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'The Munsters': 'Pushing Daisies' Creator Takes Second Stab at Remake With NBC

Bryan Fuller first attempted the remake last year with the network ultimately passing, but new NBC Entertainment topper Robert Greenblatt has requested a second attempt.

The Munsters
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"The Munsters"

First Frankenstein now The Munsters? NBC seems to have a thing for big, tall green men.

As first reported by TV Guide, the network is developing a remake of The Munsters with Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

New NBC Entertainment topper Robert Greenblatt is said to like the idea of a remake and has asked Fuller to take another attempt at the project.

Fuller and NBC first made an attempt to revive the 1960s CBS sitcom last year, with the Peacock ultimately passing.

Fuller’s new look is said to be an edgier and slightly darker hourlong take exploring origins of Herman and Lily Munster (Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo) and how they arrived at the famed 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.

Like NBC’s recent script order for Frankenstein, Universal Media Studios will produce.

The original series, produced by Universal Studios, aired 70 episodes from 1964 to 1966 on CBS. The series has proved strong in syndication, ultimately drawing a spinoff, The Munsters Today, which ran from 1988 to 1991 and lasted 72 episodes. A feature film, Munster, Go Home, and a 1981 NBC telefilm, The Munsters’ Revenge with the original cast, also stemmed from the original property.

It’s been a big week for reboots, with CBS also ordering a script for a Bewitched reboot.

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