There Goes the Neighborhood (TV series)

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There Goes the Neighborhood
Presented by Matt Rogers
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Executive producer(s) Jay Bienstock
Mike Fleiss
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Horizon Television
Original network CBS
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release August 9 – September 13, 2009 (2009-09-13)
External links

There Goes the Neighborhood (originally to be titled Block Party) is an American prime-time reality television program on CBS. The show premiered on August 9, 2009, and features eight suburban families shut out from the outside world with no television, internet, phones, or contact with anybody outside of their neighborhood.[1] The families will compete in challenges against each other. Each week, one family will be banished from the neighborhood, thereby eliminating the family from contention for the show's $250,000 prize fund.[1] The show's executive producers are Jay Bienstock and Mike Fleiss.[2][3] The show's presenter is Matt Rogers, a finalist on American Idol 3.[3][4]


The show was recorded in Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, specifically on the 2500 block of Fairlawn Downs NW in the Legacy Park community's Annandale Main.[1][4] For the program, producers built a 20-foot (6 m) tall wall around the competitors' neighborhood to enforce their isolation from the outside world.[1] Electricity and gas utilities for most household luxuries were cut off from each family's home.[3]

Production for the show began in early June 2009. The families being placed into lockdown within the constructed barriers beginning on June 15.[4]


Family Name Family Members Status
  • Jeff, 46, Father
  • Lisa, 44, Mother
  • Greg, 16, Son
  • Chris, 12, Son
Eliminated 1st
on August 9, 2009
  • Laurie, 38, Mother
  • Haley, 15, Daughter
Eliminated 2nd
on August 16, 2009
  • Tom, 67, Father
  • Susan, 42, Mother
  • Elise, 7, Daughter
  • Jake, 5, Son
  • Marcia, 74, Grandmother
Eliminated 3rd
on August 23, 2009
  • Chris, 47, Father
  • Mickey, 47, Mother
  • Christian, 19, Son
  • Branson, 15, Son
  • Jackson, 7, Son
Eliminated 4th
on August 30, 2009
  • Clarissa "Chris", 41, Mother
  • Renee, 42, Mother
  • Nathanael, 18, Son
  • Keith, 17, Son
Eliminated 5th
on September 6, 2009
  • Ricardo, 42, Father
  • Therese, 42, Mother
  • Christopher, 21, Son
  • Alexus, 18, Daughter
Eliminated 6th
on September 13, 2009
  • David, 40 Transgender Father
  • Christina, 39, Mother
  • Noah, 12, Son
  • Emmett, 10, Son
  • Olivia, 6, Daughter
  • Cameron, 51, Father
  • Regina, 44, Mother
  • Carliegh, 11, Daughter
  • Theresa, 25, Niece


The program's gameplay is extremely similar to that of the American version of Big Brother (specifically Big Brother 2).[1][3] In each episode, families will compete in a challenge in order to win rewards and safety from elimination.[3] The winner will name two families to face the neighbourhood vote. The families will then vote to force one family to leave the neighborhood for the remainder of the series.[3] In the finale, it is presumed that the six eliminated families will return to the neighborhood to vote for the show's winner.[3]

There Goes the Neighborhood
Season 1 (2009)

Voting table[edit]

The voting table below records whom each family voted to stay during its time in the neighborhood. The nominated families are not allowed to vote.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Finale
Kings of the Neighborhood Nelson Mullennix Upshaw Upshaw Upshaw Johnston Schindler
Nominated Mullennix
Johnston Mullennix Schindler Schindler Nominated Schindler Schindler Winners
Schindler Mullennix Nominated Nominated Johnston Nominated Nominated Kings of Neighborhood Runners-Up
Upshaw Mullennix Schindler Schindler Johnston Schindler Nominated Eliminated
(Week 6)
Mullennix Nominated Schindler Schindler Nelson Nominated Eliminated
(Week 5)
Nelson Mullennix Schindler Schindler Nominated Eliminated
(Week 4)
Bussiere Mullennix Schindler Nominated Eliminated
(Week 3)
Southey DeGirolamo Nominated Eliminated
(Week 2)
DeGirolamo Nominated Eliminated
(Week 1)
Eliminated DeGirolamo
1 of 6 votes
to stay
0 of 5 votes
to stay
0 of 4 votes
to stay
1 of 3 votes
to stay
0 of 2 votes
to stay
chosen by Johnstons

3 of 24 votes
(13%) to win


21 of 24 votes
(87%) to win

Source [5] [6] [7] [8]


  1. ^ a b c d e Denhart, Andy (30 June 2009). "CBS' There Goes the Neighborhood encloses families behind 20-foot wall; hosted by Idol's Matt Rogers". "Reality Blurred". Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  2. ^ ""There goes the neighborhood," A new reality-competition series, premieres Sunday, Aug. 9 on the CBS Television Network". "The Futon Critic". 29 June 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Ho, Rodney (29 June 2009). "CBS Kennesaw Wall reality show to debut Aug. 9". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Rochhio, Christopher (30 June 2009). "CBS to debut walled-off 'There Goes the Neighborhood' on August 9". "Reality TV World". Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "There Goes the Neighborhood, episode 1". CBS official site. 10 August 2009. Archived from the original on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "There Goes the Neighborhood, episode 2". Archived from the original on August 25, 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "There Goes the Neighborhood, episode 3". Archived from the original on September 22, 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "There Goes the Neighborhood, episode 4". Archived from the original on September 12, 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 

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