In 2012, NBC announced that it was bringing back The Munsters for a single Halloween special called Mockingbird Lane. While it didn’t turn into a series it seems our favorite black-and-white, quirky family may be getting another chance. It’s official guys, NBC is eyeballing another The Munsters reboot.
If you are new to this planet, The Munsters was an adorable sitcom in the 1960’s about a monster family that is just trying to fit in while living in suburban California. They lived in the most perfect creepy house and were a mixed bag of loveable creatures. Mom and Grandpa were vampires, Dad was Frankenstein’s monster and when those get together, the child is obviously werewolf….obviously.
We can’t forget Marilyn, the “ugly” niece. With her blonde hair and her…normalcy *crosses oneself* she just didn’t fit in but they loved her just the same. It was and remains one of my favorite shows, even more than the Addams Family and it seems it’s getting a new makeover.
According to Deadline, the reboot will be a half hour, single camera sitcom and instead of our sweet monsters living in suburban California, they will be trying to fit in with the hipster crowd of Brooklyn. It will be written by Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) and produced Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker.
While the thought of another creepy television show makes me get ugly excited, I’m very skeptical about this. This show is beloved to many and sometimes you just leave well enough alone. But as much as I bitch, I can guarantee I will be tuning in on premier night, excited and expecting the world. I am hoping for the best but it just won’t be the same without Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick, Al Lewis and Pat Priest.
I can tell you one thing…if there’s not a Dragula anywhere in The Munsters reboot, I’m going to throw a damn fit.
Love The Munsters? We do too, so watch them invade the 1964 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade!