Cedric the Entertainer on Feeling at Home in CBS' "Neighborhood"
Tonight, CBS will telecast the season finale of its breakout comedy hit The Neighborhood – one of two new series launched by the network last fall that received an early second season renewal several weeks ago. Throughout its first season, The Neighborhood opened a dialogue about gentrification and showed viewers that people of all backgrounds really aren't very different at all. For series star and Executive Producer Cedric the Entertainer (pictured at top left opposite co-star Max Greenfield), that was critical to the development and success of the show. "The fact we are not that different was one of the key things (series creator) Jim (Reynolds) and I wanted to make sure of," he told MediaVillage during an exclusive interview. "And that we weren't doing a show that was going to show divisiveness. We wanted to push the envelope, tell some truths, and show that the problem is people don't know each other, yet assume they do.