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That One Time “The Munsters” Gave Us an Animated Special

That One Time “The Munsters” Gave Us an Animated Special
Once upon a time, in the golden year of 1973, “The Munsters” evolved for a split-second into cartoon form, and then disappeared into the seventh layer of animated Hell. Or maybe it was chucked into Spot’s lair under the stairs of 1313 Mockingbird Lane. That damn Dragon ate everything from cars to trash can lids. […]
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The Munsters TV reboot in development at NBC

The Munsters are set to make their return to the small screen, with Variety reporting that Seth Meyers is set to executive produce a reboot of the classic comedy series, which has Jill Kargman (Odd Man Out) penning the script.

Inspired by the original series – which starred Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein’s monster father figure Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Bride of Frankenstein Lily Munster, Al Lewis as vampire Grandpa Munster, Butch Patrick as werewolf son Eddie Munster and Beverly Owen/Pat Priest as normal teenage niece Marilyn – the new take “will follow an offbeat family determined to stay true to themselves struggles to fit in in hipster Brooklyn.”

The Munsters ran for two seasons between 1964 and 1966 before being cancelled due to low ratings; however, it subsequently enjoyed great success in syndication and spawned several spinoff movies and a sequel series The Munsters Today, which aired between 1988 and 1991. In
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Was Nashville Gesture Meaningless? Is World of Dance Judge to Blame? TV's Best Wardrobe? And Many More Qs!

Was Nashville Gesture Meaningless? Is World of Dance Judge to Blame? TV's Best Wardrobe? And Many More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including American Ninja Warrior, Animal Kingdom, The Carmichael Show and Nashville!

1 | Is Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later‘s nuclear-themed subplot hitting a little too close to home?

2 | On Orphan Black, why didn’t little Helena’s bleached/damaged hair eventually grow out in its natural color?

RelatedOrphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany Reviews Her Clone Journey, Talks Bloody Goodbye and ‘Different’ Finale

3 | After the way Insecure’s Lawrence treated Tasha, we
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The Munsters in Hipster Brooklyn? Get the Latest on All the TV Reboots and Revivals in the Works

The Munsters in Hipster Brooklyn? Get the Latest on All the TV Reboots and Revivals in the Works
Another day, more TV revival news. This time it's The Munsters, the classic 1960s sitcom that NBC already attempted to revive with Mockingbird Lane back in 2012. Now, according to Deadline, Odd Mom Out creator and star Jill Kragman is taking a stab at bringing Herman, Lily, Eddie, Grandpa and Lily Munster back to television for the Peacock network. Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker are also on board as executive producers. The twist? This version will find the Munster family attempting to fit in with the hipsters of Brooklyn, no a Californian suburb. Bryan Fuller attempted to bring The Munsters back to TV with the hour-long drama Mockingbird Lane. Jerry O'Connell starred as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as...
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Seth Meyers to reboot 60’s comedy classic The Munsters

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyer’s production company, Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, have begun development on a reboot of the 60’s classic comedy TV series The Munsters.

The show, which is being developed for Universal TV and NBC, is said to be following the same format as the original show with thirty-minute episodes and will focus on the Munster family trying to stay true to themselves while living in the hipster haven of Brooklyn.

Originally airing in 1964, the series only last two years with only seventy episodes under its belt before being dropped due to low ratings after the premiere of Batman. It followed a family of friendly, quirky monsters and was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era.

All the costumes and the characters, except one, were based on the classic films from Universal Studios between the 30’s and 40’s.
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The Classic 1960s Series The Munsters is Getting a Reboot at NBC

The classic 1960s monster comedy series The Munsters is making a comeback! NBC is rebooting the series which will be developed by Seth Meyers (SNL) and Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out).

The series will follow an "offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn." That family will consist of monster-like characters. In the original series the family resided at the famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane, which was a fictional address in the fictional city of Mockingbird Heights.

I don't know if you remember or not, but this isn't the first time NBC attempted to reboot the series. Several years ago Bryan Fuller (American Gods) tried to develop it as a series called Mockingbird Lane. Jerry O’Connell was cast as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi would play his wife Lily, Eddie Izzard was cast as Grandpa and Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn.
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The Munsters: NBC Developing (Another) Reboot with Seth Meyers

NBC is giving The Munsters another go. Deadline reports the network is developing another reboot of the classic TV show.In 2012, NBC ordered a remake of the '60s sitcom from Bryan Fuller called Mockingbird Lane. However, the show was never picked up. The original series followed a family of monsters and starred Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, and Pat Priest. The show ran on CBS from 1964 to 1966.Read More…
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The Munsters is being rebooted again

Tony Sokol Aug 11, 2017

A newly-rebooted series of The Munsters will see the offbeat family become fish out water in hipster Brooklyn...

Another '60s TV classic sit-com is being resuscitated, and this time the main character has knobs on the side of his neck for easy jump-starts. Yep, NBC is rebooting the classic sitcom The Munsters. The series will be executive produced by Late Night host Seth Meyers, and the script for the pilot is being written by Odd Mom Out creator and star Jill Kargman.

The planned series will be a half-hour, single-camera sitcom. According to the logline (via Deadline), The Munsters “follows members of an offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn.”

The Munsters satirised wholesome 1950s family comedies by casting classic movie monsters like vampires, Frankenstein monsters and wolfmen. It reteamed Fred Gwynne, who played 151-year-old laboratory creation Herman Munster,
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New The Munsters TV Series in Development at NBC

One of television's most iconic, frighteningly fun families are looking to return to the small screen, albeit in a new setting.

Deadline reports that a reboot of the 1960s TV series The Munsters is in the works at NBC from a script by Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out), who will executive produce with Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker.

Casting details are not yet known, but the new series is expected to be in a half-hour format with a single-camera approach. Also, instead of taking place in the California suburb of Mockingbird Heights, the new series would see the Munsters trying to blend in among their human counterparts in Brooklyn.

Back in 2012, NBC aired a one-hour (with commercials) Munsters Halloween special titled Mockingbird Lane. Developed by Bryan Fuller, the special was a pilot episode for a potential new series, but NBC didn't move forward with it.

A beloved sitcom, The Munsters
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The Munsters Reboot in the Works at NBC With Seth Meyers as Ep

The Munsters Reboot in the Works at NBC With Seth Meyers as Ep
NBC is cracking open a coffin — again — and seeing what’s lurking at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

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The network is developing a new reboot of the classic sitcom The Munsters, according to our sister site Deadline. Late Night host Seth Meyers is onboard as an executive producer, along with Odd Mom Out creator/star Jill Kargman, who’ll write the pilot script.

The new take on The Munsters will switch coasts, with the family of oddball creatures landing in hipster-infested Brooklyn, where they struggle to fit in with their neighbors.
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NBC Bringing “The Munsters” to Brooklyn for Sitcom Reboot

NBC Bringing “The Munsters” to Brooklyn for Sitcom Reboot
Second time’s a charm? NBC and Bryan Fuller attempted to re-animate popular sitcom “The Munsters” back in 2012 with “Mockingbird Lane,” a planned TV series that amounted to nothing more than a one-hour Halloween special. But they’re trying again, Deadline reports tonight. The network is rebooting “The Munsters” once more as a half-hour, single-camera sitcom […]
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‘The Munsters’ Reboot In Works At NBC From Jill Kargman & Seth Meyers

Exclusive: The Munsters are back! NBC is rebooting the 1960s comedy series about a family of lovable monsters with Odd Mom Out creator Jill Kargman and Seth Meyers. Inspired by the original series, the half-hour single-camera The Munsters, now in development, follows members of an offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn. (In the original, the Munsters resided at the famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address in the…
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Drive-In Super Monster-Rama 2017 Lineup Includes Munster, Go Home (1966), Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) & More

One of Daily Dead’s favorite horror events, Drive-In Super Monster-Rama returns to the Riverside Drive-In this September to celebrate its 11th anniversary with screenings of nine horror movies over two nights, including one film featuring everyone's favorite frightening (and fun) family from 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

Drive-In Super Monster-Rama 2017 takes place Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, Pa. The celluloid celebration kicks off on Friday with screenings of The Tingler (1959), Munster, Go Home (1966), a surprise 1960s monster movie, and Atom Age Vampire (1960).

The fright-filled fun continues on Saturday with screenings of five horror films: Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1958), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), She Demons (1958), and Half Human (1958).

The reels begin rolling at dusk each evening and continue deep into the night. Admission is $10.00 per person and free for children 12 and under (with a parental
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Film Festival Roundup: Sunscreen Unveils Main Slate, Montclair Announces Special Screenings, Dallas Names Honorees and More

Film Festival Roundup: Sunscreen Unveils Main Slate, Montclair Announces Special Screenings, Dallas Names Honorees and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– Exclusive: The 12th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival announced its official selections for the 2017 event featuring films with Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, John Cleese, Daphne Zuniga and more. Opening night will feature Michael Mailer’s newest film, “Blind,” a romantic-drama, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore and Dylan McDermott. Closing night will wrap up the festival with “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion,” a family fantasy adventure, starring John Cleese, Debra Messing, Jennifer Morrison and Stephen Dorff.

Retrospective Screenings will include Daphne Zuniga appearance at the festival honoring the 30th anniversary of “Spaceballs.” Also in this category will be “The Greatest Show on Earth,” from 1952 directed by Cecile B. DeMille, which won the Oscar for Best Pictures and Best Writing in 1953. The screening will honor the closing of the Ringling Bros.
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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked

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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Today is the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere, and the day that “The Vampire Diaries” airs its series finale — a day sure to go down in broadcast history as Vampire TV Day.

But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.

Yes, we know there’s a lot at stake here.

Read More: 20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

Some rules for this list: At least one of the series regulars has to be a vampire. Also, no kids shows (sorry, “My Babysitter’s A Vampire”), no animation (sorry, “Count Duckula”), no foreign language shows (sorry, South Korea — wow, you guys like vampires) and no miniseries or anthology series (which is why “American Horror Story: Hotel
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Bryan Singer jumps on board to direct Fox’s X-Men series

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Author: Zehra Phelan

So much for Bryan Singer, director of four of the X-Men films in the franchise, which include 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, taking a break from further future X-Men duties. He’s just signed up to take the driving seat for the pilot in Fox’s TV series which is as yet untitled.

After finishing up with last summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse Singer stated: “Right now, once this one is done, I’d like to do something really different.” and he couldn’t have chosen a project any more different with a movie about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury so aptly entitled Bohemian Rhapsody which has Mr Robot’s own Rami Malek in the lead as the legendary Mercury. Singer, who has also directed an updated 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which is based on the Jules Verne novel, currently in pre-production, is in no way a newcomer to the TV arena.
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Breaking: Bryan Singer Announced To Direct Fox's X-men TV Series Pilot

We have learned that veteran X-Men director and producer Bryan Singer has been given the reins to direct Fox's X-Men TV series pilot, created by the talented mind of Matt Nix.

Singer is no amateur to this franchise as he has directed; X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past (my favorite), X-Men 2, and the original X-Men. Let us also not forget that he directed one of the greatest cult movies of all time, The Usual Suspects, and he directed Superman Returns which both another writer and myself here actually liked quite a bit. The Fox X-Men TV series will be Singer's most recent venture after his TV shows Battle Creek and the Munster's reboot entitled Mockingbird Lane.

We also need to realize that this show is created by the great Matt Nix, who taught us after creating Burn Notice that Bruce Campbell is more than just Ash from The Evil Dead,
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Bryan Singer to direct Fox’s untitled Marvel mutant pilot

Bryan Singer to direct Fox’s untitled Marvel mutant pilot
Director has shot four features in the X-Men universe.

Bryan Singer is on board to direct Fox’s Marvel universe action-adventure, which had a put pilot commitment and comes from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television.

The project will focus on two parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Fox ordered the pilot earlier this week. Nix will serve as executive producer with X-Men feature alumni Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

Singer is a veteran of the Marvel universe feature world, having directed X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.

His TV directing credits include episodes of House, Battle Creek, and Mockingbird Lane.
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Beth Grant Reteams With Bryan Fuller For American Gods

Beth Grant is the latest star bound for the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

Already in active production over at Starz, Grant joins the long-awaited series as Jack, the owner of Jack’s Crocodile Bar. It’s a fairly significant role, too, given that her character will host Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) as he comes into contact with Mr. Wednesday, the ancient deity played here by Ian McShane (Deadwood, Game of Thrones). E! Online’s report indicates that the actress will appear in two of the 10 commissioned episodes.

Grant’s casting also marks another collaboration between her and American Gods co-creator Bryan Fuller, after the pair worked together on Mockingbird Lane, Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies.

Per Twitter:

Thrilled To Be Working With @BethGrantActor Again! @AmericanGodsSTZ Adds Beth Grant as Owner of Jack’s Crocodile Bar

Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) October 15, 2016

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American Gods Adds Beth Grant as Owner of Jack's Crocodile Bar

American Gods Adds Beth Grant as Owner of Jack's Crocodile Bar
American Gods just got more star-studded, as if that was possible. E! News has learned The Mindy Project's Beth Grant has joined the cast of Bryan Fuller's upcoming Starz series in a recurring role as Jack, the owner of Jack's Crocodile Bar. Grant is currently slated for at least two episodes of American Gods. This is the fourth time Grant and Fuller have worked together. Grant, who plays wise-cracking receptionist Beverly on The Mindy Project, previously collaborated with Fuller on Mockingbird Lane, Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies. Grant has more than 200 credited screen roles, including flicks such as Rain Man, No Country for Old Men, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar...
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