The Neighborhood: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)


Season 1
The Neighborhood

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 17


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User Ratings: 124

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Air date: Oct 1, 2018

In the premiere, Dave Johnson--a friendly Midwesterner--moves his family to an L.A. neighborhood next door to Calvin Butler, who worries that the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block and doesn't appreciate Dave's extreme neighborliness

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Air date: Oct 8, 2018

When a water pipe bursts at the Johnsons' home, Calvin reluctantly agrees to help Dave repair the damage. Also, Gemma discovers a surprising secret about her new neighbor, Tina.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2018

Dave gives Calvin a spare key to the Johnsons' house in case of an emergency and is pleasantly surprised when the gesture is reciprocated-or so he thinks.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2018

Dave and Gemma decide to invite the Butlers to their housewarming party. However, when everyone but Calvin accepts, Dave decides he's finally had enough of Calvin's refusal to welcome him to town.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2018

Unexpected revelations are in the cards during the Johnsons and Butlers' first game night, where Gemma is prompted to rectify a past wrong and Malcolm makes a play for a fresh start with his father, Calvin.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2018

Dave plans a special anniversary celebration for Gemma while Calvin and Tina babysit the Johnsons' son, Grover, during an evening when nothing goes according to plan.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2018

When Dave drops by Calvin's longtime barbershop, he's quickly embraced by its owner and patrons, much to Calvin's consternation.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2018

Dave and Gemma host a memorable Thanksgiving in their new home when Dave's politically incorrect mother, Paula, visits from out of town and meets Calvin, Tina and the rest of the Butler family for the first time.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2018

When Calvin and Tina learn Marty has a new girlfriend, they insist he invite her over for dinner, with surprising results.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2018

When Malcolm is robbed and won't reveal the culprit, Calvin and Dave team up to crack the case of the missing sneakers. Also, Tina takes a unique approach to teaching Gemma self-defense.

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Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield), a friendly and warm professional conflict negotiator from the Midwest, finds himself moving to Los Angeles after his wife, Gemma (Beth Behrs), gets a new job. Now, he must contend with his new neighbor Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), who is suspicious of outsiders. Calvin's wife, Tina (Tichina Arnold), however, is more than happy to have new neighbors come in, while the couple's unemployed older son, Malcolm (Sheaun McKinney), believes that Dave is a kindred soul. Now, Dave realizes that forging a connection with Calvin is the final step in order to finally settle into their new neighborhood.

Cast & Crew

Hank Greenspan
Grover Johnson
Max Greenfield
Dave Johnson
Sheaun McKinney
Malcolm Butler
Marcel Spears
Marty Butler
Tichina Arnold
Tina Butler
Beth Behrs
Gemma Johnson
Marla Gibbs
Miss Simpson
David Terry
Jim Reynolds
Executive Producer
Aaron Kaplan
Executive Producer
Cedric the Entertainer
Executive Producer
Eric Rhone
Executive Producer
Dana Honor
Executive Producer
Wendi Trilling
Executive Producer
Victor Gonzalez
Mark Cendrowski
Ryan Noggle
Erica Montolfo-Bura
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Critic Reviews for The Neighborhood Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

CBS has taken major steps to make its new fall series considerably more diverse than last time. The Neighborhood hits that mark, but also marches to the same-old/same-old sitcom beats.

Oct 2, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The ceiling of this house is closer to a one-story ranch than a spacious villa, making this Neighborhood unfit for new tenants.

Oct 1, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Good-natured, a few funny lines, and Cedric stars as only Cedric can, The Neighborhood has potential.

Sep 28, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

In this iteration, Calvin schools Dave on his assumptions, and Dave walks on eggshells. There's little debate and a lot of apologizing.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This attempt at a culture-clash comedy about a friendly white guy who is a fish out of water in a predominantly black neighborhood, for now, is a miss.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite the best efforts of the cast (especially Max Greenfield, who was so memorable on Fox's New Girl), this show fails to offer little more than its concept implies.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Neighborhood is built around Greenfield and Cedric the Entertainer, a match made in sitcom heaven.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Regressive racial attitudes and bad jokes mar family sitcom.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Comedy pilots, however, are notoriously messy, and this one may eventually find its groove. I am skeptical, however, about its ability to truly engage in meaningful social commentary about race when it has to play to a laugh track.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite the talent, we don't think The Neighborhood is going to rise above its gag-heavy writing and find the funny in what could have been some interesting characters.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Perceptiveness alone will not carry a sitcom; it's got to have jokes. And The Neighboorhood relies far too much on the novelty of a black character spouting edgy lines that we're more accustomed to hearing from a white mouth.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

And the whole neighborhood looks like a TV soundstage.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Neighborhood: Season 1

  • Apr 24, 2019
    Extremely funny.. love it
  • Apr 15, 2019
    this show is funny. I love it
  • Mar 23, 2019
    This show is so good, keeps me laughing out loud! Love it!
  • Feb 26, 2019
    If you're looking for social commentary, this isn't the show for you. If you want a show with likeable characters who will make you laugh, this show fits the bill. Unlike the preachy social commentary that too often is passed off as comedy, this show is actually funny.
  • Feb 25, 2019
    it my favorite tv show
  • Jan 15, 2019
    I really enjoy this unique show!
  • Jan 09, 2019
    This show is easy to watch yet tackles some tough subjects. I am glad CBS took the initiative to put more diversity in their shows this season and actually tackle tough issues with some strength. This is needed in TV. I hope more like-minded people take the time to write reviews on here and give this series a bump that they need. It seems the old guard has consistently berated it and I'd hate to see this show lost. It may be time to add a few new characters and maybe some more kids to interact with Grover. Overall, I like where CBS is going with this show. It's funny. Acting is good. Topics are timely. Keep this show. It's one of the few good ones!
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Please keep this outrageous good, all around great family show. We all love it across three generations, from age 4 to 40 to 8o!
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Even though this show doesn't quite reach the heights I was hoping it would, it endeavored to bridge a gap by poking fun at both sides through racial tensions, stereotypes, misunderstanding, and usually has a moral conclusion to each episode moving the characters forward. I think that in itself is a huge step forward both politically and comedically in an era where most people call it out of bounds or are too one-sided to make fun of themselves. Again, not as good as I hoped but I applaud the attempt.
  • Dec 18, 2018
    The Cast of The Neighborhood is a match made in heaven.

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