The neighborhood showrunner leaves the CBS sitcom: “I’m not the right person to keep telling these stories.”
The neighborhood will be looking for a new boss soon. Jim Reynolds, who created the CBS sitcom with Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield, is stepping down as showrunner and executive producer.
Reynolds announced to the cast over the weekend that he was leaving the series after three seasons, our sister site Deadline reports. The producer-writer credits also include 9JKL, The Big Bang Theory, and Samantha Who?
“I’m very proud of The Neighborhood and have given everything of myself for the past three years to make this the best show possible,” Reynolds said in a statement. “I am so happy that the show found such an enthusiastic audience and will continue to live. At that moment, given all that was going on in the world, I had decided that I was not the right person to tell these stories any further. I look forward to the show flourishing and wish everyone involved all the best. “
The series follows Dave Johnson (Greenfield) and his family, who move to a mostly black neighborhood in Pasadena. He quickly realizes that not everyone, including his neighbor Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is receptive to his extreme seriousness.
In addition to Greenfield and Cedric the Entertainer, the series also features Beth Behrs, Tichina Arnold, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan.
The neighborhood, which completed the third season in March, has already been extended for a fourth season.