NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: 'Chore Weasel' -- Kevin thinks he's got it made when he hires Blake (Andy Ridings) via a new online app that supplies people to do household chores while he plays football with his buddies and then takes all the credit with Donna, on KEVIN CAN WAIT, Monday, Oct. 3 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Erinn Hayes, Kevin James. (Photo by Michael Parmelee/CBS via Getty Images)
According to James, the show was initially meant to portray him as a single father, but he and producers decided to write in a wife and three children. For the show to live beyond the first two seasons, things apparently needed to change.