The Neighborhood


The Neighborhood Information

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

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."

Cast and characters

Main

  • Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler
  • Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson
  • Sheaun McKinney as Malcolm Butler
  • Marcel Spears as Marty Butler
  • Hank Greenspan as Grover Johnson
  • Tichina Arnold as Tina Butler
  • Beth Behrs as Gemma Johnson

Recurring

  • Malik S. as Trey

Guest

  • Maurice LaMarche as HandyRandy79 ("Welcome to the Repipe")
  • Gary Anthony Williams as Ernie ("Welcome to the Housewarming")
  • 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")

Episodes

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|Viewers         = 8.10
|ShortSummary    = When white couple Dave and Gemma Johnson 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.
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|Viewers         = 6.43
|ShortSummary    = After a pipe bursts in the Johnson home, Malcolm convinces his reluctant father to lend a helping hand.
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|Viewers         = 6.33
|ShortSummary    = 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.
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|Viewers         = 6.37
|ShortSummary    = 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.
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|Viewers         = 6.10
|ShortSummary    = 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.
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|Viewers         = 5.70
|ShortSummary    = 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.
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|Viewers         = 6.14
|ShortSummary    = 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.
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|Viewers         = 6.47
|ShortSummary    = 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.
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|Viewers         = 6.50
|ShortSummary    = 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.
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|Viewers         = 6.07
|ShortSummary    = 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.
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|Viewers         = 6.08
|ShortSummary    = 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.
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|DirectedBy      = Phill Lewis
|WrittenBy       = Jim Reynolds
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Production

Development

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.

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.

Release

Marketing

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.

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.

Reception

Critical response

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."

Ratings

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| title2 = Welcome to the Repipe | date2 = October 8, 2018 | rs2 = 1.1/5 | viewers2 = 6.43 | dvr2 = 0.5 | dvrv2 = 1.64 | total2 = 1.6 | totalv2 = 7.99

| title3 = Welcome to the Spare Key | date3 = October 15, 2018 | rs3 = 1.1/5 | viewers3 = 6.33 | dvr3 = 0.5 | dvrv3 = 1.51 | total3 = 1.6 | totalv3 = 7.85

| title4 = Welcome to the Housewarming | date4 = October 22, 2018 | rs4 = 1.1/5 | viewers4 = 6.37 | dvr4 = 0.5 | dvrv4 = 1.39 | total4 = 1.6 | totalv4 = 7.76

| title5 = Welcome to Game Night | date5 = October 29, 2018 | rs5 = 1.1/5 | viewers5 = 6.10 | dvr5 = 0.5 | dvrv5 = 1.41 | total5 = 1.6 | totalv5 = 7.52

| title6 = Welcome to the Anniversary | date6 = November 5, 2018 | rs6 = 1.0/4 | viewers6 = 5.70 | dvr6 = 0.4 | dvrv6 = 1.48 | total6 = 1.4 | totalv6 = 7.19

| title7 = Welcome to the Barbershop | date7 = November 12, 2018 | rs7 = 1.1/5 | viewers7 = 6.14 | dvr7 = 0.4 | dvrv7 = 1.34 | total7 = 1.5 | totalv7 = 7.48

| title8 = Welcome to Thanksgiving | date8 = November 19, 2018 | rs8 = 1.1/5 | viewers8 = 6.47 | dvr8 = 0.5 | dvrv8 = 1.63 | total8 = 1.6 | totalv8 = 8.08

| title9 = Welcome to the Dinner Guest | date9 = December 3, 2018 | rs9 = 1.0/5 | viewers9 = 6.50 | dvr9 = 0.5 | dvrv9 = 1.47 | total9 = 1.5 | totalv9 = 7.97

| title10 = Welcome to the Stolen Sneakers | date10 = December 10, 2018 | rs10 = 1.1/5 | viewers10 = 6.07 | dvr10 = 0.5 | dvrv10 = 1.60 | total10 = 1.6 | totalv10 = 7.68

| title11 = Welcome to the Fundraiser | date11 = December 17, 2018 | rs11 = 1.0/5 | viewers11 = 6.08 | dvr11 = 0.5 | dvrv11 = 1.61 | total11 = 1.5 | totalv11 = 7.69

| title12 = Welcome to Grover's Birthday | date12 = January 14, 2019 | rs12 = 1.3/6 | viewers12 = 6.82 | dvr12 = | dvrv12 = | total12 = | totalv12 = }}




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