'The Neighborhood': Meg DeLoatch Replaces Jim Reynolds as Showrunner

Sitcom creator exited in April following complaints of his management style and handling of race-related issues

Tony Maglio

Courtesy of CBS

Meg DeLoatch, the creator of Netflix’s “Family Reunion,” is replacing Jim Reynolds as showrunner of hit CBS comedy “The Neighborhood.”

Reynolds exited the sitcom he created in April following complaints of his management style and handling of race-related issues.

DeLoatch’s credit also include “Fuller House.”

Complaints about Reynolds centered on his management style and handling of race-related issues, according to multiple media reports. Two Black writers who shared critical feedback with the studio left the show after Season 3, the outlets wrote.

“At this moment, in light of everything going on in the world, I had concluded that I am not the right person to continue to tell these stories,” Reynolds (pictured above, left, with series star Cedric the Entertainer) said as part of a statement shared with multiple media outlets.

His full statement reads: “I am very proud of ‘The Neighborhood’ and have given everything of myself over the last three years to make this the best show possible. I am so happy that the show has found such an enthusiastic audience and that it will live on. At this moment, in light of everything going on in the world, I had concluded that I am not the right person to continue to tell these stories. I am excited to see the show thrive and wish everyone involved the very best.”

Prior to “The Neighborhood,” Reynolds was a co-executive producer and writer on CBS comedies “9JKL” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

DeLoatch is repped by Ian Greenstein at Gersh and Stephen Barnes at Morris, Yorn, Barnes.

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