers a 90-episode commitment, and soon enough we have 100 episodes of Kevin or whatever cycling through our local Fox affiliate's 6:30 slot. According to Deadline, there is not yet a concept for the series, but maybe he would work a particularly-pedestrian, uniformed job and have an remarkably attractive wife and yes it will definitely be that.

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