'The Neighborhood' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about CBS comedy starring Cedric the Entertainer
The Butlers and the Johnsons take to a peaceful protest after Malcolm ends up in a bad situation and things become scary
Season 2 of the family comedy 'The Neighborhood' ended abruptly due to hitches in production when the pandemic hit. In May this year, CBS had announced the renewal of the sitcom. The series follows a man named Dave Johnson who moved from Michigan to LA with his family. The family home is located in a Black neighborhood and Johnson eventually befriends Calvin Butler, his next-door neighbor, to help him fit into the community. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming season.
'The Neighborhood' Season 3 releases on Monday, November 16, 2020.
The network reveals the series synopsis as: "'The Neighborhood' stars Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. Dave Johnson is a good-natured, professional conflict negotiator. When his wife, Gemma, gets a job as a school principal in LA, they move from Michigan with their young son, Grover, unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. Their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block. However, Calvin's gracious wife, Tina, rolls out the welcome wagon; their chipper younger son, Marty, thinks the Johnsons could be good for the community; and their unemployed older son, Malcolm, finds Dave may finally be someone who understands him. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home."
The family comedy returns with Season 3 with strong episodes relating to the world's response to the Black Lives Matter movement. According to TV Insider, Jim Reynolds, the executive producer on the series said, "We thought it was important to kick off with a story that addresses issues of police brutality against people of color. You have to treat the situation with respect… but we found ways to keep it fun." According to reports, the Butlers and the Johnsons, the two families on the show, take to a peaceful protest. Unfortunately, Malcolm (Sheaun McKinney), the son of Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), ends up in a bad situation and things become scary.
Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler
Cedric is an actor, writer and producer known for his roles Eddie in 'Barbershop' (2002), Sin LaSalle in 'Be Cool' (2005), Father Williams in 'A Haunted House' (2013) and Lamar in 'Larry Crowne' (2011). His most recent works include 'Power' (2019-2020), 'The Last O.G.' (2018-2020), 'Summer Camp Island' (2018-2020), 'She Ball' (2020), 'Son of the South' (2020) and 'Woke' (2020). The actor has two releases in pre-production titled 'Down by the Water' and 'Above the Line'.
Cedric has won numerous awards including a BET Comedy Award in 2004 for BET Comedy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Box Office Movie for 'Barbershop 2: Back in Business' (2004) and a Cinema St. Louis Award at the 2005 St. Louis International Film Festival.
Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson
Greenfield is famously known for his role as Schmidt in 'New Girl' (2011-2018) and is also known for his roles as the mortgage broker in 'The Big Short' (2015), David in 'The Glass Castle' (2017) and Josh in 'About Alex' (2014). His recent works include 'Promising Young Woman' (2020), 'BoJack Horseman' (2019-2020), 'Bob's Burgers' (2013-2020), 'Dirty Diana' (2020) and the TV series 'Hoops' (2020). In 2013, the actor was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in 'New Girl' (2011). He also won an OFTA Television Award in 2012 for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for the same production.
The rest of the cast includes Beth Behrs as Gemma, Tichina Arnold as Tina, Sheaun McKinney as Malcolm, Marcel Spears as Marty, Hank Greenspan as Grover, Malik S as Trey, Gary Anthony Williams as Ernie, Earthquake as Que, Edy Ganem as Sofia and many more.
The series is created by Jim Reynolds who is known for his works as a writer and producer on 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Samantha Who?'.
You can watch the most recent promo of the powerful upcoming season below. The promo's synopsis reads: "The Butlers and Johnsons unite when a member of their community is the victim of racial injustice."
Where to watch
Catch 'The Neighborhood' Season 3 on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 8/7c on CBS.
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