The Neighborhood

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  • TV-PG
  • 2018
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.7  (9,316)

The Neighborhood is a television sitcom, created by Jim Reynolds, that premiered on CBS on October 1, 2018. It stars Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson, a friendly, Midwesterner who moves his family from Michigan to a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Los Angeles, hoping for a fresh start. The show is top-billed by Cedric the Entertainer, who plays Calvin Butler, Dave's outspoken next-door neighbor.

Calvin Butler is skeptical of Dave and his family, and the initial encounters between the two characters are tense. Calvin's family and friends feel the same way as they try to figure out why a white family would move into a predominantly black neighborhood. Beth Behrs plays Gemma, Dave's wife, who is also apprehensive about the move but attempts to make the best of it. Gemma struggles to find common ground with her new neighbors, while their two young sons try to make friends with the local kids.

Tichina Arnold portrays Tina, Calvin's wife, who is initially portrayed as being abrasive and confrontational towards Dave and his family. Tina and Calvin have two adult children, including a son who is a police officer and another son who is a struggling musician. Dave finds this dynamic fascinating but difficult to navigate, especially as an outsider in their community.

The show is centered upon exploring the relationships between the different characters, their various quirks, and how they learn to coexist and form new bonds. The show tackles themes such as race, stereotypes, and cultural differences. The show's humor lies in highlighting these differences, while advocating for greater understanding and unity among different races.

The Neighborhood is made up of single-camera, 30-minute episodes, which are typically filled with witty dialogues and slapstick humor. Each episode features Dave and Calvin's families adjusting to each other, trying to raise their kids in LA, and navigating potential misunderstandings and differences.

Max Greenfield's performance as Dave is a great highlight of the show. In every episode, he brings a sense of humor, optimism, and charm to his character. Cedric The Entertainer's natural charisma makes him perfect for the role of Calvin, adding an air of authenticity to his performance. The supporting cast, including Beth Behrs, Tichina Arnold, and the various guest stars, also do an excellent job in bringing their respective characters to life.

The Neighborhood has been praised for its tackling of themes surrounding race, culture, and identity. It deftly uses humor to address important issues, without being overly preachy or heavy-handed. Many critics have praised the show for its remarkable writing, which incorporates current social and political issues in a clever and humorous way.

Overall, The Neighborhood is an entertaining and insightful sitcom, which manages to balance humor and serious themes. It features a strong ensemble cast that consistently delivers excellent performances. Its handling of race and culture has been praised by critics and audiences alike, marking it a must-watch for anyone who loves comedy with a heart.

In conclusion, The Neighborhood tells an interesting and compelling story of two families from different backgrounds trying to coexist. Its humor, well-rounded cast, and timely themes make it a standout sitcom that has become a beloved favorite of many.

The Neighborhood is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (105 episodes). The series first aired on October 1, 2018.

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Welcome to the Opening Night
22. Welcome to the Opening Night
May 22, 2023
Calvin pushes Marty to move up the opening of their new business to get a valuable celebrity endorsement from D.L. Hughley, while Dave continues to struggle with the return of his father, Lamar, and Tina and Gemma prepare for the opening of their new school play.
Welcome to the Fatherhood
21. Welcome to the Fatherhood
May 15, 2023
When Dave's estranged father, Lamar, arrives in town eager to reconnect, his son finally learns the truth about his disappearance 30 years prior. Also, Marty struggles to fire an underperforming employee.
Welcome to the Other Neighborhood
20. Welcome to the Other Neighborhood
May 8, 2023
When a man moves his family from Michigan to Los Angeles, he realizes that the secret to fitting in with his new neighborhood is befriending the opinionated man who lives next door.
Welcome to the New Do
19. Welcome to the New Do
May 1, 2023
With her usual stylist unavailable, Gemma decides to use Tina’s hairdresser for an important work event; Malcom discovers a connection with his new professor.
Welcome to the Future
18. Welcome to the Future
April 17, 2023
Calvin and Marty encounter difficulties trying to secure financing for their new business. Also, Dave invites his boss, Gregory, to Grover's 13th birthday party, much to Gemma's frustration.
Welcome to the Milestone
17. Welcome to the Milestone
April 10, 2023
Calvin struggles to find the perfect birthday gift for Tina. Also, Gemma works a connection to actor Jerry O'Connell, whose kids attend Walcott Academy, to secure VIP tickets to THE TALK for her school's fundraiser.
Welcome to the Jungle
16. Welcome to the Jungle
March 20, 2023
When a mountain lion gets loose in the area, the Butlers and Johnsons must shelter in place together, leading to some unexpected revelations.
Welcome to the Next Big Thing
15. Welcome to the Next Big Thing
March 13, 2023
Calvin and Marty consider starting a new business together. Also, Dave sets up a mini library stocked with a self-help book he authored.
Welcome to New Beginnings
14. Welcome to New Beginnings
February 27, 2023
When a new business in the community begins using Calvin's likeness without his permission, Dave volunteers to mediate on his friend's behalf.
Welcome to the Last Dance
13. Welcome to the Last Dance
February 13, 2023
The Butlers and Johnsons come together to support Marty in the aftermath of a major life change.
Welcome to the Bachelor Party
12. Welcome to the Bachelor Party
February 6, 2023
A bombshell about Marty's future plans leaves Calvin and Tina reeling, and Dave unleashes his wild side at Marty's bachelor party.
Welcome to the Cornhole
11. Welcome to the Cornhole
January 23, 2023
When Tina insists Calvin find something to do in retirement, he decides to enter a competitive cornhole tournament - even though he's never played before. Also, Marty plans an elaborate "groom-posal" to ask Malcolm to be his best man.
Welcome to the Getaway
10. Welcome to the Getaway
January 16, 2023
Calvin and Tina decide to take the honeymoon they never had to Madrid. Also, Dave and Gemma team up with Malcolm and Marty on a project intended to surprise Calvin upon his return.
Welcome to Our Time
9. Welcome to Our Time
December 5, 2022
Calvin weighs the pros and cons of making a major life change. Also, Marty turns to Dave for help dealing with a troubling discovery.
Welcome to What Used to be the Neighborhood
8. Welcome to What Used to be the Neighborhood
November 21, 2022
When Calvin's favorite restaurant closes and is replaced by a flashy pet spa, he worries the community is losing too many small businesses and starts a campaign to only buy local. Also, Tina helps Necie prepare a special surprise for Marty.
Welcome to the Working Week
7. Welcome to the Working Week
November 14, 2022
When a man moves his family from Michigan to Los Angeles, he realizes that the secret to fitting in with his new neighborhood is befriending the opinionated man who lives next door.
Welcome to the Hot Prospect
6. Welcome to the Hot Prospect
October 24, 2022
When Calvin stumbles upon a big business opportunity, he must convince Malcolm to help him so he can seal the deal. Also, Gemma is forced to confront a secret from her beauty pageant past when a friend from her hometown arrives.
Welcome to the Art of Negotiation
5. Welcome to the Art of Negotiation
October 17, 2022
When Dave is up for a promotion at work, Calvin tries to help him negotiate a raise from his penny-pinching new boss, Gregory (guest star John Ross Bowie). Also, Tina struggles with whether to share some sensitive information with Gemma, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, Oct. 17 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
Welcome to the New Deal
4. Welcome to the New Deal
October 10, 2022
When Calvin is overwhelmed by work, Dave volunteers to counsel his friend, while also logging hours necessary for his therapist certification at the VA. Also, Tina confides in Gemma that she's eager to make a career change.
Welcome to the Ballgame
3. Welcome to the Ballgame
October 3, 2022
When Malcolm treats Calvin, Dave, Gemma and Grover to VIP tickets to a Dodgers game, the outing isn't quite a home run. Also, Marty's movie night with fiancée Necie goes sideways when Tina decides to join.
Welcome to the Pit Stop How May I Help You
2. Welcome to the Pit Stop How May I Help You
September 26, 2022
When Calvin takes Dave's suggestion to try a new method of promoting his business, he soon comes to regret it; Gemma recruits Tina to rescue her struggling after-school music program.
Welcome Back to the Neighborhood
1. Welcome Back to the Neighborhood
September 19, 2022
When Dave decides to disconnect the Johnson home from the grid, he inadvertently causes a community-wide power outage, much to Calvin's frustration.
Where to Watch The Neighborhood
The Neighborhood is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Neighborhood on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 1, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (9,316)