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.

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.

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.


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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  1. Nemoism says

    This show is quite hilarious! The subtext, the way they “break the fourth wall” often. Very funny show. And, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner is just BRILLIANT! Her facial expressions alone have me rolling on the floor! Great show, great cast.

  2. Patti says

    Please keep this show on the air. We (my husband, our teenage daughter & myself) began enjoying it with the first episode last season. As someone else said above, in the vein of those 60’s family comedies with featured “aliens”, this is a show with funny and clever references in its writing and dialogue. Both the adult and younger actors are fun to watch, as these two families from two very different places become friends, and learn about each others’ truly strange customs and ways of relating with one another. This is a warm, yet not heavy-handed, funny family show that parents and their different aged-kids can enjoy together.

  3. says

    R U Kidding ME! Cancel this GEM!!! I think NOT! It’s the ‘My Favorite Martian’, ‘Bewitched’ & every other FABULOUS ‘fish out of H20’ genre TV show UpDated show of 2014 so NO! NO CANCELLING THIS! NO! (%^#(R^%#($&* I hope you read this A.B.C. that you do the Right Thing & A.B.eSmart. so we can C. more of The Neighbors ;-D

  4. Linda says

    I loved the show. It is much better and smarter than its replacement. Will it be back and of so when?

  5. says

    I love this show . It is funny & family designed. This is a refreshing change from the same old detective & sexual based shows on today.

  6. Aaron says

    This is a great premise and very funny show. The writing is clear, smooth, and enjoyable for the whole family.
    I would love to see this show continue for several seasons, especially with he cameo of George Takai and Mark Hamill in the last episode, but I also expect it to get cancelled because the American viewing populace would rather see dumbed down shows than anything funny and smart.

  7. KG says

    Love this show! One of the most well-written sitcoms on tv. Funny, sarcastic, and teaches life lessons without being “in your face”. Please keep it!

  8. Russell says

    Please keep the show. We could all learn from the country club membership story.

    The aliens were more “human”‘than the rest of the people.

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