Fans of the Global series Kevin Can Wait have been taking the departure of Erinn Hayes from the show after the first season pretty hard, and both Hayes and newly minted cast member Leah Remini have taken notice.
The news that Hayes would not be coming back for Season 2 of the Kevin James TV comedy broke earlier this year, with the surprising details that Remini would be joining the series and the plot would be jumping forward in time, skipping over the death of Hayes’ character.
At the time, Hayes tweeted a simple and sweet message to her fans.
True, I've been let go from the show. Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans. https://t.co/HfYKzVuSnT
— erinn hayes (@hayeslady) June 3, 2017
But after the second season premiere Monday night, fans were buzzing about Hayes’ departure all over again, especially since the show only addressed the character’s death in a throwaway joke about her still-standing gym membership, and a coupon for kung fu lessons.
It turns out Hayes saw a lot of those tweets, and took the time to hit the like button on many of them.
@hayeslady i miss you on tv
— matthew campbell (@SCameronfan) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady I love me some Erinn hayes! Your face and comedy are ON POINT! Beautiful!
— Tiffeny M (@TiffenyRose) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady miss you on kevin can wait. Saw first episode. Not the same. I will not be watching. We want you back
— Eric Laskowitz (@saverhinos) September 26, 2017
The night before the premiere, Hayes actually responded to a tweet she was tagged in by a user saying Remini would be funnier on the show.
This is an example of a tweet I need not be mentioned in but thanks.
— erinn hayes (@hayeslady) September 25, 2017
That said, Hayes clearly doesn’t have any personal issues with Remini, considering she also liked this tweet by the actress:
You are sick baby. Get some real help okay? Scientology is not helping you
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) September 26, 2017
Remini got into the Twitter fray with another response to a Kevin Can Wait fan clearly upset over Hayes being written out of the show.
How do you really feel? I feel like you are sugar coating it
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) September 25, 2017
And for everyone worried about Hayes’ future, they can rest easy knowing the actress will be starring in the new Amazon series The Dangerous Book for Boys, produced by Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola.
Tune in to Kevin Can Wait Mondays at 9 ET/PT on Global.