It's Official: NBC Orders 'The Munsters' to Pilot

4:43 PM PST 11/16/2011 by Lacey Rose, Lesley Goldberg
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"The Munsters"

"Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller will write and executive produce the reimagining of the 1960s sitcom.

NBC is going back to the well with The Munsters.

The network has picked up the pilot, which is billed as an imaginative reinvention of the classic comedy series as a visually spectacular one-hour drama.

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The project, which is being produced by Universal Television, will be written and executive produced Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies). 

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

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

The original series, produced by Universal Studios, aired 70 episodes from 1964-66 on CBS. The series has proved strong in syndication, ultimately producing a spinoff, The Munsters Today, which ran from 1988-91 and lasted 72 episodes. A feature film, Munster, Go Home, and a 1981 NBC telefilm, The Munsters’ Revenge with the original castalso stemmed from the original property.

Fuller is repped by WME.

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