Mockingbird Lane: Smell Ya Later, Munsters

by Ethan Alter October 26, 2012 9:05 pm
<i>Mockingbird Lane</i>: Smell Ya Later, Munsters

What do you when you've got a lavishly-produced pilot for a reboot of The Munsters that you've decided against taking to series? Well, if you're NBC, you burn it off on the Friday before Halloween, billing it as a one-night-only special event. And while Mockingbird Lane's mastermind Bryan Fuller still seems to think it could still earn a place on the primetime line-up, we're pretty sure this is the last we'll ever see of the new Munster clan, populated by Eddie Izaard as the vampish Grandpa, Jerry O'Connell as man-made monster Herman, Portia de Rossi as his wife and bloodsucker Lily, Mason Cook as the wolfish Eddie Munster and Charity Wakefield as the sole normal family member, Marilyn. Having now seen what Fuller's take on this unlikely project was, here are three reasons why we'd like to see Mockingbird Lane become an ongoing series... and three reasons why we wouldn't.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 28, 2012

by Ethan Alter December 28, 2012 4:04 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, December 28, 2012

Unlike Grandpa Munster, NBC has quit playing games with Bryan Fuller's heart.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 11, 2012

by Rachel Stein October 11, 2012 4:07 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Attack of the ten million dollar pilot!

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

by Ethan Alter March 20, 2012 4:05 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Move over Al Lewis, there's a new Grandpa Munster in town.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 2, 2012

by Rachel Stein February 2, 2012 3:28 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 2, 2012

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so that means we have to sit through more seasons of stale reality cooking shows.

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