Jim Reynolds, Creator of ‘The Neighborhood,’ Leaves CBS Showrunner Series – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Reynolds, creator, executive producer and showrunner of The neighborhood, is leaving the popular CBS comedy series after three seasons. CBS Studios, which is behind the multi-camera sitcom starring Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfiend, will name a new showrunner for season 4, which was picked up by CBS in February.

“I am very proud of The neighborhood and I’ve given my all over the past three years to make this the best possible show, ”Reynolds said in a statement to Deadline. “I’m so happy that the show has found such an enthusiastic audience and continues to live on. Right now, in light of everything that is going on in the world, I had concluded that I am not the right person to continue telling these stories. Glad to see the show flourish and wish everyone the best.

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Reynolds’ departure comes after the end of production for Season 3. According to sources, CBS Studios has opted for a change of management on The neighborhood based on feedback the studio had received on Reynolds over a period of time. I hear two black writers recently left the show after completing their work on season 3.

Reynolds, a comedy veteran created the District, which addresses issues of race, based on personal experience. The sitcom, about a white Midwestern family adjusting to relocate to a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Pasadena, Calif., Was a formidable anchor for CBS on Monday. In its current third season, it is the second most watched television comedy behind CBS ‘ Young Sheldon, reaching 7.02 million viewers.

The neighborhood also stars Beth Behrs, Tichina Arnold, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan. The cast were notified of Reynolds’ exit over the weekend. The executive producers are Cedric the Entertainer and Eric Rhone, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor of Kapital as well as Wendi Trilling of TrillTV.

Before creating The neighborhood, Reynolds was the co-executive producer of CBS’s multi-camera comedy series 9JKL. Prior to that he did an eight season stint on the network The Big Bang Theory, become an executive producer.

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