“A white family moving into a primarily black neighborhood makes for great comedy while being a good time for diversity at CBS network,” The Neighborhood star Tichina Arnold said.
Based on a true story, executive producer Jim Reynolds, tells a reversed version of the 1970’s All In The Family storyline.
“Racism comes from ignorance, it’s what you don’t know,” Arnold shared. “For us to able to understand other people’s culture, what better way to do that than through laughter.”
Written by Reynolds and directed by James Burrow, Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) is not too favorable of Dave (Greenfield) bringing his over-the-top neighborliness next door into a southern California neighborhood.
Arnold shared that she is happy that CBS is paying close attention to not only diversity on and off camera but also inclusivity.
“Don’t tell me only what you like about the show but tell me what you don’t like because I take that information to the directors and into the writers’ room and suggest the changes,” she said.
Arnold encourages viewers to tune in Mondays starting Oct. 1 to CBS at 8 p.m. to join cast Cedric the Entertainer, Tichina Arnold, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan as they use this show as a conduit to learn about each other.