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It’s Official! NBC Bringing Back The Munsters

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Deadline

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http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/its-official-nbc-picks-up-bryan-fullers-reboot-of-the-munsters-to-pilot/

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The time for talking is over. We’ve been following the proposed reboot of “The Munsters” for a while now, and today the once proud as a peacock network has made it official. We know, you’re bursting with excitement, right?

According to Deadline less than two weeks after receiving Bryan Fuller’s script for “The Munsters”, NBC has given a pilot order to the “Pushing Daisies” creator’s reboot of the 1960s comedy.

Universal Television is producing the project, described as an imaginative reinvention of “The Munsters” as a visually spectacular one-hour drama. Fuller originally developed “The Munsters” last season and his was one of very few scripts new NBC chief Bob Greenblatt kept in play when he took over the network in January.

Word is that the network envisions the new “Munsters” as a potential summer or event series. Like Fuller’s previous series, “Pushing Daisies”, the project features striking visuals mixed with all the classic “Munsters” archetypes. Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily’s niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily and Herman’s only child, Eddie, has his werewolf tendencies surface in puberty, forcing the family to relocate to their famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.

More as it comes.

It's Official! NBC Bringing Back The Munsters

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • MagusMaleficus

    Even if this turns out to be good–and I highly doubt that–it has a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving on network TV.