1960s Sitcom About a Family of Monsters — Ah, But Which One? — Being Developed for Network Reboot

Aug 11, 2011  •  Post A Comment

It has to be either “The Addams Family” or “The Munsters,” right? TV Guide reports that the creator of ABC’s fanciful comedy "Pushing Daisies," Bryan Fuller, is actively developing a remake of a 1960s sitcom about a family of monsters for NBC.

it’s “The Munsters,” and Fuller — whose credits also include “Heroes” and “Dead Like Me” — first tried to get the project going last year, before NBC — pre-Comcast takeover — eventually lost interest. Now Fuller has received encouragement from NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt, and the project looks as though it might happen this time.

Fuller’s idea is to go beyond the situation comedy. His "Munsters" would be an hour long and would have an edge to it, but would bring back all the familiar characters — including Herman, Lily, Grandpa and the inexplicably “normal” Marilyn — while also exploring their back stories.

The original "Munsters" ran from 1964-66 on CBS, producing 70 episodes. It was also turned into a feature in 1966 called "Munster, Go Home,” and inspired a number of TV movies and a 1980s syndicated revival.

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  1. An hour will be too long for the Munsters.
    I hope at least it’s done with good actors and not like that awful 1980’s remake.

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