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NEIGHBORS, THE
Air Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Time Slot: 8:31 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#209) "Thanksgiving is no Schmuck Bait"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

THE FAMILY'S ALL HERE! IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING, MARTY'S PARENTS RETURN TO HIDDEN HILLS WITH AN ANNOUCEMENT, WHILE MOTHER JOYNER AND FATHER KERSEE VISIT JACKIE, ON ABC'S "THE NEIGHBORS"

Meredith Baxter and Reginald VelJohnson guest star; Stacy Keach returns as Marty's Father

"Thanksgiving is No Schmuck Bait" - Marty and Debbie are hoping for an uneventful Thanksgiving, but their hopes are dashed when Marty's father arrives with a suitcase and informs the family that, after fifty years of marriage, he and Marty's mother are getting divorced.....and, oh yeah, he's moving in. Jackie's parents arrive from Zabvron just in time to witness the fallout and learn about the peculiarities of human relationships, on "The Neighbors," FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:31-9:00 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 Stacy Keach as Dominick, Debra Mooney as Theresa, Reginald VelJohnson as Father Kersee, Meredith Baxter as Mother Joyner and Patrick O'Sullivan as Johnny Unitas.

"Thanksgiving is No Schmuck Bait" was written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger and directed by John Fortenberry.

"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

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NEIGHBORS, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/26/12 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (22 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 4/11/14; has yet to be renewed for a third season
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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver
· Ian Patrick as Dick Butkis
· Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver
· Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver
· Lenny Venito as Marty Weaver
· Max Charles as Max Weaver
· Simon Templeman as Larry Bird
· Tim Jo as Reggie Jackson
· Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Chris Koch as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Dan Fogelman as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Morton as EP/LP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Kapital Entertainment