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‘The Munsters’ reboot in the works at NBC

NBC is trying to reboot among the very popular, and eccentric, 1960s sitcoms with the help of a serious star power. The Munsters, that originally aired on CBS, is reportedly coming back with the help of Odd Mother Out creator Jill Kargman and NBC late-night host Seth Meyers.

According to Deadline, the classic sitcom, that featured a loving family which happened to all be monsters, will undergo a few significant changes in order to upgrade it to your modern moment. Most notably, their famous address, 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Mockingbird Heights, will be ditched for the more comfortable setting of Brooklyn, New York. The show will reportedly see the cavalcade of horrors browsing the city trying to match with the ever-growing hipster audience. Kargman will write the script and executive produce it using Meyers production firm for Generic TV.

As TheWrap notes, this isnt the first time that NBC has taken a stab at rebooting The Munsters. The system paid a hefty cost of around $10 million to make a pilot for “Mockingbird Lane” that ended up operating as a Halloween special in 2012. The reboot had many big names behind it, such as author Bryan Fuller, director Bryan Singer, actor/comedian Eddie Izzard, Jerry OConnell, Portia de Rossi and Charity Wakefield.

Ultimately, NBC passed on bringing the reboot into show.

A previous reboot, titled “The Munsters Now,” conducted in syndication from 1988 to 1991.

“We simply decided that it did not hold together well enough to give a series,” NBC Chief Bob Greenblatt said at the moment. “It looked beautiful and creative and original, but it just all ultimately did not arrive together…, it simply didn’t finally creatively all work.”  

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