The Neighborhood Recast: Max Greenfield Takes Over Lead Role

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The Neighborhood has been ordered to series at CBS, but there's a big change coming to the comedy before it even hits the air. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the New Girl veteran has been added to the cast and will replace House of Lies alum, Josh Lawson. 

The series follows “the nicest guy in the Midwest” who uproots his family and moves to a neighborhood in L.A. that is not one of the most desirable ones.

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Greenfield will play Dave Johnson on the series which is expected to land on the fall schedule at CBS. 

Cedric the Entertainer also stars on the series as Dave's next door neighbor, who clashes with Dave on some occasions due to their differing opinions. 

Related: CBS Picks Up Comedies From Cedric the Entertainer and Damon Wayans Jr.

Greenfield has been part of the New Girl cast for the past seven seasons, but the Fox comedy will come to a close Tuesday with a one-hour series finale. 

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New Girl Season 7 took a big leap into the future to give viewers a glimpse of what more grown-up versions of the characters are like, but if you watch New Girl online, you will know they've essentially been the same. 

Related: New Girl Renewed for Seventh and Final Season at Fox!

New Girl was given an eleventh-hour renewal last year for a final season after ratings continued to slip for the comedy series. 

Aside from the Fox comedy, Max has also appeared in American Crime Story, Veronica Mars, and Ugly Betty. 

He is Greenfield

CBS canceled multiple comedy series over the weekend as it gears up to announce what's on tap for the 2018-2019 TV season. 

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