The series follows "the nicest guy in the Midwest who moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness. That includes their new next-door neighbor Calvin.
- Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson
- Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler
- Beth Behrs as Gemma Johnson
- Tichina Arnold as Tina Butler
- Sheaun McKinney as Malcolm Butler
- Marcel Spears as Marty Butler
- Hank Greenspan as Grover Johnson
On September 27, 2017, it was announced that CBS had given the production, then titled Here Comes the Neighborhood, a pilot production commitment. The pilot was written by Jim Reynolds who was also set to executive produce alongside Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, and Wendi Trilling. Production companies involved with the pilot include Kapital Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, and Trill Television. On January 26, 2018, the production officially received a pilot order. On February 9, 2018, it was announced that James Burrows would direct the pilot On May 9, 2018, it was announced that CBS had given the production, now titled Welcome to the Neighborhood, a series order. A few days later, it was announced that the title of the show had been changed to The Neighborhood. A day after that, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2018 and air on Mondays at 8:00 P.M.
In March 2018, it was announced that Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears, Cedric the Entertainer, Josh Lawson, Tichina Arnold had joined the pilot's main cast. In April 2018, it was reported that Dreama Walker had joined the cast in a main role. After the the series was ordered Lawson in the original pilot was announced to have left the series for unknown reasons. On May 15, 2018, it was announced that Max Greenfield had replaced Lawson in the role of Dave Johnson. On June 11, 2018, Beth Behrs of 2 Broke Girls will replace Walker as Gemma Johnson.