The Munsters Are Returning

Yep, you read that right. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Bryan Fuller, the guy behind the unfortunately short-lived Pushing Daisies, is bent on reviving the classic black and white TV series that was really just a copy of The Addams Family (fun fact: both The Munsters and The Addams Family premiered one week apart in 1964, and initially The Munsters was more popular). Says EW:

So far, NBC, with whom Fuller has an overall deal, has ordered only a pilot. But since the potential series is being described to me as “Modern Family meets True Blood,” I have a good feeling about it.

Not only that, but rumor has it no less than Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) is eyeing a behind-the-scenes role in the project.

Wait a minute. GUILLERMO DEL TORO? Guillermo, dude, I really hope you didn’t leave The Hobbit for this, because I can tell you right now: making the new series of The Munsters successful is going to be like ice skating uphill against the wind while carrying a 200 pound barbell.


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