NBC has green-lit a pilot for a remake of The Munsters.
Now, those of us who pay attention to all the crap that’s been on TV have seen previous remakes of this. Edward Herrmann may be a better actor than Fred Gwynn was, and Sam McMurray and John Schuck may have been more naturally cartoons, but neither of them carried off what was needed to make Herman work. Whatever made The Munsters work to the extent it did just hasn’t been there (of course, with The Munsters Today, the fact that they spent about 37 cents on the whole production may point to a source of their troubles.)
But this one is coming from Bryan “Pushing Daisies” Fuller, so perhaps it will be a surprise. But do we really need a new Munsters? Isn’t the old Munsters just as Munstry as it needs to be?