NBC May Give "The Munsters" Reboot Another Chance

NBC May Give "The Munsters" Reboot Another Chance

NBC may have officially killed off Bryan Fuller's Munsters-based series, Mockingbird Lane, late last month, but, reportedly, the network hasn't given up on another reboot of the classic sitcom. According to Deadline, NBC boss Bob Greenblatt expressed his interest in another series at the network's executive session in the TCAs. "I won’t say we won’t do another version of The Muensters again," he said. 

Greenblatt also went on to explain why they turned down Fuller's Mockingbird Lane, after financing a $10 million pilot for the series "We just decided that it didn’t hold together well enough to yield a series," he said. "It looked beautiful and original and creative, but it just all ultimately didn’t come together…it just didn’t ultimately creatively all work."

The pilot, which was already shot and produced by the time the series was canceled, ultimately ended up airing as a hour-long special on Halloween and actually did debut to decent ratings.

"We felt great about that cast," Greenblatt continued of the show, which starred Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, Eddie Izzard, and Charity Wakefield. "But we tried to make it not just a sitcom. We tried to make it an hour, which ultimately has more dramatic weight than a half-hour. It’s hard to calibrate how much weirdness vs. supernatural vs. family story. I just think we didn’t get the mix right."

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[via Deadline]

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