Sony Pictures Television

Press Release


KEVIN CAN WAIT PICKED UP BY CHANNEL 4


London, 18 October 2016 – Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) new sitcom Kevin Can Wait has been picked up by the UK’s Channel 4 and will air on E4.

In the US, Kevin Can Wait airs on CBS and debuted strongly, attracting over 13.2m viewers. Now in its 4th week, the show continues to be the #1 new comedy on Total TV and the #2 comedy overall with Adults 25-54, only behind The Big Bang Theory.

Across Asia-Pacific, iQiy has picked up exclusive rights to the series in China; Viacom 18’s Comedy Central has picked up the series in India, as well as TVNZ in New Zealand which is set to air on TVNZ 2.

In Latin America, Turner has secured the comedy to air in 20 countries across the region. In addition, broadcaster OSN secured the series for the Middle East.

Keith LeGoy, President, Distribution, SPT, said: “Kevin James is a huge talent and loved by audiences around the world. The series had a fantastic start in the US and we’re confident that more international buyers will fall for Kevin’s many charms.”

Starring Kevin James (The King of Queens), the series charts the ups and downs of newly-retired police officer Kevin, who is looking forward to spending more quality time with his family but quickly discovers he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Sony Pictures Television is shopping the series to international buyers at this week’s Mipcom, alongside scripted titles including Blacklist: Redemption, Notorious, TImeless and The Halcyon

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Contact:
Saskia Wirth
Director, Communications (EMEA)
+44 (207) 533-1363
saskia_wirth@spe.sony.com

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.