Despite some debate whether The Neighbors was fall’s craziest new show, the ABC half-hour pulled in a decent amount of viewers and, surprisingly, didn’t rattle our TV critic Ken Tucker’s cage too much. Heck, he said it wasn’t the worst new show of the fall season, at any rate, and seemed intrigued at what episode 2 might deliver.
Up until now, not even critics have seen anything beyond the first episode. So the question remains: What will be in episode 2 of The Neighbors? Well, we have some answers for you. EW has an exclusive sneak peek from tomorrow night’s new episode. In “Journey to the Center of the Mall,” the human Weaver family takes the alien family, the Bird-Kersees, to their first outing beyond Hidden Hills when they hit the mall to shop for back-to-school clothes. The clip below features an interrogation session between the human parents and the alien parents, before devolving into a pretty funny joke about Transformers director Michael Bay.
As a bonus, EW has an exclusive clip from Neighbor‘s lead-in comedy, The Middle, too, and it’s a doozy. Turns out, Frank-e Heck (Patricia Heaton) is getting fired from the car dealership in tomorrow night’s episode, appropriately titled “The Second Act.” Why is she being let go? Watch the clip below — as well as The Neighbors clip — to find out:
The Middle airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, before The Neighbors, which moves to its regular time slot, at 8:30 p.m. this week.
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