Goofing with Kevin James, Erinn Hayes and Co. Behind the Scenes of 'Kevin Can Wait' (PHOTOS)

Jim Halterman

Making a TV show can sometimes be a grind, particularly in Season 1—but there’s also plenty of time for fun, especially on the set of CBS’s freshman comedy Kevin Can Wait.

The show stars Kevin James as newly retired cop Kevin Gable and Erinn Hayes as his beleaguered nurse wife, Donna. The couple are finding a new groove with Kevin home as they raise their three kids in Long Island, New York. Hayes credits James, also a writer and executive producer on the show, with setting the work-play balance. “He’s always making sure we have the best and funniest scripts,” she says. “The working environment is so free and open. We’re always like, ‘Oooh! Let’s try this instead!’” That carefree vibe was on display when we asked Hayes to take photos of life on the set. “We get to go to work, make jokes and goof around,” she says.

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Kevin Can Wait, Mondays, 8/7c, CBS