CLARENCE, NY (wbbz.tv) WBBZ-TV Vice President and General Manager Chris Musial is announcing that the popular syndicated program “King of Queens” will begin airing at Weeknights 10:30pm and 11pm on WBBZ-TV, Your Hometown Me-TV Station.
“King of Queens” stars Kevin James, Leah Remini, and Jerry Stiller. The program was a network hit from 1998 until 2007, and has not been available on broadcast television in the Buffalo market for a while.
Musial stated, “We are very excited to be able to bring this contemporary classic to our station lineup. “King of Queens” fits well with the programming mix on WBBZ-TV, and has always been very popular in Buffalo. We know viewers will also enjoy the Sunday airings at Midnight & 12:30am in addition to the weeknight runs.”
The show centers around the Queens, New York working class couple Doug and Carrie Heffernan, played by James and Remini. Carrie’s eccentric widowed father Arthur Spooner, played by veteran comic actor Jerry Stiller, lives in the basement of the Heffernan home and is the spark for funny family conflict.
“King of Queens” also features Ray Romano, popular for his series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and Hulk action star Lou Ferrigno in recurring roles, with major guest stars in many episodes. The program was partly inspired by the classic sitcom seen on MeTV, “The Honeymooners,” as the characters of Doug and Carrie are based on the Kramden couple, with similar mannerisms and deadpan expressions. The episode “Inner Tube” contains a sequence in homage to the Gleason series, was shot in black-and-white.