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Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

The Munsters being rebooted by NBC and Seth Meyers

The Munsters being rebooted by NBC and Seth Meyers

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). In the original series, the Munsters lived in suburban Los Angeles, but the reboot is set in NY as the "offbeat family ... struggles to fit in in hipster Brooklyn".

The original The Munsters series ran on CBS for two seasons from 1964-1966, gaining a cult following. But Herman wasn't the only monstrous entity in the household: Herman's wife, Lily (Yvonne DeCarlo), was a vampire, as was her father, Grandpa (Al Lewis); while Herman and Lily's son, Eddie (Butch Patrick), was a wolf-boy.

The Munsters now is reverting to its original half-hour comedy format. After a false start a few years back, the Munsters are finally returning to the small screen - and 1313 Mockingbird Lane is apparently moving postcodes.

Late-night host Seth Meyers is working on a reboot of classic 1960s monster-themed sitcom The Munsters. Kargman came up with the new take on the idea. In addition, the network recently ordered the Meyers-produced comedy "A.P. Bio" to series.

It certainly isn't the first time NBC has tried to bring The Munsters back to modern television - an extremely pricey pilot was produced and aired during a Halloween special back in 2012.

It seems like this family of trailblazing monsters would fit right in with hipster Brooklyn-we could totally see Lily Munster enjoying a knife skills class at the Meat Hook, Eddie going to St. Ann's, Marilyn attached to a selfie stick, and Herman Munster growing a beard.

"I won't say we won't do another version of The Munsters again..."

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