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Munsters Now Halloween Special

At least we'll get to see it

By Robert T. Trate     October 12, 2012
Source: Hollywood Reporter

It seems that The Munsters remake, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, will have one shot to impress television audiences. The doomed NBC reboot of the classic TV show (which ran from on CBS from 1964-66) will air its pilot on Halloween night. This is NBC’s one chance at turning the show into any type of series and a small attempt at getting back the 10 million dollars they spent on the show. 

The Hollywood Reporter had this to report: “Mockingbird Lane has endured a long, tortured history at NBC, and the network was considering whether to scrap the project altogether. The reboot was originally launched before current chairman Bob Greenblatt came on board in early 2011, but Greenblatt redeveloped it extensively. Yet Fuller and Singer are said to have had differing opinions about the style of the pilot, and the final version is said to have come in below the network's expectations. With Fuller now busy shooting NBC's 13-episode Hannibal series, he's not able to work on Mockingbird. So NBC has been considering all options to salvage the property”.

Mockingbird Lane will air Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. before Grimm (Oct. 31 is a Wednesday).

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DarthBob 10/12/2012 4:47:35 AM

Wow, $10 million!  The movies Moon and Memento together cost that much to make; the suits are really digging to the bottom of the barrel these days for "new" TV shows. It's amazing that anyone thought this was a good idea.  I'm sure it's a real train wreck.

Dazzler 10/12/2012 4:57:38 AM

I will give it a shot.

goirish83 10/12/2012 5:44:53 AM

Saw the pictures on Yahoo.............awful.  Who thought this was a good idea ??

Clif52 10/12/2012 5:48:22 AM

 How come Herman doesn't look like Herman and Grandpa doesn't look like Grandpa? That could be one of the problems. How do original viewers relate if they start changing the concept. In the photos I've seen Herman just looks like Jerry O'Connell.

vagabondster 10/12/2012 7:43:53 AM

 he has a bad neck scar, and I think the reboot was to be more realistic than realistic as a family of vampires and werewolves can be, I guess. I might watch to see what their take on it is, it could be interesting.

Kensai331 10/12/2012 8:54:38 AM

 Might be worth checking out. DVR material most likely. 

silversurfer 10/12/2012 9:59:55 AM

First Thing: They should've left the show named The Munsters.

Second: I think that they probably should've made it not campy, but instead made it more goth ala Addams Family (let's hope no one touches that)

Third: Make the Monsters look more like the classic monsters from the show? 

I hate to say it, but that show on MTV Teen Wolf is probably the way they should've gone with this one?

monkeyfoot 10/12/2012 10:37:10 AM

I won't speculate on what is right or wrong with it until I see it. But right or wrongness is really down to what the network wanted. They felt they didn't get what they were hoping for. I've liked what producer Bryan Fuller has done before so I will see for myself what he did.

Mythos 10/12/2012 10:42:02 AM

this was dumber then the idea to greenlight battleship as a aliens attack movie!

InnerSanctum 10/12/2012 11:45:06 AM

 $10 million?  Oh, come on...I could produce a stool sample that would make the network happy for that kind of money.  

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