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The Neighbors

ABC TV series The NeighborsNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 44 (half-hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: September 26, 2012 — April 11, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Clara Mamet, Max Charles, Isabella Cramp, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Ian Patrick, and Tim Jo.

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TV show description:
This sitcom revolves around an All-American family who ends up moving into a very unusual neighborhood.

Marty Weaver (Lenny Venito) just wants the best for his wife Debbie (Jami Gertz) and their three kids; Amber (Clara Mamet), Max (Max Charles), Abby (Isabella Cramp). That’s why he’s moves them to Hidden Hills — a New Jersey gated community that has its own golf course. Marty is certain that their new home will be a dream come true — until they meet the neighbors.

The residents of Hidden Hills are a little different to say the least. Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) introduces himself as the leader of the community. Then, he presents his wife, Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye) and their two sons, Dick Butkus (Ian Patrick) and Reggie Jackson (Tim Jo).

As Debbie and Marty try to make sense of their weird neighbors, they discover that the entire Hidden Hills community is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. It turns out the Zabvronians have been holed up in Hidden Hills for the past 10 years, awaiting instructions from their home world. The Weavers are the first humans who have ever lived amongst them.

At first, the Weavers are ready to head for the hills but the aliens seem harmless enough. So, they decide to stay and help their new neighbors adapt to life on our confusing planet.

As the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that some things — the ups and downs of marriage, the desire to be a good parent and raise a happy family — are universal. The Weavers also realize they’ve found an ally in the family next door — even if they do cry out of their ears.

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Series Finale

Episode #44 — There Goes the Neighbors’ Hood
Larry learns that he is pregnant and makes a decision about returning home or staying with the rest of the Zabvronians. Meanwhile, Reggie must also decide if he wants to stay himself or turn human, and the families see two new visitors arriving at the neighborhood (Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger reunite from Full House to guest star).
First aired: April 11, 2014.

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What do you think? Do you like The Neighbors TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?

 

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llubs January 15, 2015 at 1:01 am

Loved the show Shocked to hear it was cancelled I hate left with unanswered questions

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Pauly January 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Of course they cancelled it… I loved it. Every time I like something they take it off. They leave all the smutty boring shows on though. Think I’ll just quit watching tv. Bring The Neighbors back!!

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Jo January 8, 2015 at 10:19 pm

It was the only comedy my husband and I watched, we loved it. Please bring it back.

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Jeff January 1, 2015 at 4:54 pm

I think the Indian wedding episode had to be one the funniest TV episodes of all time. Terrific writing, a fantastically talented singer dancer cast who could deliver a straight line or a punch line with equal aplomb. Quirky, irreverent and precious!

The only problem was that it needed an audience to appreciate the humor and subtle gags. Unlike Two Broke Girls, which is not that funny and needs an audience laugh track every 15 seconds or occasionally every sentence to remind us that it is funny, or Big Bang Theory, which IS funny buy still needs the laugh every 20 seconds, The Neighbors let the momentum and anticipation grow until there was a gigantic collective laugh from the viewers that out did any laugh track on TV. Apparently, that audience doesn’t exist among those who watch broadcast TV today. The glut of rather inane comedies with twenty-somethings making fools of themselves that stay on the network for a year or two before being cancelled prove that it is not a sustainable formula. The Neighbors was delivering what it promised; and the promise of The Neighbors was a hysterically funny season three and four.

Too bad we are never going to see that happen. The Neighbors was the only TV series where every episode seemed to end too soon. Every episode left you wanting more. And you always had a smile on your face. Great job, writers and producers!!

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John V December 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

A good, funny show – that’s why it was cancelled. Lets leave on the Kartrashians tho.

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Chrissy December 15, 2014 at 2:59 am

This is such a great show !! Always made me laugh non-stop. I fell in love with all the characters on the show. I was so shocked to find out there wasn’t going to be another season :( We want season 3 !!!!!

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Sharon December 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm

A cleaver ,cute, clean with a slight edge show. Loved the characters. Please renew this show!,,,,,the reunion show was a classic! Come on bring it back!,,,,

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Kelly Cookston December 3, 2014 at 12:15 am

I love this show!!! It could have lasted for many years to come!!!
Brilliant and so very funny!!!!! I own both seasons and I watch them about three times a month! I miss it soooo very much!!!!!! Please bring it back, I would love to own more and more on DVD!!! Can’t the network see how many of us miss it and love it!!!

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Chrissy December 15, 2014 at 3:01 am

THIS is the kind of comments the networks need to start paying attention to !! I’m with you all the way !!! :)

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Chris Pilgrim November 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm

This series was original and funny and should have been given a chance. It should have been renewed.

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Tina November 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

:( I loved that show!!

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