New Girl‘s Max Greenfield and The Soul Man‘s Cedric the Entertainer team up on CBS’s new comedy series, The Neighborhood. The half-hour comedy joins the network’s fall 2018 primetime schedule on October 1st and will air on Mondays at 8pm ET/PT. Happy Together, another new half-hour comedy, follows at 8:30pm.
The series is executive produced by Cedric the Entertainer, Jim Reynolds, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, and Eric Rhone. James Burrows serves as executive producer for the pilot.
In addition to Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler and Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson, the cast includes Sheaun McKinney as Malcolm Butler, Marcel Spears as Marty Butler, and Hank Greenspan as Grover Johnson. Tichina Arnold and Beth Behrs also star in season one.
The Neighborhood Plot:
“The Neighborhood stars Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness.
Dave Johnson is a good-natured, professional conflict negotiator. When his wife, Gemma, gets a job as a school principal in L.A., they move from Michigan with their young son, Grover, unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. Their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block. However, Calvin’s gracious wife, Tina, rolls out the welcome wagon; their chipper younger son, Marty, thinks the Johnsons could be good for the community; and their unemployed older son, Malcolm, finds Dave may finally be someone who understands him.
Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home.”