‘The Neighbors': Scoop on TV’s Wackiest New Comedy — VIDEO



Sorry, every other show vying for this unique honor — one fall comedy clearly out-weirds you all. In fact, in terms of pure, out-of-this-world kookiness, the rest of you are lightyears away — because Dan Fogelman‘s The Neighbors is probably one of the craziest pilots we’ve ever seen.

The set-up is this: A down-on-their-luck New York City couple (Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito) move in to a luxurious suburban New Jersey housing development, not knowing, of course, that all of their neighbors are little green men in human bodies, with the names of world-famous athletes. Yeah — we don’t really get it, either. But don’t take our word for it — we sat down with Fogelman, Gertz, and Venito during this summer’s Television Critics Association Tour to get the scoop straight from the source:

The Neighbors premieres tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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Television Editor Shaunna Murphy was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey. Largely shunned by her peers, she struck up friendships with the likes of Buffy Summers and the X-Men in their stead. After graduating from NYU where she studied political journalism, she moved to Los Angeles when she realized that writing about reality TV is a much nobler pursuit. She now lives in New York, again, with her two cats — Arya Stark and Joffrey Baratheon.