When Gemma has her car repaired at Calvin's shop, Tina insists she doesn't need to pay for the work, to Calvin's consternation. Also, Malcolm and Marty find themselves on the same dating app and vying for the same woman's attention.
Season 1 Episode 16 of The Neighborhood was watched by 7,060,000 viewers, resulting in a 1.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Dave Johnson is a good-natured, professional conflict negotiator. When his wife, Gemma, gets a job as a school principal in L.A., they move from Michigan with their young son, Grover, unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town.
Their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block. However, Calvin's gracious wife, Tina, rolls out the welcome wagon; their chipper younger son, Marty, thinks the Johnsons could be good for the community; and their unemployed older son, Malcolm, finds Dave may finally be someone who understands him. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home.