In August 2015, his new series Gourmet Detective premiered on Hallmark Channel.
In 2013, Neal landed the lead role opposite Andie MacDowell in the Hallmark Channel's Cedar Cove is based on the series of books by the same name, written by Debbie Macomber.
Neal is a well-recognized face on television having had series regular roles in eight American television series, including Aaron Spelling’s Pacific Palisades, Hyperion Bay and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. He also starred in the Canadian thriller series, Blood Ties. He has had many major recurring roles including his five-year stint on Dawson’s Creek playing Pacey’s brother, Doug Witter and recurring as Dr. Ivo in the CW's breakout TV series Arrow. Recently he had a lead role opposite Val Kilmer in the Paramount Pictures thriller, The Traveler and a supporting role in the Universal feature Fifty Shades of Grey.