Picks and Pans Review: There Goes the Neighborhood

updated 08/31/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/31/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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Prediction: In the near future, every American will have agreed to become a reality-show guinea pig in exchange for a shot at a lucrative prize. Here, eight Atlanta families are cut off from the world by a 20-ft.-tall fence and thrown into competition for $250,000. It's like Everybody Loves Raymond meets Survivor. At least Neighborhood is livelier than the new reality show opposite it on ABC, Shark Tank, an exercise in entrepreneurial fulfillment with all the palpable thrill of Monopoly money.

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