Over a year ago, NBC ordered a pilot of a rebooted “Munsters” from “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller. Yesterday, several outlets reported that NBC ordered a pilot of a rebooted “Munsters” from Fuller, with no mention that this exact story happened 14 months ago. I feel like I’m going insane. What happened to that other, previous, exact same pilot? Or is this the same pilot? But then why repeat the news story? Whatever, here’s the rundown:
The new version of the half-hour sitcom is being re-imagined by the Pushing Daises creator as an hour-long series exploring how the monster house came about, and will have a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original. [EW]
Oh good, there’s such a dearth of dramas about monsters trying to live normal lives! Right now my only options are “True Blood,” “The Secret Circle,” “Vampire Diaries,” “Being Human,” and “The View.” This dramatic re-make of a campy ’60s sitcom is just the breath of fresh air the genre needs.