Sorry, Munsters fans. NBC has officially decided to pass on the planned reboot Mockingbird Lane, according to creator Bryan Fuller.
Portia de Rossi and Mason Cook
NBC's Mockingbird Lane enjoyed a respectable premiere Friday night. The expensive pilot-turned-Halloween special was watched by 5.44 million viewers and earned a 1.5 in the key adults 18-to-49 demographic. Unfortunately, Kitchen Nightmares' premiere only earned a 0.9, down from last season's premiere (1.6).
Jerry O'Connell, Mason Cook and Portia de Rossi
While Tim Burton was busy remaking Dark Shadows on the big screen this year — and what a disappointment that turned out to be — another '60s cult item, the horror parody The Munsters, was getting a lavish reboot from Burton's TV counterpart Bryan Fuller, whose Pushing Daisies remains a fantastical benchmark of blending the whimsical and the macabre into a dazzling visual smorgasbord.
The result, reported to have cost NBC in the neighborhood of $10 million, is one of the weirdest hybrids of the comical and eerie in quite some time...