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First Look: NBC's 'Munsters' Reboot 'Mockingbird Lane'

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by cj9788, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. cj9788

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    http://tv.yahoo.com/photos/first-look-nbc-s-munsters-reboot-mockingbird-lane-slideshow/

    "These aren’t your daddy’s “Munsters.” We told you a few months back that NBC was reviving the classic 1960s sitcom about a family of horror-movie monsters and turning it into a dark drama called “Mockingbird Lane.” But in the wake of creative differences between the network and creator Bryan Fuller, NBC has decided to scrap the series and turn the $10 million pilot into a stand-alone Halloween special, airing October 26 at 8 PM."

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  2. mreposter

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    Hmmmm, I'd heard that they were going to air the pilot on the 26th, but I hadn't heard that they were scrapping the series. The version I'd read was that they were moving up the first episode/pilot and launching the series mid-season. But it sounds like things with the series aren't going well.

    There are more pix from the show at TVLine.
     
  3. cj9788

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    Love Bryan Fuller as a producer, he has a very distinctive style that for some reason just does not click with the networks. Hopefully the show will do well in the ratings and those creative differences can be put aside.....
     
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    The pilot is already in the can and will be aired as a Halloween special. The series was never ordered because of creative differences. In the picture of the cast you can really see Bryan Fullers style from the set design to the wardrobe.

    At least we get to see the pilot even though they scrapped the series.
     
  6. The Merg

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    Well, maybe the show will do well enough that NBC will change its mind. I do like Portia de Rossi, Jerry O'Connell and Eddie Izzard.

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  7. elaclair

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    My biggest issue is with the "humanizing" of the characters. I like Jerry O'Connell, but the way they have him made up, he's closer to a Gomez Addams than a Herman Munster....
     
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  9. Davenlr

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    Same reaction I got looking at the posted preview pictures. No "munster" enough...
     
  10. Carl Spock

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    Why do I know this will totally suck?
     
  11. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Takes mo' than makeup to make a character.
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    It totally will. That is unless they are not in costume in that pic. The Munsters are monsters! Not Boy Scouts and "Housewives"...

    With the exceptions of Hawaii 5-0 and The A-Team Hollywood hasn't been able to get remakes right. They seem to be out to destroy them.
     
  13. Carl Spock

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    Ironically, I'd argue another reboot that worked well were the two Addams Family movies. Both were excellent. The Munsters looked like a cheap knock-off of the Addams Family back in the 1960s and will again in 2012.
     
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    A short teaser:

    [youtubehd]gDmHcG8vq6Q[/youtubehd]
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    True, I forgot about those.
     
  16. BubblePuppy

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    But The Munsters had the coolest cars.
     
  17. mreposter

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    Maybe NBC is holding out more hope for Fuller's Hannibal series, based on the early years of Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs fame.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Yeah...they sure did.

    The original series would be a tough act to follow as a series. Success tends to be all about the right casting and characters. They got it right the first time...so any followup is inevitably going to be a challenge.

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  19. The Merg

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    Well, just saw a preview for the show the other night. No indication that it will be a series, as expected.


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  20. hdtvfan0001

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    You're right...only one show at this time. They may use the ratings as a test case to determine any potential for a future series. I doubt it will be more than a 1-show deal.
     

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