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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  1. Val Moore says

    Loved the show my entire family children and grandchildren looked forward to Thursdays and Fridays during both seasons. Found out my relatives in Tennessee and Kentucky were all great fans of this TV show, very disappointed to hear of this tragedy!!!!! Hoping more people would send comments maybe this could be reconsidered!!!

  2. says

    “The Neighbors” is such a clever show. I actually laugh out loud when watching it…and I’m not easily amused.
    Please, people who make the decision to cancel this show or not, do NOT do that to this one. As a middle-aged adult, it’s a refreshing change from the usual sitcoms that are thrown out there each year. This one definitely “sticks” to the wall!

  3. Lorna Spears says

    This show is a show that is funny and the actors get you involved every week. They have a following and it should not be cancelled. We don’t want a new reality series or another cop show. Why not a fun loving caring show like this one that is suitable for the whole fami
    ly? I do not understand why you don’t give it another season and advertise the hell out of it for the alien pregnancy that would boost your ratings and leave our family shows alone. We want more family programs!

  4. Amliterature says

    Season Two has been epic. The writing and the acting has been even better than in the first season. One of the smartest comedies on network TV.

  5. Mark says

    The fact that it is not vulgar and does not lower itself to bathroom humor and gratuitous sex jokes is almost a guarantee that it will be cancelled. Pity. It is genuinely funny and has a very gentle way of satirizing our societal foibles, as well as showing how blind we can be to our own cultural faults. I love it! I’d hate to see it go…

  6. Pam says

    Being divorced after 15 years the tv show neighbors really made me smile and truly laugh again.. It’s a funny light hearted comedy show that deserves to have a second season. Please bring it back. For everyone to watch!

  7. Heather says

    KEEP IT!!!!!! It is funny, not vulgar or full of gratuitous sex and violence. Oh wait, chances are it will get cancelled. Too bad if it does. It is a GREAT show!!

  8. Shawna B. says

    Regarding “The Neighbors,” I really enjoyed it. I looked forward to it and enjoyed it every time. I hope that it returns. I am a “The Neighbors” fan. Please RE-NEW it.

  9. Donna Perrault says

    Love this show!!! I was skeptical at first but got hooked ! Very good family story lines about raising children, and dealing with society and social pressures. Please renew it!!!!

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