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Bask in the Shameless Glory of Tommy Wiseau's New Sitcom Teaser

Tommy Wiseau, star and director of the famously bad 2003 film The Room, recently announced via his website that his original sitcom The Neighbors — a project he's been working on since at least 2009 — will drop in September (on "Comedy TV," apparently). Wiseau made a website for the sitcom that includes the kind of description you'd expect, with lines like "This cocktail of characters always guarantee plenty of surprises," "The demographic is all inclusive," and the very specific "The Neighbors is a sitcom about the relationship between a group of neighbors who live in an apartment building." Click through to watch the original trailer.

'The Neighbors' Is The Fifth Sitcom to Get a Full Season Pick-Up This Year

ABC has just picked up The Neighbors for a first full season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first season comedy stars Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito as two parents whose family moves to a New Jersey suburb, only to find that the residents are all aliens in disguise. The show's been scoring modest ratings, thanks to a cushy timeslot right in between The Middle and Modern Family Wednesday nights. The Neighbors marks the fifth new primetime sitcom to receive a full season pick-up this season, following in the footsteps of NBC's Go On and The New Normal and Fox's The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate. This [...]

Let's Rank This Fall's New Comedies Based On Their Trailers And Who's Involved In Them

The first episode of a comedic television series is a good indicator for what the show can become. They are also almost always not particularly funny, needing to spend the majority of their time giving the viewer a tour of their expansive house that isn't completely constructed yet. On the other hand, we were bombarded with news from the upfronts about the new shows that are going to change the way we live and breathe, so it's only fair that we unfairly judge them based on three minutes of footage.

There are eight comedies premiering this fall on the four major networks. They are listed in order of how [...]

ABC Also Cancels 'Super Fun Night', 'The Neighbors', 'Suburgatory'

It's been a bloodbath in the sitcom world today as news of cancellations are rolling in. ABC just canceled the Rebel Wilson sitcom Super Fun Night after one season, The Neighbors after two seasons Suburgatory after three seasons, THR reports. These cancellations join freshman comedies Trophy Wife and Mixology, which were both canceled by ABC last night.

Family shows The Middle, The Goldbergs, and Modern Family are the only comedies ABC has renewed, with Goldbergs being the only freshman sitcom to survive. The fate of the network's Tim Allen vehicle Last Man Standing has yet to be announced.

ABC Sets Frustrating Premiere Dates

UGH! First Community wasn't set to premiere until October 19 and now Happy Endings won't start until October 23. Why are you doing this to us, Mickey Mouse? (Mickey Mouse is the head of programming for all of the Disney-ABC Television Group, right?) This gives them only a week before they have to follow up their classic Halloween episode from last season. Other things of note: Modern Family is set to premiere on September 26, assuming the show has working actors. It will be followed by The Neighbors, which will move to its 8:30 slot a few weeks later to make way for Suburgatory's October 17 premiere. [...]

Here Are the First Trailers for ABC's Four New Comedies

You've seen the schedule, now here are your first looks at ABC's new slate of sitcoms for the fall and spring. The one they clearly have the most faith in is The Neighbors, above, which is set to premiere in the sweet post-Modern Family slot on Wednesdays at 9:30pm that floated Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B- in Apt 23 with good enough ratings to earn them pickups. In it, Lenny Venito and Jami Gertz star as the parents of a family that moves to a gated community in the suburbs only to discover that everyone who lives there is an alien. A pretty fun premise, [...]

The Season of the Not-Quite-There Sitcom

Sitcoms are tricky shows to invest in. They need a little time and a few episodes to grow into the shows they’re meant to be — for 30 Rock to find its manic energy or Community to really let itself be weird. On rare occasions, a comedy’s auspices are clear and realized enough that the tone and thrust of its run makes itself clear from the get go: Modern Family — the overtly affluent, opaquely progressive, and broadly slapstick ensemble that debuted in 2009 — is ABC’s proudest, most lucrative example.

The network sitcoms that survived the initial ratings bloodbath and its subsequent wave of early cancellations, specifically [...]

'The Neighbors' and 'Suburgatory' Trade Time Slots

When ABC first released its schedule, freshman sitcom The Neighbors was in the coveted Wednesday 9:30 pm, post-Modern Family slot. Well, ABC has changed its mind and moved it to 8:30, swapping it with Suburgatory. There are plenty of reasons for the switch but the most likely seems to be that The Neighbors is too unabashedly kid-friendly from 9:30. It's a show about a family living in a town made up of aliens. Watch the trailer below; it feels like it could be played on Saturday afternoons, after cartoons. On the other hand, Suburgatory is a bit more adult and bit more subtly peculiar. This could be a [...]

ABC Announces Schedule; 'Happy Endings' Moves to Tuesday

There is a Tuesday at 9:00pm situation.  The best new comedy of two years ago (Happy Endings), last year (New Girl), and maybe this year (Go On) are all set to go up against each other. ABC announced today that Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, are leaving their cushy post-Modern Family slots for Tuesday nights. Happy Endings is the best and the funniest thing ever, and the move does suggest that ABC believes in it, but it's still nerve-wracking. The Neighbors slips into that slot and gives Wednesday nights a complete family focus. Also, ABC announced they are looking to revive TGIF by moving [...]