Seriously? OMG! WTF? » NBC will air the failed Mockingbird Lane pilot
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October 11th, 2012 under NBC

Ever since I read they were thinking of redoing The Munsters, I have been against it. I guess I am not the only because NBC has decided to pass on picking up Mockingbird Lane as a weekly series. Instead of being out all the money they put in it, they have decided to air it on October 26th at 8p before Grimm.
After reading the description of the show in the NBC press release, I am even happier that they passed on it. How awful does it sound? Nothing like the original that is good as is!

In “Mockingbird Lane,” sweet little Eddie Munster (Mason Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty. Truth is, he’s about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places — as in all over his body — every time the moon is full! Eddie’s got it pretty good though. His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom Lily (Portia de Rossi), the daughter of Dracula; his dad Herman (Jerry O’Connell), who brings new meaning to “Frankenstein”; and Grandpa (Eddie Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren’t actually Dracula! Of course then there’s creepy cousin Marilyn (Charity Wakefield), who’s really the odd one because she’s so completely normal.
Buying a house these days is a nightmare, so Herman and Lily are shocked that no one scooped up the rambling Victorian mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane that was the site of a series of grisly hobo murders. Settling into their new place, they’re quickly onto the mission at hand: to gently ease Eddie into the reality of his werewolf adolescence. But it’s not always so easy to accept that your child is a little “different” from the rest of the kids. Meanwhile, Herman, who works as a funeral director, is suffering from a heart condition. Since he’s made up mostly of spare parts, he knew his makeshift heart would eventually give out. No worries though, because Grandpa, who is pretty good at procuring body parts, is on the case. All Herman cares about is finding a new heart with the same capacity to love Lily as much as he has for so many decades.

I wonder what NBC will do if the pilot is a huge hit, but considering it is airing on a Friday night the chances of that are as likely as Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis and/or Yvette De Carlo doing a guest Spot on the reboot.


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