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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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Paula May 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm

My lil one and I love this show! Please don’t cancel it! It is different and unique. Got tired of the same punch lines and plots. The actors work well together and fit their characters. It would be a shame if it were canceled!!

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Betty May 1, 2013 at 10:57 pm

I love the show, didn’t miss an episode! Fun, comical, Dick Butkus was my favorite! Please ABC bring it back!

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Elena Finelli May 1, 2013 at 8:35 pm

LOVE this show! PLEASE renew!!

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dewana rhodes May 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I think it should be renewed its hilarious!!!!!!! I love it ….. PLEASE renew for another season.

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dewana rhodes May 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm

love the show I thinks its hilarious…… I think it should be renewed….PLEASE

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Steel May 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

My favorite show! Don’t cancel it.

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Sonia May 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

I did not think it made any sense at first but after watching a couple of shows
I began looking forward to it every week. Please renew!

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Bonnie April 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Love the show. It grew on me the more and more I watched it. It’s funny and silly and I look forward to watching it every week.

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Deedra April 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

We found the show on Hulu. We were skeptical at first, but it’s really grown on us and we are really enjoying it. It’s smart and funny.

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Scott April 27, 2013 at 10:55 am

This show is the wittiest comedy I’ve seen on all television in some time.
Sandwiched between The Middle & Modern Family made block-buster television
and IMO restored ABC back to it’s glory hey-days of the 70′s

We need to see several more seasons of this exceptional comdey

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Bandot April 27, 2013 at 2:03 am

I hope the show has many mores seasons it is hilarious and has a lot of potential.

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Lynne April 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Please don’t cancel, I love the show, very funny.

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Nelson April 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm

It is hilarious. Don’t cancel it.

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Alan April 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I thought the show got better and better as the season went on. Love it!

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Adrienne April 21, 2013 at 12:11 am

I love the show and its complete quirkiness, hilarious and ridiculous, takes the stress away from a long day!

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Rebecca May 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm

You have that absolutely right.

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