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tv Munsters Reboot 'Mockingbird Lane' will air October 26th

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Deadline hears that NBC is leaning toward passing on the Mockingbird Lane pilot with the caveat that no final decision has been made yet. Rather than cling to that small glimmer of hope, I will shift my Fuller love to the Hannibal Lecter prequel series Hannibal, which already has a 13-episode order for midseason on NBC.

Mockingbird Lane has been kicking around NBC since the 2010-11 development season. Bryan Singer directed the pilot, led by Jerry O?Connell, Portia de Rossi, and Eddie Izzard. Deadline suggests the hourlong pilot was ?lauded for its visual style,? but never quite came together.

http://collider.com/nbc-passes-mockingbird-lane-munsters/199400/

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As a Munsters fan, I want to see pictures from the pilot and wouldn't mind seeing the pilot itself... but don't want this on the air.

EDIT: Oh! There is a picture here. That looks dumb... they weren't even "monsters" ... I don't get it.

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so glad this never took off. either that or Fox will pick it up

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NO MORE REBOOTS

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Good, there is absolutely no way they could ever do it justice. You can't replace the original cast and it would be terrible in color (even the color pilot was bad). The original show was wonderful, it should be left alone. In fact they already did an 80s remake called The Munsters Today...it sucked.

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As a Munsters fan, I want to see pictures from the pilot and wouldn't mind seeing the pilot itself... but don't want this on the air.

EDIT: Oh! There is a picture here. That looks dumb... they weren't even "monsters" ... I don't get it.

I'm guessing that's why they changed the show's name to Mockingbird Lane.

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So NBC can make a good decision every once in a while.

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NBC STIRS UP CREEPY CAULDRON FOR HALLOWEEN WITH A FRIGHT NIGHT FEATURING ONE-HOUR PILOT OF ?MOCKINGBIRD LANE? LEADING INTO HAUNTING EPISODE OF ?GRIMM? ON OCTOBER 26

?MOCKINGBIRD LANE? RISES FROM CREATIVE TEAM OF BRYAN FULLER AND BRYAN SINGER

SPECIAL ?GRIMM? EPISODE ALSO TO AIR ON TELEMUNDO AND mun2

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. ? October 11, 2012 ? As Halloween nears, NBC turns Friday, October 26 into Fright Night when it premieres the pilot of the much-anticipated ?Mockingbird Lane? (8-9 p.m. ET) -- based on executive producer Bryan Fuller?s (?Pushing Daisies,? ?Heroes?) script and directed by executive producer Bryan Singer (?X-Men? film series, ?House?). The special program leads into a haunting ?La Llorona? Halloween episode of ?Grimm? (9-10 p.m. ET), which will also enjoy special airings on NBCUniversal?s Telemundo and mun2.

?Mockingbird Lane? is a new reimagined version of the classic 1960s comedy ?The Munsters,? now as a visually spectacular one-hour drama with a darker edge and tone. The cast includes Jerry O?Connell (?The Defenders?) as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi (?Arrested Development?) as his wife Lily, Eddie Izzard (?United States of Tara,? ?The Riches?) as Grandpa, Mason Cook (?Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D?) as Eddie and Charity Wakefield (?The Raven?) as Marilyn.

?This exciting new take on a memorable series will definitely blow out conventional wisdom and create its own legacy,? said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. ?Teaming this new show with a terrifying episode of ?Grimm? makes the perfect pre-Halloween fright-fest.?

In the original 1964-66 series ?The Munsters,? the odd but lovable family lived on 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

In ?Mockingbird Lane,? sweet little Eddie Munster (Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty. Truth is, he?s about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places -- as in all over his body -- every time the moon is full! Eddie?s got it pretty good though. His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom Lily (de Rossi), the daughter of Dracula; his dad Herman (O?Connell), who brings new meaning to ?Frankenstein?; and Grandpa (Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren?t actually Dracula! Of course then there?s creepy cousin Marilyn (Wakefield), who?s really the odd one because she?s so completely normal.

Buying a house these days is a nightmare, so Herman and Lily are shocked that no one scooped up the rambling Victorian mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane that was the site of a series of grisly hobo murders. Settling into their new place, they?re quickly onto the mission at hand: to gently ease Eddie into the reality of his werewolf adolescence. But it?s not always so easy to accept that your child is a little ?different? from the rest of the kids. Meanwhile, Herman, who works as a funeral director, is suffering from a heart condition. Since he?s made up mostly of spare parts, he knew his makeshift heart would eventually give out. No worries though, because Grandpa, who is pretty good at procuring body parts, is on the case. All Herman cares about is finding a new heart with the same capacity to love Lily as much as he has for so many decades.

?Mockingbird Lane? is from Bad Hat Harry Productions and Universal Television. Executive producers include Fuller, Singer and Sara Colleton (?Dexter?). Singer also directed the pilot.

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I doubt I watch it.

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wow... I cant even believe this was even considered. That picture must be a joke... Herman is not a frankenstein? Grampa is not a vampire? I forget what the wife's name was... and I think eddie was also a vampire? If I have nothing to do on the 26th Ill watch just to see how much they were able to butcher this "reboot"

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As a Munster's fan I have to watch... I see Herman's neck effects now. At least that's something. We'll see how it goes. Worst case scenario: Portia still looks good.

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Really admire Eddie Izzard and I don't understand why he didn't run a mile from this.

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It looks great, has a great cast and will certainly be cancelled after 1 season, 2 season tops, like all shows written by Bryan Fuller. He shares the Joss Whedon post-Buffy curse (Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal). Dead Like Me is one of my favorite shows ever, it's a shame it only last 2 short seasons.

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It looks great, has a great cast and will certainly be cancelled after 1 season, 2 season tops, like all shows written by Bryan Fuller. He shares the Joss Whedon post-Buffy curse (Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal). Dead Like Me is one of my favorite shows ever, it's a shame it only last 2 short seasons.

not been given a season order yet, this was just a one off really but who knows the ratings were decent

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not been given a season order yet, this was just a one off really but who knows the ratings were decent

Eddie Izzard looks great as Dracula. The series as a whole is the same concept of The Riches. where he also starred, but replacing crooks with monsters.

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Eddie Izzard looks great as Dracula. The series as a whole is the same concept of The Riches. where he also starred, but replacing crooks with monsters.

yeah I liked the Riches

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I enjoyed it. Eddie Izzard stole the show, of course. I hope it gets picked up. It has just a certain element that I don't have anywhere else to go for. (I miss Pushing Daisies)

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I didn't like it at all. Laughed once or twice at Izzard, but as a Munsters reimagination I thought it was pretty awful.

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