CBS has found a recipe for success with its sitcoms and intends to continue its success until 2023. In 2021, CBS committed to several more seasons of Young Sheldon. Last week the network renewed its second series, ghostsfor a third season, and yesterday they announced the neighborhood would also return for a sixth season.
On Jan. 23, Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, announced the neighborhood would return for its sixth season. The series, currently in its fifth season, is one of several hit comedies on CBS. It is also the second longest-running comedy currently running on the network.
Reisenbach noted on its renewal that the series has worked to deliver laughs while still addressing important social issues. According to Variety, the announcement comes just as the series will celebrate its 100th episode, a milestone for television shows.
the neighborhood follows Dave Johnson and his family as they move from Kalamazoo, Michigan to an African American community in California. Dave, played by Max Greenfield, gets weird with his neighbors the Butlers as soon as he arrives. Calvin Butler, played by Cedric the Entertainer, is mildly irritated by Dave, whose overt and overzealous friendliness doesn’t quite fit the vibe of the rest of the community.
The series’ premise may be unique, but it draws heavily on a classic television trope. Dave Johnson and Calvin Butler are a pretty obvious “odd couple.” Johnson learns to adjust to his new life and eventually fits into the community.
Greenfield is best known for his work in new girl. The breakout role of Cedric the Entertainer came into play in the 1990s The Steve Harvey Show. the neighborhood airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. and serves as a prelude to another hit sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola. CBS has not disclosed the fate Bob Hearts Abishola still.
During the neighborhood While helping CBS dominate the top charts, the series hasn’t always been successful. In fact, several critics have given Season 1 harsh reviews. IndieWire argued that inspired by its creator’s real-life step, the series felt one-sided. The publication also questioned why a show with such talent was so bad, calling the abuse of Cedric and Greenfield “criminal.” The Hollywood Reporter argued that the subpar writing of the show’s first few episodes was held back only by its superior cast.
The show eventually found traction and enough audience to keep CBS coming back for more. How long the series will last after Season 6 is unclear. While the network is interested in supporting the series for at least another year, executives certainly weren’t ready to commit to a multi-year deal like they have Young Sheldon. Only time can tell.