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'Munsters' remake pilot ordered by NBC

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by frederic1943, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. frederic1943

    frederic1943 Icon

    Dec 1, 2006
    TV’s original American horror story is taking another step toward returning to primetime: NBC has ordered a pilot of Bryan Fuller’s remake of the classic TV show The Munsters.

    The new version of the half-hour sitcom is bring re-imagined by the Pushing Daises creator as an hour-long series exploring how the monster house came about, and will have a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original.

  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    I was not a huge fan of the original.
  3. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    NBC is buying scripts and/or pilots for anything and everything. Think of a twist on a old TV show, and you too may be able to make a few bucks.
  4. cj9788

    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

    May 14, 2003
    I will watch it because of Bryan Fuller his Pushing Up Dasies and Dead Like Me were great shows that died too soon. I would like to see what kind of quirky take Fuller will bring to The Munsters.
  5. balboadave

    balboadave Legend

    Mar 3, 2010
    Bryan Fuller was also responsible for Heroes when it was still good, and the brilliant but underrated Wonderfalls. The Munsters was a weak answer to the popularity of The Addams Family when it came out, but it had its charm. But in Bryan Fuller's hands, the re-imagining should be very good. The drawback is it's not likely to appeal to a wide audience, so we'll be lucky to get a full season. I'll still watch every episode that airs though.
  6. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Well, that can't be good.

    Why do they insist on ruining everything?
  7. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Agreed, there isn't a single thing about this project that bodes well.
  8. gilviv

    gilviv Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    Miami, FL. USA
    It's a TV classic, leave it alone, campy worked at the time.
  9. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    nor was I fan of the late 80's remake, "Munsters Today"
  10. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    It appears the TV industry has given up on creativity and prefers resurrecting shows from the past.
  11. jdh8668

    jdh8668 Legend

    Nov 7, 2007
    And the movie industry is the same way. It's just laziness!:nono:
  12. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Not sure if it is laziness.... or risk/reward.

    Lately it seems when you try to make something new, creative, and out of the box...
    It get's canceled after two or three shows, and has no time to adjust and gain legs.

    Remakes, it get the burst of activity up front, that can carry it long enough to that second set of 4 episodes where they can make adjustments.

    Take Knight Rider for example.... sucked for the first 4 or so shows, got a little bit better. Went on hiatus, they overhauled it basically bringing back the original formula... was canceled, but aired the handfull of new episodes and was REALLY good... but the cancilation was already dead....

    Stargate SG-U... same thing.

    Show have NO CHANCE now adays, if they don't bring in high ratings in the first 4 episodes (if not the first two). And with all the reality fluff filler crap out there right now... it is an easy trigger to pull for these networks.
  13. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    As for the OP/Topic...

    Let's see... let's take away what made the Munsters... the Munsters (The sappy/comedy/campy aspects).... and what do you get?

    A show with the names of characters, and that is it....
    As the GREEN faces are going to look horrible.

    If they really want to ge cute... do it in HD B/W... now that would be something to see and at least check out.
  14. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Although I liked Munsters, Go Home! which was the Munsters movie, because you finally saw the characters in color.
  15. webby_s

    webby_s Hall Of Fame

    Jan 11, 2008
    I will try it for sure but three letters will screw it up: NBC. Because of that, it will fail and I won't give it much thought. But I liked the original and will give it a shot. I want to see NBC succeed, I do, but with all there cancelizations and dropping good shows, I haven't given NBC a shot for at least 2 years now. So why should I start, :grin:
  16. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I'm with you! Take a sappy/comedy/campy show and take those things away and it isn't that show anymore and most likely will suck!
  17. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    And ruining them in the process...
  18. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
  19. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    No, two words, as cj9788 and balboadave said: Bryan Fuller. I'd watch even if he were remaking a used-car commercial.
  20. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Oh, dear. What else can I say.

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