Neighborhood Series

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Neighborhood  Series

Neighborhood Series is an American television sitcom series, created by Jim Reynolds, that premiered on October 1, 2018, on CBS.

Neighborhood  Series

The series follows a white midwestern family as they adjust to moving into a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Los Angeles.

It stars Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears, Hank Greenspan, Tichina Arnold, and Beth Behrs. On January 25, 2019, it was announced that CBS had renewed the series for a second season.

Neighbourhood Series Premise

The Neighborhood follows “the nicest guy in the Midwest who moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness. That includes their new next-door neighbor Calvin.

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Neighbourhood Series Actors

  • Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler
  • Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson
  • Sheaun McKinney as Malcolm Butler
  • Marcel Spears as Martin “Marty” Lawrence Butler
  • Hank Greenspan as Grover Johnson
  • Tichina Arnold as Tina Butler
  • Beth Behrs as Gemma Johnson
  • Malik S. as Trey
  • Maurice LaMarche as HandyRandy79 (“Welcome to the Repipe”)
  • Gary Anthony Williams as Ernie (“Welcome to the Housewarming”; “Welcome to the Big Payback”)
  • Juliette Goglia as Meadow (“Welcome to Game Night”)
  • Earthquake as Que (“Welcome to the Barbershop”)
  • Marilu Henner as Paula (“Welcome to Thanksgiving”)
  • Alexandra Chando as Chloe (“Welcome to the Dinner Guest”)
  • Jeris Lee Poindexter as Tommy (“Welcome to the Stolen Sneakers”)
  • Mandell Maughan as Lyndsey (“Welcome to the Fundraiser”)
  • Jim Meskimen as Dr. Bancroft (“Welcome to the Fundraiser”)
  • Marla Gibbs as Miss Simpson (“Welcome to the Yard Sale”)
  • Josh Brener as Trevor (“Welcome to Malcolm’s Job”)
  • Geoff Stults as Logan (“Welcome to Logan #2”)

Neighbourhood Series photo

The Neighborhood Series Series



October 1, 2018

When white couple Dave and Gemma Johnson and, their son Grover relocate from Michigan to Los Angeles for Gemma’s new job at a school, they find that the only house they can afford is in a working-class, mostly minority neighborhood. While neighbors Tina, Malcolm and Marty Butler welcome the new arrivals, homeowner Calvin Butler is not as inviting.


“Welcome to the Repipe”

October 8, 2018

After a pipe bursts in the Johnson home, Malcolm convinces his reluctant father to lend a helping hand.


“Welcome to the Spare Key”

October 15, 2018

Dave gives a spare key for his home to Calvin, and is then upset when a month passes and Calvin hasn’t given him a key. To appease Dave, Calvin gives him a key to a storage unit and says it’s for the house, which later backfires when Tina locks Calvin out of the home.


“Welcome to the Housewarming”

October 22, 2018

Dave and Gemma are throwing a housewarming party, but Calvin says he’d rather attend his monthly darts night at the local bar. The party attendance turns out to be disappointing, so Dave asks for Malcolm’s and Marty’s help to get the neighborhood more interested.


“Welcome to Game Night”

October 29, 2018

Dave’s idea for a game night with the Butlers goes south when it causes even more friction between Calvin and Malcom, while forcing Gemma to admit in front of Grover that she stole a backpack when she was a teenager. Soon after, Calvin and Malcolm get to the root of their issues and Gemma gets a lesson in racial profiling when she and Tina visit the department store to try and return the backpack.


“Welcome to the Anniversary”

November 5, 2018

With Gemma working overtime, Dave asks Calvin if he and the Butlers can watch Grover for a night so he can take out his wife for their anniversary and reconnect romantically. While Grover becomes a handful for Calvin and Tina, Dave and Gemma get stuck in a hotel elevator.


“Welcome to the Barbershop”

November 12, 2018

Calvin is taken aback when Dave infiltrates his all-black barbershop, and becomes even more irritated when the guys at the shop actually like Dave’s humor and insight. Later, Dave confides to Calvin that he just misses having guy friends after leaving his “Zoo Crew” behind in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


“Welcome to Thanksgiving”

November 19, 2018

After inviting the Butlers to Thanksgiving dinner, Dave soon wants to uninvite them when he learns his mother, Paula, is visiting. Sure enough, Paula’s stereotypical views of African Americans embarrasses Dave, to the point where he scolds her. In a surprising twist, Calvin tells Dave he needs to appreciate his mother while she’s still around.


“Welcome to the Dinner Guest”

December 3, 2018

Despite fears that Calvin will disapprove, Marty decides to introduce his white girlfriend Chloe to his family. Calvin soon warms up to Chloe when she says her father has season tickets for the Los Angeles Dodgers, only to have Tina strongly disapprove when she learns that Chloe is an atheist.


“Welcome to the Stolen Sneakers”

December 10, 2018

After Malcolm is mugged and has his shoes stolen, Calvin, Dave and Tina have differing views on how to combat crime in the neighborhood. The two families are taken aback when they see how young the assailant is.


“Welcome to the Fundraiser”

December 17, 2018

Tina and Calvin accompany Gemma and Dave to a fundraiser being held at Gemma’s school. Gemma becomes embarrassed over the lack of progress she is making in diversity enrollments, so Tina and Calvin try to help by pretending to have a son they are interested in sending. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Marty are watching Grover, and try to get him to do something other than play on his iPad.


“Welcome to Grover’s Birthday”

January 14, 2019

Malcolm and Marty try to rescue Grover’s birthday party from the lame events that Dave and Gemma planned, but the brothers get distracted by their need to compete. Meanwhile, Dave and Gemma are a bit shocked when Grover opens his gift from Calvin.


“Welcome to Fight Night”

February 4, 2019

Malcolm convinces a reluctant Calvin to invite Dave over to watch a pay-per-view boxing match while the ladies are on a trip to Las Vegas. Dave volunteers to cut a tree branch that is interfering with Calvin’s dish reception, but falls off the roof onto Calvin, injuring him. In Vegas, Tina and Gemma have different ideas on how to have the most fun possible during their stay.


“Welcome to the Yard Sale”

February 11, 2019

Dave convinces Calvin to have a yard sale, wherein he unknowingly sells a valuable porcelain angel for a dollar to an elderly woman in the neighborhood (Marla Gibbs). When Calvin learns the object’s value, he and Dave scheme to get it back.


“Welcome to Malcolm’s Job”

February 18, 2019

Malcolm gets a job selling televisions at an electronics store, making Calvin proud. However, Malcolm quits after one day when his boss forces him to lie to customers, causing him to then avoid telling Calvin that he’s unemployed. Elsewhere, Gemma hires Tina as Grover’s new piano teacher after Grover seems uninspired to practice, but Tina quickly learns that the previous instructor was not the problem.


“Welcome to the Big Payback”

February 25, 2019

Calvin does a $300 brake job for Gemma at his auto shop, but Tina, without Calvin’s approval, tells Gemma she doesn’t have to pay. Dave wants to pay Calvin, but Gemma insists it will be insulting to Tina if he does. Dave then secretly pays Calvin the money, but worries because he’s terrible at keeping secrets from Gemma. Elsewhere, Malcolm and Marty try a new dating app, and both end up dating the same woman.


“Welcome to the Climb”

March 11, 2019

Gemma is forced to fire a perpetually absent gym teacher, and on the way out, he tells her the only reason she was hired is because she’s a woman. As she starts to believe the teacher may be right, Dave becomes determined to show Gemma how strong and capable she is. Meanwhile, Calvin has trouble expressing anger with his lackadaisical paper boy after learning it’s really a paper girl.


“Welcome to Logan #2”

March 25, 2019

When the basketball team from Dave’s alma mater, Western Michigan, makes the NCAA Sweet 16 against Calvin’s favored USC team, Dave scores tickets to the game and invites a member of his Zoo Crew named Logan (Geoff Stults). After Calvin learns that Dave was a cheerleader in college, and teases him mercilessly for it, he also learns from Logan that Dave is a veteran who did a tour in Iraq. Meanwhile, Gemma learns about Tina’s brief time as a singer.


“Welcome to the Camping Trip”

April 1, 2019

Dave convinces the Butlers to join in on the Johnson family camping trip, but Calvin ruins Dave’s plans by showing up in a rented RV. Soon, however, everyone is forced to join Dave (and later a bear) in the outdoors when the RV’s septic system backs up.


“Welcome to the Repass”

April 15, 2019


“Welcome to the Conversation”

April 22, 2019

Neighbourhood Series Production

On September 27, 2017, it was announced that CBS had given the production, then titled Here Comes the Neighborhood, a pilot production commitment. The pilot was written by Jim Reynolds who was also set to executive produce alongside Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, and Wendi Trilling.

Production companies involved with the pilot include Kapital Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, and Trill Television.On January 26, 2018, the production officially received a pilot order. On February 9, 2018, it was announced that James Burrows would direct the pilot.

On May 9, 2018, it was announced that CBS had given the production, now titled Welcome to the Neighborhood, a series order. A few days later, it was announced that the title of the show had been changed to The Neighborhood.

 A day after that, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2018 and air on Mondays at 8:00 P.M. On July 9, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on October 1, 2018. On October 19, 2018, it was announced that CBS had ordered an additional nine episodes of the series, bringing the first season total up to twenty-two episodes. On January 25, 2019, CBS renewed the series for a second season.

Neighbourhood Series Casting

In March 2018, it was announced that Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears, Cedric the Entertainer, Josh Lawson, Tichina Arnold had joined the pilot’s main cast. On April 4, 2018, it was reported that Dreama Walker had joined the cast in a main role.

On May 15, 2018, it was announced that Max Greenfield had replaced Lawson in the role of Dave Johnson. On June 11, 2018, it was announced that Beth Behrs had replaced Walker in the role of Gemma Johnson.On October 11, 2018, it was reported that Marilu Henner had been cast in a guest starring role.On December 11, 2018, it was announced that Marla Gibbs would make a guest appearance in the series.

Neighbourhood Series Release

On May 16, 2018, CBS released the first official trailer for the series. On July 11, 2018, a short promo video for the series was released, showcasing the addition of Greenfield and Behrs, with newly filmed footage from the re-shot pilot episode. Two days later, a new full length trailer featuring Greenfield and Behrs was released.

Neighbourhood Series Premiere

On September 12, 2018, the series took part in the 12th Annual PaleyFest Fall Television Previews which featured a preview screening of the series and a conversation with cast members including Cedric the Entertainer, Tichina Arnold, Max Greenfield, and Beth Behrs.

Neighbourhood Series Reception

The series has been met with a mixed to negative response from critics upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 24% with an average rating of 4.31 out of 10, based on 17 reviews.

The website’s critical consensus reads, “While the show’s likable cast has potential, poor attempts at cultural commentary and weak characterizations leave The Neighborhood stuck in a creative dead end.”Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 50 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

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