‘Munsters’ Reboot in Development at NBC With Seth Meyers Producing

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A reboot of the classic sitcom “The Munsters” is in the works at NBCVariety has confirmed.

The planned reboot is inspired by the original series and will follow an offbeat family determined to stay true to themselves struggles to fit in in hipster Brooklyn. Jill Kargman will executive produce and write the script, with Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker also executive producing. Universal Television (UTV) will produce along with Meyers’ and Shoemaker’s Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, which is set up with a first-look deal at UTV.

The development “The Munsters” reboot keeps Meyers in business with NBC, where he currently hosts the late-night series “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” In addition, the network recently ordered the Meyers-produced comedy “A.P. Bio” to series.

Kargman is repped by ICM. Meyers and Shoemaker are repped by CAA. Meyers is also repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

The original series aired for two seasons and 70 episodes from 1964-1966. It starred Fred Gwynne as the Frankenstein’s monster father figure Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as mom and bride of Frankenstein Lily Munster, Al Lewis as vampire Grandpa Munster, Beverly Owen (and later Pat Priest) as their normal teenage niece Marilyn, and Butch Patrick as the werewolf son Eddie Munster.

This is the latest attempt to reboot the series. In 2012, Bryan Fuller produced a pilot called “Mockingbird Lane,” with Jerry O’Connell as Herman, Portia de Rossi as Lily, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. It was aired as a Halloween special on NBC, with the network ultimately deciding not to order it to series.

Deadline first reported this news.

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  1. Why the hell does he think this will fly? It’s 2017. The Munsters was very mediocre at best anyway.

  2. Rascal Jones says:

    Hipster Brooklyn? No thanks. I’m suddenly not interested.

  3. K. Sutterfield says:

    They will never find a cast anywhere close to the original cast. As a fan of the original series, I have no interest in watching a bunch of amateur hacks write some politically correct rehash of classic episodes. Writers that lack original creativity, executives that attempt to make money off of classic TV and movies, and entertainers who focus more on political rhetoric rather than honing their skills, show why Hollywood has become a colossal failure. I’d rather read a good book than waste my money at the box office.

  4. They are going to live in Brooklyn?? Already off to the wrong start!

  5. Dave G says:

    It’s official. Hollywood and tv have run out of creativity and original ideas. Not interested in another lame reboot.

    • It’s official, Dave G. really needs to spend more time watching Hollywood films and cable tv. Still plenty of creativity and great work coming out from each sources. There’s never been a better time for tv than the last decade. 2016 was a fantastic year for film, several of which came out in the U.S., 2017 has had several fine films as well, and we still have 4 1/2 months to go.

  6. HiHat says:

    Apparently, Universal can’t help mining their monster lode — or undermining it, as is more likely. Sorry, but “The Munsters Today” was pathetic, and “1313 Mockingbird Lane” was a disaster. The simple truth is, the original cast were perfection, and it’s pointless trying to reboot this classic fish-out-of-water series. Let sleeping Munsters lie!!!

  7. Kelly Herron says:

    The only reason they are running out of ideas is because they are not relating to today’s society and family structure and current events. Examples; Grandma raising grandchildren, Neighbors watching each other’s kids, A family with teenagers “Home Alone”, with working Single Fathers/Mothers/ or a Grand Parent. A young 21 yr old with 2 children struggling, and a Pastor with a Free Store Ministry helping out… the idea’s are endless. Or a show about a homeless Family taking Shelter in an Elderly Persons Garage (eventually) a greatful Elderly “lonely person” appreciates a poor but honest family, and they move in the basement. The main concept is to relate with today’s society.

  8. Je Vizzusi says:

    Its Official.. Hollywood has completely run out of new ideas for Network TV Shows. I would remake into a dark comedy with non actors, unscripted reality based! And rename the horrible show “THERE ALIVE, ALIVE”

  9. Kirtap says:

    The last attempt was terrible.

  10. maxmarch1 says:

    Attention producers! Cast Brad Garrett as Herman Munster.

    He was BORN to play this role in a reboot. You MUST audition him.

  11. JOE S HILL says:

    Hollywood today just doesn’t get the message-NO MORE REMAKES! wasn’t “THE MUNSTERS TODAY” enough? the original CBS series that Kayro Productions and Revue (Universal) did in 1964-66, and the Universal Pictures’ full length “MUNSTER, GO HOME” in 1966, or the NBC-TV movie, “THE MUNSTERS REVENGE” in 1981, or the animated “Mini-Munsters” for “THE ABC SATURDAY SUPERSTAR MOVIE” in 1973 from Fred Calvert Productions-how much “MUNSTERS” do we need to watch here? NBC Universal needs a wake-up call because the once “Must See TV” network has turned to shit, and THIS is what they think that viewers in 2017 want to watch-another reboot of a classic 60s TV series,,i don’t think so! people, buy the original TV series on DVD and ditch any ideas that any remake of a classic TV show will ever succeed it-it won’t! another amazing error for NBC-NOTHING BUT CRAP!!

  12. Come on suits…why are you Greenliting/ remaking so many of the shows from decades ago? Is creativity and new ideas completely a thing of the past? Contact me. I have concepts that are new and extremely creative / outside the box.

  13. Alex says:

    Didn’t two other reboots flop?

    • My says:

      Don’t know if there were two reboots .
      One from the late 1980s or early 1999s was a flop it might.
      Don’t know how well the 2012 special did.

      • Shark Byte says:

        “The Munsters Today” was far from a “flop”. It had around 72 episodes, two more than the original run, and also ran for three seasons. It wasn’t a massive success either, however. It was a syndicated series, so it didn’t air on ABC/NBC/CBS on any specific prime time slot like most shows did.

  14. Jiminy Critic says:


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