TV News: NBC Officially Resurrecting THE MUNSTERS

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 17 November 2011

TV News

We covered this potential reboot way back in August, but now it's official - THE MUNSTERS are heading back to our TV screens.

Showrunner Bryan Fuller (creator of PUSHING DAISIES, DEAD LIKE ME) has been given the greenlight to shoot the Pilot for his reboot, which has previously been described as a 'darker, edgier, hour-long' version of the beloved 1960's sitcom.

Now it's worth noting that as of now NBC have only committed to a Pilot, meaning if Fuller drops the ball during production and fails to deliver on the buzz of his teleplay, then the series could go the way of the WONDER WOMAN and never see the light of day. Which we guess could be a preferable outcome to many of you reading now!

One undeniably good thing about all this has to be the fact that Fuller was also developing that dubious Hannibal Lecter series we warned you about last week (read about it here), and should THE MUNSTERS go to series at least we'll be spared that. For now.

Excited to see Fuller's take on the property? Or should it stay dead and buried? Share your thoughts with fellow readers in the Comments below or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag


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0 #4 jim 2011-11-17 23:19
Don't mess with icons - simple rule that is apparently impossible for the mouth breathers making films / TV to absorb and understand.
Is there some E Petition that I missed or something signed by millions of people who are simply unable to carry on living unless THE MUNSTERS is remade? Where do they get these ideas from? Is there a dart board in their office that they blindly throw darts at to choose which worn out, pointless crap to 'reboot'?
Hey here's an idea TV execs, I have an old Atari 2600 in my parents attic, it's old, broken, no one cares about it and no one ever will - can you pop round, spend millions on it and 'reboot' it for me? I guarantee a better long term return on your investment, and I will pay you the grand total of nothing.
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0 #3 Robin Pierce 2011-11-17 17:55
Quoting Martin Unsworth:
Quoting Robin Pierce:
....or Sgt Bilko without Phil Silvers.

As we found out with the awful Steve Martin film!


I'd successfully wiped that from my mind. I've never actually SEEN it, mind. Every time it comes near, my spider sense tingles and I scamper away in the opposite direction. I will go to my grave having not seen that film, this I swear.
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+1 #2 Martin Unsworth 2011-11-17 15:23
Quoting Robin Pierce:
....or Sgt Bilko without Phil Silvers.

As we found out with the awful Steve Martin film!
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+1 #1 Robin Pierce 2011-11-17 09:46
No - seriously? Did nobody learn from the abortive "Munsters Today" that this is a show that can't really be recast and redone? Don't they understand that the unique comedic timing of Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis was the vital element in the show's success? It's like re-doing I Love Lucy without Lucille Ball or Sgt Bilko without Phil Silvers.
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