CBS’ The Neighborhood is covering that touchy topic we’ve all been dying to see tackled on television again: Race. I know, I know … I’m just as excited as you are, but just like the vitamins I slip into my kids’ food, it’s all about the presentation. Armed with household names like Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G.) and Max Greenfield (New Girl) -- both of whom are supported by top-notch talent like Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris) and Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) -– it seems as if CBS agrees with that sentiment, and seeks to wrap its healthy cultural commentary in a sugary layer of classic laugh-track levity. This interracial fish-out-of-water story wants to show us all that we’re not so different, you and I. Will it actually work, though? Maybe. Let’s start with all the things that do work in favor of Schmidt Meets Black People -- I mean, The Neighborhood.
CBS' "The Neighborhood" Is Much More Than a By-the-Numbers Sitcom