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'Munsters' reboot in the works at NBC

The Munsters: NBC Developing (Another) Reboot with Seth Meyers NBC to Resurrect “The Munsters”
Theodore Harris | 12 August, 2017, 00:24

Jill Kargman is going from being an Odd Mom Out to helping to craft the upcoming The Munsters reboot - and she's getting a little help from Seth Meyers.

It will keep the half-hour sitcom format of the original which aired from '64 to '66, but the action is taking place not in Mockingbird Heights, California, but the hippest of hipster Brooklyn. The original ran from 1964-66 on CBS.

The newest edition of The Munsters will head back to its comedy roots, bringing the quirky family, loosely based off the old Universal Monsters, to the outer boroughs of NYC, where, THR reports, they'll be "struggling to fit in in hipster Brooklyn".

It starred Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein's monster Herman Munster, Yvonne de Carlo as mother and bride of Frankenstein Lily Munster, Al Lewis played the Dracula-esque vampire grandpa, Butch Patrick as werewolf son Eddie Munster and Beverly Owen as teenage niece Marilyn. Under Meyers and Kargman at NBC, the reboot will relocate from sunny Mockingbird Heights to "hipster Brooklyn" in NY.

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Kargman will write the script and will executive produce with Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions' Meyers and Mike Shoemaker. Meyers, who has a producing deal there, came on board.

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 first revival attempt of "The Munsters" was made back in 2012 under the guise of "Mockingbird Lane", and with similar characters, but after the pilot aired on Halloween, the show didn't get picked up by the networks. AT the time (January 2013), NBC chief executive Robert Greenblatt said: "I won't say we won't do another version of The Munsters again".

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