The CBS comedy that delves into race and gentrification will have a storyline in the season premiere about a recurring character who becomes the victim of police brutality, igniting a conversation among members of the Butler family. “Like most Black families, when it’s close enough to home, it’s enough to get you nervous,” The Neighborhood star and executive producer Cedric the Entertainer tells TVLine. “You realize, ‘Oh! I was on that street,’ or ‘I know that guy’s family’ or whatever. It’s enough to make you really identify (with) it.” Showrunner Jim Reynolds adds: "We felt that our show is… uniquely positioned to address the Black Lives Matter movement and the call for social justice. Being a show that addresses issues of race, we really have a responsibility to use our platform to say something — both to validate and honor the experiences of some of our audience, while also trying to give insight to and enlighten other parts of our audience.” The Neighborhood doesn't have a Season 3 premiere date, but it's expected to return in November.