The Munsters


Last October, Mockingbird Lane was dumped. The show aired as a Friday night Halloween special with a lack of promotion, three unfinished scenes, and a time slot set up for failure. Nonetheless, the modern update of CBS’s The Munsters raked in 5.6 million viewers that night. That’s a sizable audience for a Friday night one-off program.  Ultimately, NBC concluded not to pickup the show for a full season order, but while speaking with writer/producer Bryan Fuller, he said the network might not be done with the creepy family from 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Here’s what Fuller had to say about how the show fit his interests, where the first season would’ve gone, and why we might see more from that side of the street:


The Munsters are Coming Back

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that sometimes leads with television news. You know, for the kids. Wait, so the guy who brought the world Pushing Daisies will be doing a modern reboot of The Munsters for NBC? That’s actually not a bad idea. In fact, it could be a lot of fun. Dear NBC, find the person who made this decision — because I know they weren’t the same asshole who pulled Community from the midseason line-up — and promote them to sole decision maker person at NBC. That is what is required of you if you’re going to stave off the loss of my love. That, and more Parks and Rec, please.


It should also be illegal for anyone to take iconic television characters from the 1960s and use them in a Christmas-themed movie in the mid 90s.

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