Peacock airs 'Munsters' remake pilot Oct. 26 as 'Grimm' lead-in
“Mockingbird Lane” is finding a home at NBC after all.
Though the Peacock decided to pass on “The Munsters” remake as a series, the net has opted to air the one-hour pilot on Oct. 26.
Move, which used to be routine among the Big Three networks to fill summer timeslots, is more rare these days. Nets are often reluctant to telecast a show they don’t deem worthy to be a series.
In 2009, Fox said no to Peter Berg’s sci-fi drama “Virtuality” but ran the pilot after the season had ended.
“Mockingbird Lane” stars Jerry O’Connell, Portia de Ross and Eddie Izzard. Pilot was written by “Pushing Daisies” scribe Bryan Fuller and directed by Bryan Singer. The pair also exec produce with Sara Colleton.
As part of a Halloween theme that night, NBC will follow “Mockingbird Lane” with “Grimm” at 9 p.m., which will also receive airings on NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language nets Telemundo and mun2.
“Grimm” has been fairing well for NBC in its Friday night perch. Like “Mockingbird Lane,” show is produced inhouse by Universal Television.