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THE NEIGHBORS on ABC – First Look

May 15, 2012 by  

Following MODERN FAMILY on Wednesday nights is ABC’s new comedy, THE NEIGHBORS.

I’m going to stay silent and let you look at these photos from the pilot, watch the promo and let ABC explain itself…

THE NEIGHBORS

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THE NEIGHBORS - "The Neighbors" stars Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick as Dick Butkis, Max Charles as Max Weaver, Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver. "The Neighbors" was written by Dan Fogelman who is also an executive producer with Aaron Kaplan, Jeff Morton and Chris Koch. "The Neighbors" was directed by Chris Koch and is from ABC Studios. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN) IAN PATRICK, TIM JO, SIMON TEMPLEMAN, TOKS OLAGUNDOYE, JAMI GERTZ, LENNY VENITO, CLARA MAMET, MAX CHARLES, ISABELLA CRAMP

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ABC’s take: “How well do you know your neighbors?

Meet the Weavers, Debbie (Jami Gertz) and Marty (Lenny Venito). Marty, in hopes of providing a better life for his wife and three kids, recently bought a home in Hidden Hills, a gated New Jersey townhome community with its own golf course. Hidden Hills is so exclusive that a house hasn’t come on the market in 10 years. But one finally did and the Weavers got it!

It’s clear from day one that the residents of Hidden Hills are a little different. For starters, their new neighbors all have pro-athlete names like Reggie Jackson (Tim Jo), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye), Dick Butkis (Ian Patrick) and Larry Bird (Simon Templeman). Over dinner, Marty and his family discover that their neighbors receive nourishment through their eyes by reading books, rather than eating. The Weavers soon learn that the entire community is comprised of aliens from Zabvron, where the men bear children and everyone cries green goo from their ears.

The Zabvronians have been stationed on Earth for the past 10 years, disguised as humans, awaiting instructions from home, and the Weavers are the first humans they’ve had the opportunity to know. As it turns out, the pressures of marriage and parenthood are not exclusive to planet Earth. Two worlds will collide with hilarious consequences as everyone discovers they can “totally relate” and learn a lot from each other.

“The Neighbors” stars Jami Gertz (“Entourage,” “Modern Family,” “Still Standing,” “Ally McBeal”) as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito (“Bored to Death,” “Men in Black III,” “Person of Interest,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo (“Glory Daze”) as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick (“Wanderlust”) as Dick Butkis, Max Charles (“The Three Stooges,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) as Max Weaver, Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver.

Guest starring are Mitch Rouse as Real Estate Agent and Doug Jones as Alien. Co-Starring are Bruce Green as Angry Man and Mary K. DeVault as Angry Woman.

“The Neighbors” was written by Dan Fogelman (“Cars,” “Tangled,” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) who is also an executive producer with Aaron Kaplan, Jeff Morton (“Modern Family”) and Chris Koch (“Workaholics,” “Modern Family”). “The Neighbors” was directed by Chris Koch and is from ABC Studios.”

I just can’t, guys…

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3 Responses to “THE NEIGHBORS on ABC – First Look”

  1. Keith Viverette on May 17th, 2012 3:54 am

    So freakin’ weird!

  2. Nosgoth1979 on May 22nd, 2012 9:52 am

    The ‘alien comedy’ really hasn’t been done very much, has it? The only ones I can think of are ALF and Third Rock from the Sun. The Neighbors seems like it’ll be worth trying out. And since I use the PrimeTime Anytime feature, so it’ll be recorded on my DVR automatically anyway, I may as well.

  3. Tuwana Simpson on May 22nd, 2012 12:08 pm

    looks good!