'Munsters' Reboot Pilot Will Air as Halloween Special
Fate of the Series Remains In Serious Doubt
Published: 10/11/2012, Last Updated: 10/12/2012 04:00am
Bryan Fuller’s two-year struggle to bring a rebooted version of the quirky 1960s sitcom The Munsters to the screen will come to fruition this Halloween, but not in the way that Fuller may have wanted since the future of the series is hanging by a thread. NBC plans to air the pilot, which cost $10 million to produce, as a "Halloween Special" on Friday, October 26th at 8 pm (ET, PT) right before Grimm.
There is a chance that if critics and audiences love the pilot that the show could get a pick up, but then audience reaction to the pilot will have to been a lot better than that of NBC execs, who according to The Hollywood Reporter, found that the pilot "came in below the network’s expectations."
Fuller’s reboot, which is entitled 1313 Mockingbird Lane, stars Portia Del Rossi (see "Portia Del Rossi Will Play Lily Munster") and Jerry O’Connell (see "'Munsters' Reboot Finds Its Herman"). But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Fuller and Bryan Singer (X-Men), who directed the pilot, had very different opinions about the tone and style of the pilot, and after network execs viewed the pilot, word leaked out the show was being "buried" (see "'Munsters' Reboot May Be Buried"). NBC has temporarily exhumed the corpse of 1313 Mockingbird Lane for a Halloween week exhibition (primarily in an attempt to recoup some of the more than $10 million that the network has poured into the show). Will audiences be able to revive it?
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