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The Neighbors: Should It Be Cancelled or Renewed?

The Neighbors TV show cancel or renew?Last summer, many people thought that The Neighbors sounded ridiculous and believed that it would be one of the first new shows to be cancelled. Well, shows like Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue have come and gone but The Neighbors lasted for a full season. But, will it be back for season two?

The Neighbors follows the Weaver family after they’ve moved into an idyllic gated community in New Jersey. The only problem is that the rest of the suburban residents are actually aliens from the planet Zabvron. They end up staying and the Weavers and the aliens face life’s challenges together and learn from one another along the way.

The sitcom’s cast includes Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Clara Mamet, Max Charles, Isabella Cramp, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Ian Patrick, and Tim Jo.

Debuting on September 26th, The Neighbors drew a healthy 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.22 million total viewers. That was a very positive start but, in week two, the numbers dropped 30-40%. That’s an amazingly bad decline.

The ratings went up and down slightly over the course of the season but ultimately ended up trending downward. In mid-March, The Neighbors hit a series low with a meager 1.4 demo rating and just 4.76 million viewers.

With The Middle and Modern Family anchoring their Wednesday night comedy block, ABC has been searching for new ratings hits but they didn’t find one in The Neighbors.

Considering the ratings, it looks highly unlikely that ABC will bring the show back next year. Still, the network typically shows some extra faith in one or two struggling new shows each year so that could help.

What do you think? Do you think The Neighbors should be renewed for a second season? Were you initially skeptical about the series? Did you change your mind?

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pete April 4, 2013 at 10:43 am

Please don’t cancel it. It’s witty, different. and a really enjoyable show


Chrisitan Hurle April 4, 2013 at 10:38 am

Please renew! This is the only thing i care about watching on Wednesday
When people ask “hey whats on tv tonight” i tell them “the neighbors”
Let us sign a petition or something


Laura April 4, 2013 at 8:02 am

This is the best sitcom on tele right now. I look forward to it all week.


M. V. April 4, 2013 at 7:23 am

Great show….


Anonymous April 4, 2013 at 6:42 am

I didn’t watch it at first, then one day with nothing to watch, I checked out the first two episodes on demand and I laughed like crazy and tuned in for the entire season. Honestly, I don’t think it’ll be back, but wouldn’t mind if it was. If it’s renewed this should be ABC Wednesday’s line-up.

8:00 The Middle
8:30 The Neighbors (fall) / How To Live With Your Parents (mid-season)
9:00 Modern Family
9:30 Last Man Standing (fall) / Malibu Country (mid-season)
10:00 Nashville


Brian G April 4, 2013 at 3:49 am

I love the show. It keeps getting better and better. There’s something for everyone in this witty and heart felt show. What else can the whole family sit down and watch together. Clean enough for the youngsters and witty make you think comedy for the adults. A big YES for a second season please!


John April 4, 2013 at 1:30 am

On please don’t cancel my show!


Kay April 4, 2013 at 1:28 am

I love the neighbors. It’s the only series that I actually stay tuned for every Wednesday. Please bring on season 2!!


Jaden Hunter April 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Great show!…renew!
Both the wife and I have liked it from the start.
BUT…Writers need to sharpen the pencils, lot of potential here


Bill Troiano April 3, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I love the show and sincerely hope it returns with a new season! It is a refreshing change from the run of the mill shows the networks are unloading on us. The characters are perfect and it is very well written.


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Shirley Withers April 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Love it! One of few that I bother to DVR, but don’t want to miss an episode.


Deborah Simpkins April 3, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I would have loved to see Zero Hour make it at least through the first season, yet we are resolved to stupid shows like the Neighbors. Give me a break and my intellegence a break as well.


pete April 4, 2013 at 10:45 am

I agree. I liked Zero Hour, Lone Star a few years ago and was going to give Red Widow a try but didn’t because I know it will be canceled. Anything that’s different doesn’t have a chance.


Maria Vepsa April 3, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I love The Neighbors, I think it’s funny.


G Clark April 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm

YES RENEW. It’s incredibly witty & funny (I’m 60 years old). I was skeptical, but after watching the 1st show I was hooked.

What do you think? Do you think The Neighbors should be renewed for a second season? Were you initially skeptical about the series? Did you change your mind?


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