‘2 Broke Girls’ star Beth Behrs cast in ‘The Neighborhood’

'2 Broke Girls' star Beth Behrs cast in 'The Neighborhood'

June 12 (UPI) — Former 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs will return to CBS in the new comedy series The Neighborhood.

She will star as a female lead opposite Max Greenfield (New Girl) and Cedric Kyles, better known as Cedric the Entertainer.

The Neighborhood plot centers around Dave (Greenfield), a friendly guy from the Midwest, who moves to a tough Los Angeles neighborhood where his extreme neighborliness is underappreciated.

Behrs will play Dave’s wife, Gemma, who accepts a teaching promotion in Pasadena near Los Angeles, prompting the move. Cedric the Entertainer, will star as Calvin, Dave’s neighbor.

Both Greenfield and Behrs are joining the series in a recasting after the pilot. Greenfield is taking over the role Josh Lawson played in the pilot and Behrs is taking over the role Dreama Walker played.

Other stars will include Sheaun McKinney, Tichina Arnold, Marcel Spears, and Hank Greenspan.

James Burrows, who directed the pilot, is the executive producer. Cedric the Entertainer will also executive produce, along with Eric Rhone through their A Bird And A Bear Entertainment. Jim Reynolds is a writer and executive producer.

Other executive producers are Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment, Dana Honor, and Wendi Trilling.

Behrs is best known for her role as Caroline Channing in 2 Broke Girls, a restaurant comedy about two waitresses struggling to make ends meet, which was canceled last year after six seasons.

She also starred in a Fox comedy pilot, Culture Clash, by executive producer Lee Daniels this year, but the pilot was not ordered to become a series.