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Episodes: 44 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 26, 2012 -- April 11, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
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.
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It's time for the aliens to go home. ABC has cancelled The Neighbors after two seasons and 44 episodes.
A family sitcom, The Neighbors follows the Weaver clan as they try to live in a beautiful gated community that's filled with alien visitors from the planet Zabvron. The ensemble castmembers are Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Tim Jo, Clara Mamet, Ian Patrick, Isabella Cramp, and Max Charles.
After a first season of mediocre ratings, the series could have been cancelled last May. However, ABC decided to stick with it and scheduled it on Friday nights. Expectations on Fridays are lower but The Neighbors' ratings ended up being too low for a third season renewal.
Castmate Olagundoye tweeted the news, "Tweeps, I have known since last night, but was not able to share the news until it was announced publicly. »
The ABC ax continued to fall Friday, with the network canceling alien family comedy The Neighbors, Suburgatory and rookie Super Fun Night. The critically panned series Neighbors, about a couple who move into a community populated by aliens, was moved from Wednesdays to Fridays for its sophomore run. Among adults 18-49, the Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito single-camera vehicle has averaged a 0.9 -- down 50 percent from its first-year average and only rising 33 percent when factoring in DVR. The series ranks as ABC's least-successful Friday show, between sturdy Last Man Standing and ratings hit Shark
- Lesley Goldberg
"Sixteen Candles," which debuted in theaters May 4, 1984, was the start of so many great things: It made Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall stars, it helped launch The Brat Pack and it might have been the first place you ever saw future stars John Cusack, Joan Cusack, and Jami Gertz.
It also introduced a new talent for tapping teen angst: John Hughes, who would go on to write, direct, and produce so many of the films that shaped the '80s, including "The Breakfast Club," "Weird Science," and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
The New York Times ran a piece 10 years ago about how so many women are still waiting for a dreamboat like Jake to drive up in a hot sports car and whisk them away, as Michael Shoeffling does in the film's perfectly romantic ending. That's how deeply "Sixteen Candles" imprinted on at least the female half of the audience. »
- Sharon Knolle
It's been 15 years since "The Sopranos" put New Jersey style on display. And please don't be snide and ask, "What style?"
Beyond mobsters wearing tracksuits that make it only to tracks with horses, and the summer shore crowd, which has never met an animal print or bikini too outrageous, TV now gives us another highly stylized New Jersey group - aliens in golf duds.
ABC's Friday sitcom "The Neighbors" has aliens settled in a gated community in New Jersey, and their preferred attire is golf clothes.
The aliens have been on a steep learning curve.Initially, they feared Halloween and set up a barrier at the gates of Hidden Hills, hoping to keep children in costumes at bay. After the Weavers (Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito) explain the American custom of costumed children begging candy from strangers, the aliens relent. Above, Jackie takes on Effie Trinket from "The Hunger Games" in a custom-made costume. »
"The Neighbors" is visiting family in "Uncle Benjamin." Specifically, the Weavers are traveling to California to see Debbie's (Jami Gertz) mother, Janet. Played by Rhea Perlman, this wild-child older woman is maybe settling down.
Check out a clip from "Uncle Benjamin" above, and find out more about Perlman's character in an interview with the actress.
Zap2it: How did you end up guest-starring on 'The Neighbors'?
Rhea Perlman: I watched "The Neighbors" when it first came on, and I thought it was hysterical. And every time I think something just tickles my funny bone, I call my agent and say, "You know, I like this show. If they're ever looking for somebody, I'd like to work with them." So I told them that, I guess it was a year -- two years -- ago, and then he said, "They want you to play Jami's mother!" And I was free, »
"The Neighbors" is going on vacation!
What happens when the Weavers and a few aliens get on an airplane to San Diego? The results can be seen in this exclusive video clip from "Uncle Benjamin."
The trip happens when Debbie Weaver (Jami Gertz) decides to go visit her mother (guest star Rhea Perlman) in California. Due to a rather stressful mother-daughter relationship, the whole Weaver clan -- plus the aliens next door -- comes along for the ride. It should be particularly surprising to everyone when Debbie's mom turns out to have adopted a 10-year-old son.
Of course, everyone has to get through the flight first.
The "Uncle Benjamin" episode of "The Neighbors" airs Friday, March 21 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. »
Vampires have a long literary history, where we have read tales of the undead as glamorous monsters with charm, beauty, and talents of seduction. It was long understood that the Count Dracula’s of the world used their sexuality to lure in prey, and as these stories are continually translated on to the big screen we are starting to see the sexual side of vampires in a far more visual manner.
Vampire films may be considered a new trend, but films featuring the children of the night have been popular since Nosferatu frightened audiences, or Bela Lugosi breathed life into the iconic character of Dracula. Lately we have seen the vampire myth take a decidedly different turn from the usual monster fare with films like Twilight, that explore a more casual and “tweeny’ take on the mythical monsters. That won’t be who we are discussing today, and »
- Scott Fraser
At least, Debbie’s teacher thinks she’s hot for him. Either way, brace for awkwardness!
Going back to school is hard enough without having to deal with super-creepy professors, but unfortunately for Debbie (Jami Gertz), she’ll be dealing with both on the Jan. 24 episode of ABC’s The Neighbors. In HollywoodLife.com‘s exclusive first-look clip, Debbie just wants to borrow one of her fellow classmates’ notes — so how does she end up arranging a date with her professor?!
At the risk of being crass, Debbie basically has her boobs to thank for the little misunderstanding, which she acknowledges at the end of the clip.
“I should have kept you two under a scarf!” she tells the twins, before awkwardly sauntering off-screen.
- Andy Swift
Pms takes on a whole new meaning in "The Neighbors" episode "Man, Actually," when Zabvronian reproductive cycles bring depression to the men of the alien household. With Dick Butkus going through the Terrible 10s and Debbie going back to school at the same time, it's going to be an emotional episode.
This clip from "Man, Actually," which you can see exclusively on Zap2it, shows just how depressed Reggie Jackson (Tim Jo) and Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) are, now that their cycles have synchronized. All of this is understandably stressful to the already-stressed Debbie Weaver (Jami Gertz). Quite frankly, she doesn't particularly want to hear any of the details.
"Man, Actually" airs Friday (Jan. 24) at 8:30 p.m. Et on ABC. »
Lori reveals her close encounter on the ABC comedy’s set — and which former ‘Full House’ co-star wrote the part just for her!
Prepare to see a whole new side of Lori Loughlin! The former 90210 and Full House star is guest starring on the Jan. 17 episode of ABC’s The Neighbors, and her new role is far from the sweet-as-sugar personas we’re used to seeing her play. “I’m playing kind of a mean girl, which is fun,” Lori tells HollywoodLife.com about her character Tina, the high school nemesis of Jami Gertz‘s Debbie.
“Tina shows up to the reunion to tell everybody just how fabulous she is, and how fantastic her life turned out,” Lori says. “She has a lot of money and she has a pilates trainer and she lives in a big house and her husband is very successful. She’s definitely just showing up »
- Andy Swift
This isn’t the first movie to get nods from both ends of the spectrum. Since the Razzies first began back in 1981, 47 movies have been nominated for both “awards”– some even for the same exact person or song. Here’s a look at the club The Lone Ranger just joined:
Oscar nods: Film editing, music (original song) for “People Alone” with music by Lalo Schifrin and lyrics by Wilbur »
- Ariana Bacle
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