NBC Will Air MUNSTERS Pilot as Halloween Special



[pullquote]The network had been trying to figure out a way to salvage its $10 million investment in the pilot.[/pullquote]

America is going to get a chance to see NBC’s rebooted Munsters pilot Mockingbird Lane after all.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the network has decided to air the pricey $10 million pilot, which has been in development for two years, as a Halloween special. Mockingbird Lane will air Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. before Grimm (Oct. 31 is a Wednesday).

NBC declined to comment.

Based on the goofy 1964-66 CBS comedy series about a Frankenstein-ish dad and his monstrous relatives, NBC’s new version is from writer-producer Bryan Fuller(Pushing Daisies) and director Bryan Singer (the X-Men movies, House) with a cast including Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster and Eddie Izzard as the Dracula-esque Grandpa.

The show is based on the 1964 comedy TV series the follows a family of monsters that consists of a vampire, werewolf, Frankenstein, and their normal cousin. It stars Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster who is married to a vampire named Lily, played by Portia De Rossi. Together they have a 10-year-old boy named Eddie (Mason Cook) who’s a werewolf. Herman works at a funeral home and worries that Eddie’s transformation into a werewolf and burgeoning awareness of his family’s origins will crush the boy’s spirit. Eddie Izzard plays Grandpa.

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