NBC Picks Up ‘The Munsters’ Pilot

by | November 17, 2011 at 12:56 PM | TV News

By Tim Kenneally

Herman, Lily, Eddie Munster and the rest of the supernatural gang are coming back to the small screen, but probably not in the same way you remember them.

NBC announced that it has picked up the pilot for its revamp of the ’60s monster comedy “The Munsters,” billing it as an “imaginative reinvention” of the classic series and “a visually spectacular one-hour drama.”

Drama? This might be interesting.

Also upping the intrigue factor — Bryan Fuller, of decidedly morbid offerings “Dead Like Me” and “Pushing Daisies,” is serving as writer and executive producer.

The project has been a matter of back-and-forth for the network — NBC initially greenlit the pilot last September, but passed after seeing Fuller’s first script. However, incoming NBC honcho Robert Greenblatt had enough faith in the project to give it another chance.

The revamp is being produced by Universal Television.

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