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Kevin, a down-on-his-luck man who survived a suicide attempt, moves in with his twin sister Amy, an engineer and professor at the local college, and Amy's teenage daughter Reese. Shortly after, he encounters a celestial being named Yvette; Yvette claims that Godhas tasked Kevin with saving the world, and sent Yvette to guide and protect him.
At first, Kevin was the only one who could see and hear Yvette, so his conversations appear to be hallucinations to those around him. Kevin must perform good deeds to build up his spiritual powers, forcing him to become a better person. The series also explores a mystery, as there are supposed to be 36 righteous souls in each generation, but for unknown reasons, Kevin is the only one known to be left.
As of the season one finale, Kevin has located three other righteous souls, and in a surprise revelation, allowed Yvette to appear in front of Amy, as she is now called upon to help Kevin in their quest.
- Jason Ritter as Kevin Finn
- JoAnna Garcia as Amy Cabrera (née Finn)
- Kimberly Hebert Gregory as Yvette
- India de Beaufort as Kristin Allen
- J. August Richards as Sheriff Deputy Nathan Purcell
- Chloe East as Reese Cabrera
- Dustin Ybarra as Tyler Medina
The series was originally called The Gospel of Kevin, but the name was changed since the show was not "overtly religious". The series was picked up for a 16-episode full season on November 10, 2017. The series was cancelled on May 11, 2018.
Cristela Alonzo, who played a lead role as the heaven-sent entity in the original pilot, was replaced by Kimberly Hebert Gregory after the series was picked up.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 68% approval rating with an average rating of 6.73/10 based on 22 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Breezily entertaining, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World relies on its likable lead to carry its still-sketchy premise, hinting at deeper potential that's yet to develop." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 59 out of 100 based on 18 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".