The Neighborhood

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  • TV-PG
  • 2018
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.7  (10,185)

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 6 seasons (115 episodes). The series first aired on October 1, 2018.

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Welcome to the World
10. Welcome to the World
May 6, 2024
The whole crew heads out to see Toni Braxton live in concert, but just as the show begins, Courtney's water breaks.
Welcome to the Name Drop
9. Welcome to the Name Drop
April 29, 2024
Marty and Courtney's baby name gets spread around because nobody can keep a secret. Meanwhile, Dave is assigned the ever-complicated task of assembling the diaper changing table.
Welcome to the Baby Shower
8. Welcome to the Baby Shower
April 22, 2024
Courtney and Marty deal with some baby shower drama with Tina, while Lamar adjusts to a new job at the Fuse Box.
Welcome to the Stand-Off
7. Welcome to the Stand-Off
April 15, 2024
Dave and Gemma are prompted into action following a surprise delivery, as well as Calvin and Tina, to examine the power dynamics in their respective relationships.
Welcome to the Walkout
6. Welcome to the Walkout
April 1, 2024
While Gemma is holding a fundraiser for a new school pool, Tina and the other teachers are being overworked. Meanwhile, Dave convinces Calvin to finally commit to doing physical therapy for his knee.
Welcome to the Front Window
5. Welcome to the Front Window
March 25, 2024
While Calvin is cooped up at home recovering, he begins spying on his neighbors from the window. He comes to believe that something sketchy is going on across the street, so the whole crew helps him figure out how to catch their new neighbor in the act.
Welcome to Grandfatherhood
4. Welcome to Grandfatherhood
March 11, 2024
Calvin is adjusting to getting older and the new stages of parenting, while Malcolm questions his career path. Lamar shows up to spend more time with Grover, which forces Gemma and Dave to loosen the reins a bit.
Welcome to the Other Butlers
3. Welcome to the Other Butlers
February 26, 2024
Calvin and Tina are looking to remodel their home when they uncover discriminatory processes with their bank's appraiser. Meanwhile, Marty asks Trey for fatherly advice on co-parenting with Courtney.
Welcome to the Awkward Conversations
2. Welcome to the Awkward Conversations
February 19, 2024
Marty and Courtney are navigating the pregnancy news and what it all means for their future, while Malcolm is dealing with his own workplace relationship.
Welcome to the Foos Box
1. Welcome to the Foos Box
February 12, 2024
Gemma and Dave are adjusting to Grover growing up and becoming a teenager, and Marty and Calvin are struggling with different management styles at work. Also, we meet one of Marty's new employees, Courtney, who might become something more.
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, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 1, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (10,185)