Friday, October 26, 2012

Mockingbird Lane - new show on NBC

Well, someone has finally gone and done it!  What is the it and the who, you might ask?  The who is NBC, and the what is they have went and remade the old classic tv show, The Munsters.  Now the original Munsters show aired on the CBS television network.  Which brings on the question - why didn't CBS think of this?  I mean, I think it's sort of cute.  CBS had the original show, and NBC is airing the new show tonight, October 26th.

The new Munsters show is called Mockingbird Lane, and airs tonight as a Halloween special.  The new show features as it's cast:

  • Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster
  • Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster
  • Eddie Izzard as Grandpa (Sam Dracula)
  • Charity Wakefield as Marilyn Munster
  • Mason Cook as Eddie Munster
  • Beth Grant as Maryanne, the paraplegic, busybody neighbor who takes a very keen interest in the strange new family next door.
  • Cheyenne Jackson as Scout Master Steve, a widower and leader of Eddie's (Cook) scout troop who becomes smitten with Lily.
It should be interesting to see what NBC has come up with.  I mean, recycling old movies and tv shows is nothing new, since it has become a very popular thing to do in Hollywood.  I'm always interested in seeing what they do with it, and how they redo it, and how it compares to the old.  For more info on the show, check out Mockingbird Lane's page on the NBC website:

And check out these videos for more:

series preview

More about the show.

And yet more.

I look forward to seeing it.  For more on the NBC fall lineup, check out the following pdf link:

-- jd --

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