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The Munsters: NBC’s Mockingbird Lane is Dead But May Try Another Reboot

Munsters rebootThough NBC passed on ordering Mockingbird Lane to series, NBC isn’t necessarily giving up on launching a reboot of The Munsters. At the current TCA press tour, NBC chief Bob Greenblatt said, “I won’t say we won’t do another version of The Munsters again.”

He continued, “We just decided that it didn’t hold together well enough to yield a series… 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 Mockingbird Lane pilot featured Jerry O’Connell (Herman Munster), Portia de Rossi (wife Lily), Eddie Izzard (Grandpa), Charity Wakefield (cousin Marilyn), and Mason Cook (Eddie).

Greenblatt concluded, “We felt great about that cast 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 versus supernatural versus family story. I just think we didn’t get the mix right.”

What do you think? Did you like Mockingbird Lane? Are you hoping that NBC tries again or just lets this idea die?

 

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Rosmarbra January 24, 2013 at 2:51 am

I would ONLY watch it again if they brought back Mr. Izzard as Grandpa. He was the most interesting of it all to watch. Second most interesting was the werewolf puberty storyline…liked the metaphor on that.

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Michelle January 13, 2013 at 1:19 am

Absolutely loved the show, loved Jerry O Connell’s character, would definitely watch in the future, HOPING they bring it back!!!

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Chris January 8, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Didn’t care for it one bit. Stopped watching the episode when Jerry had to have his mechanical heart repaired right on the steps in front of the house. Too stupid to be interesting, not at all like the original Munsters. They shouldn’t waste any more money on this one.

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Tonya January 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Loved the show, would defiantly watch this show when it returns. Please come back.

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