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The Neighborhood: Max Greenfield To Replace Josh Lawson

There's a new kid in moving into The Neighborhood.

Max Greenfield, best known for his role as Schmidt on the Fox comedy series New Girl, has been tapped to join The NeighborhoodThe Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The actor will replace Josh Lawson on the newly ordered comedy show, which is housed at CBS, to play Dave, described as "the nicest guy in the Midwest who moves to L.A."

The Neighborhood, formerly titled Welcome to the Neighborhood, also stars Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin, Dreama Walker as Gemma, Tichina Arnold as Loretta, Sheaun McKinney as Malcolm, and Marcel Spears as Marty. The series hails from Big Bang Theory writer Jim Reynolds and centers around Greenfield's Dave, who packs his life up and heads to sunny California, where he realizes that not everyone is keen on his "extreme neighborliness."

Greenfield's casting in The Neighborhood marks his first series regular role after a seven-season turn on New Girl. The 37-year-old actor has also appeared as Ronnie on FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and had a three-episode role as Gabriel on American Horror Story: Hotel. Greenfield holds film credits in Hello, My Name Is Doris, The Big Short, Ice Age: Collision Course, Shot Caller, and The Glass Castle. He most recently starred as Chris Miller in A Futile and Stupid Gesture, the biopic about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney.