(NOTE TO EDITORS: The following premiere episode of THE KING OF QUEENS has been substituted for the one previously scheduled for Sept. 19)
DOUG CONVINCES CARRIE TO TAKE UP POLE DANCING LESSONS
ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT SHE'S HORRIBLE AT IT, ON THE EIGHTH SEASON PREMIERE OF "THE KING OF QUEENS," MONDAY, SEPT. 19
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, Victor Williams, Patton Oswalt
And Gary Valentine Star
CBS's Hit Comedy Returns to Mondays at 8:00 PM, ET/PT For Its Eighth Season
To Leadoff CBS's Monday Night Comedy Block
"Pole Lox" -- Doug convinces Carrie to take pole dancing lessons only to be disappointed when Carrie puts on a show for him, on THE KING OF QUEENS, Monday, Sept. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Rob Schiller directed the script written by creative consultant Michael J. Weithorn.
At Doug's encouragement, Carrie reluctantly agrees to start taking pole dancing lessons, but quickly starts to enjoy the classes and begins feeling better about herself. However when Doug installs a pole in their bedroom and Carrie puts on a show for him, Doug is shocked to discover how bad Carrie is at dancing, but doesn't know how to let her down gently. Meanwhile, Arthur is convinced that Carrie's new hobby is a direct result of his lack of parenting over the years and tries to make up for lost time by spending more time with her.
THE KING OF QUEENS revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, N.Y., who share their humble home with her eccentric father Arthur. After a long day's work as a parcel deliveryman, Doug retreats to his home for some peace and quiet, which is often interrupted by Carrie's slightly bizarre father. Doug's only refuge is the little time he spends alone with Carrie and in the company of his buddies Deacon, Spence and Danny, who he turns to for advice that just might make his life better, if he only bothered to follow it.
THE KING OF QUEENS is produced by Hanley Productions Inc. and CBS Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Michael Weithorn is creative consultant. Tony Sheehan, Kevin James, Jeff Sussman, Chris Downey, David Bickel, Ilana Wernick and Rock Reuben are executive producers.
Doug Heffernan: Kevin James
Carrie Heffernan: Leah Remini
Arthur Spooner: Jerry Stiller
Deacon Palmer: Victor Williams
Spence Olchin: Patton Oswalt
Danny Heffernan: Gary Valentine
RATING: To Be Announced