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AND THE OSCAR(R) GOES TO... LARRY AND REGGIE
-- OR WILL IT? -- ON ABC'S "THE NEIGHBORS"
"Larry Bird Presents an Oscar(R)-Winning Film by Larry Bird" - Max makes it into the final round of the school spelling bee. When he finds himself going head to head with Dick Butkus, Larry and Reggie, who've become obsessed with winning an Oscar, decide to videotape the bee - and the competition between Max and Dick - hoping to take home the award for Best Documentary, on "The Neighbors," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"The Neighbors" stars Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick as Dick Butkus, Max Charles as Max Weaver and Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver.
Guest starring are Karan Soni as Indian alien, Patrick O'Sullivan as Johnny Unitas, Nick Eldredge as high pants alien, Christian Gehring as bully, Elizabeth Tripp as type-A third grader and Joseph Buttler as moderator.
"Larry Bird Presents an Oscar-Winning Film by Larry Bird" was written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger and directed by Lev L. Spiro.
"The Neighbors" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
For more information about "The Neighbors" visit ABC.com/TheNeighbors
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second) on 5/11/13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, May 2013) Marty Weaver just wanted the best for his wife, Debbie, and their three kids, and moving from an apartment in Bayonne to Hidden Hills, New Jersey, a gated community complete with its own golf course, was a step in the right direction. Of course, the fact that the entire community is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron, and that the Weavers are the first humans who have lived amongst them, presents some challenges. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that some things - the ups and downs of marriage, the desire to be a good parent and connect with your children - are universal... intergalactic even. Despite the fact that they're not even the same species, both humans and Zabvronians had a lot to learn from each other. The Weavers realize they've found an ally in the family next door... even if they do cry out of their ears. "The Neighbors" stars Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick as Dick Butkus, Max Charles as Max Weaver and Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver. "The Neighbors" was created by Dan Fogelman ("Cars," "Tangled," "Crazy, Stupid, Love"), who is also an executive producer with Aaron Kaplan ("GCB," "Terra Nova") and Chris Koch ("Workaholics," "Modern Family"). "The Neighbors" is from ABC Studios.