'The Munsters' to get a reboot treatment - again

  • 'The Munsters' to get a reboot treatment - again

'The Munsters' to get a reboot treatment - again

Kargman (Odd Mom Out, Intern) will write the new scripts and Meyers (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live) will executive produce alongside Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live).

The new Munsters series will gain inspiration from the original, but the half-hour single-camera sitcom is making one major change to the classic family -NBC is taking The Munsters to NY.

The pilot failed to generate a series, but that apparently hasn't stopped NBC from giving the reboot another go. The series starred Fred Gwynne as the patriarchal Herman Munster, a bashful Frankenstein's monster caricature, with Yvonne De Carlo as his vampire wife Lily, Al Lewis as her father, Butch Patrick as their lycanthropic son Eddie, and their "normal" niece, Marilyn, played by Beverley Owen and Pat Priest in the series.

"The Munsters" will get a reboot on NBC with the help of Seth Meyers, Variety reported Thursday.

Universal TV produced the original cult hit, which picked up more fans in syndication thanks to decades of reruns than it did during its three-year run. It will be a half-hour, single-camera series, similar to the original 1960s comedy it's inspired by. The show ran from 1964-1967, in the days of black and white TV, set at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in the fictional Mockingbird Heights, California. Kargman came up with the new take on the idea.

Though reboots have become increasingly popular in the television scene as of late, NBC's success with reviving once-dormant series has been hit and miss. AT the time (January 2013), NBC chief executive Robert Greenblatt said: "I won't say we won't do another version of The Munsters again".