The Munsters Not Entirely Dead at NBC


When it comes to The Munsters, NBC execs know this: What Bryan Fuller did to recreate TV’s beloved gang of misfits did not work for them.  

The network hired Fuller do an update of the monstrous family.  He turned in a pilot called Mockingbird Lane, however, NBC opted not to run with a series based on that pilot.  Instead, they aired it as a Halloween special.  

That doesn’t mean The Munsters is entirely dead at NBC, however.

Deadline spoke with NBC head Bob Greenblatt about Mockingbird Lane and he explained, “We just decided that it didn’t hold together well enough to yield a series.  t looked beautiful and original and creative, but it just all ultimately didn’t come together…it just didn’t ultimately creatively all work.”

He added, “I won’t say we won’t do another version of The Munsters again.”  

So, it’s back to the drawing board, but I don’t suspect we’ll be seeing anything new for quite a while.

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