The Munsters reboot coming to NBC

'The Munsters' Reboot In Works At NBC From Jill Kargman & Seth Meyers

In the end, NBC passed on the proposed reboot of The Munsters and the special was all it turned out to be.

NBC and studio Universal TV are working on a reboot of the beloved 1960s comedy, with Late Night host Seth Meyers and Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) as executive producers. But Herman wasn't the only monstrous entity in the household: Herman's wife, Lily (Yvonne DeCarlo), was a vampire, as was her father, Grandpa (Al Lewis); while Herman and Lily's son, Eddie (Butch Patrick), was a wolf-boy. Under Meyers and Kargman at NBC, the reboot will relocate from sunny Mockingbird Heights to "hipster Brooklyn" in NY. "Hailing from Universal TV, the project will be written and executive produced by Kargman, and produced by Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions" Meyers and Mike Shoemaker (The Awesomes).

The updated series will feature the family trying to stay true to themselves while living in the hipster haven of Brooklyn, a twist on the original's suburban California setting. Though it had a relatively short lifespan, The Munsters swept up a massive following in syndication.

NBC tried to reboot the show in 2012, airing an hourlong pilot from "American Gods" creator Bryan Fuller and starring Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, Eddie Izzard and Charity Wizard.

Welcome back to 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

Though reboots have become increasingly popular in the television scene as of late, NBC's success with reviving once-dormant series has been hit and miss. The new series is aiming to launch sometime next season. NBC also pulled the plug on a planned reboot of Coach. Hopefully the same can be said The Munsters down the line.

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