Airing tonight on ABC, THE NEIGHBORS is arguably the oddest sitcom to roll down the pike in some time. Reminiscent of such shows as 3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN and MY FAVORITE MARTIAN, this off-beat comedy centers on a New Jersey family who finds the upscale, gated community they’ve just relocated to is entirely populated by extraterrestrials trying (not very successfully) to fit in unnoticed in human society. The fishiest of fish-out-of-water stories, the show has divided critics into love-it-or-hate-it camps but is considered a real oddity by both.
We sat down with series stars LENNY VENITO and JAMI GERTZ during the recent Television Critics Association press event and they put the story in a more relatable light while praising DAN FOGELMAN’s script writing.
THE NEIGHBORS airs tonight on ABC-TV