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NEIGHBORS, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#1022) "It Has Begun…"
[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.]

SEASON FINALE

WHILE THE WEAVERS AND THE BIRD-KERSEES ARE AWAY IN ATLANTIC CITY, DICK BUTKUS GETS AN OMINOUS CALL FROM ZABVRON, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC'S "THE NEIGHBORS"

SF Icons George Takei ("Star Trek") and Mark Hamill ("Star Wars") Guest Star

"It Has Begun . . . . " - The Weavers take the Bird-Kersees to Atlantic City, where Marty learns that Larry Bird not only counts cards, he can see through them, and Jackie admits that she's always wanted a human wedding. Meanwhile, Dick Butkus, in charge back home, gets an ominous call from his grandpa. Is it time for the Neighbors to return to Zabvron? Find out on the Season Finale of "The Neighbors," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. The episode features two of science fiction's biggest icons as guest stars, George Takei as Grandfather and Mark Hamill as Commandant Bill.

"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 George Takei as Grandfather, Mark Hamill as Commandant Bill, Lora Plattner as Giselle, Holly Walker as the dealer, Sarah Baldwin as Beth and Porter Kelly as Lisa.

"It Has Begun . . . ." was written by Kirker Butler and directed by Chris Koch.

"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