A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Compromise is possible, but it takes work and understanding from both sides.
Positive Role Models
Some characters are naive, others are set in their ways; all are portrayed in stereotypical ways.
Violence & Scariness
Calvin threatens to hit his adult son if he doesn't help with the yard work.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Dave and Gemma kiss and make vaguely suggestive comments about having sex.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Some sexy talk, but no swearing.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults are shown drinking beer and champagne at a backyard barbecue.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Neighborhood is a sitcom about a white family that moves into a middle-class black neighborhood right next door to a cantankerous patriarch who doesn't want to see the neighborhood change. Unfortunately, the show's comedy trades in a number of stereotypes and clichéd characters, which doesn't help its attempts to address race relations and complex issues of gentrification and segregation. There's some sexy talk, and jokes that may go over younger viewers' heads.
Is It Any Good?
A good cast is wasted in this lazy, regressive comedy. Comedian Cedric the Entertainer, whose energy is infectious onstage, plays a third-rate blustering Archie Bunker-type delivering cheap insults that are supposed to pass for jokes. Greenfield, who spent seven seasons as the hilariously fastidious Schmidt on New Girl, has to soften his lovably smarmy edges to play the blandly amiable Dave.
Beth Behrs, one of the leads of Two Broke Girls has barely anything to play here, and precocious young Grover (Hank Greenspan) has to be one of the most egregious examples of "sitcom kid who spouts one-liners" in recent memory. The only rays of light in The Neighborhood are Sheaun McKinney and Marcel Spears as the adult Butler sons who manage to find fun and entertaining ways to take satisfaction in exploiting their dad's prejudices. It's just not enough to salvage this unfunny show.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
Our Editors Recommend
Best Sitcoms for Your Next Family Binge-Watch
Comedy TV Shows for Teens
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate