Turner Latin America acquired broadcast rights to Sony Pictures Television’s sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” for 20 countries across the region.
In the U.S, the series airs on CBS and its premiere, on September 19, attracted over 13.2 million viewers. Now in its fourth week, the show is the number two comedy with adults 25-54, only behind “The Big Bang Theory”, according to Variety.
The series, starring Kevin James (The King of Queens), follows a newly retired police officer who is looking forward to spending more time with his family but quickly discovers he faces tougher challenges at home than he did on the streets.
Keith LeGoy, president, distribution, Sony Pictures Television, said: “Kevin James is a huge talent and loved by audiences around the world. The series had a fantastic start in the U.S. and we’re confident that more international buyers will fall for Kevin’s many charms”.
The show was also acquired by Channel 4 in the UK, Comedy Central (Viacom) in India, iQiy has taken the rights in China and TVNZ for New Zealand.