NBC Reveals Why It Passed On MOCKINGBIRD LANE; May Reboot MUNSTERS Again Someday
NBC's Bob Greenblatt explains the reasons why the network passed on The Munsters reboot series Mockingbird Lane, despite the pilot getting decent ratings. He also suggests that the network may not be done with The Munsters yet, however.
A few days ago, it was confirmed that NBC has passed on its controversial Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane, despite the pilot getting decent ratings when it aired on the network in October. At TCA, NBC chief Bob Greenblatt reveals exactly why the reboot didn't go to series. "We just decided that it didn’t hold together well enough to yield a series," he said. "It looked beautiful and original and creative, but it just all ultimately didn’t come together…, it just didn’t ultimately creatively all work. We felt great about that cast [Jerry O’Connell, Portia de Rossi, Eddie Izzard and Charity Wakefield]. But we tried to make it not just a sitcom. We tried to make it an hour, which ultimately has more dramatic weight than a half-hour. It’s hard to calibrate how much weirdness vs. supernatural vs. family story. I just think we didn’t get the mix right." While the network has passed on Mockingbird Lane, it appears that bringing The Munsters back again isn't out of the question. "I won’t say we won’t do another version of The Munsters again," says Greenblatt. Do you want to see another Munsters series?
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