Bryan Fuller's MOCKINGBIRD LANE Is Now Pushing Up Daisies
NBC has put a stake through the heart of their Munsters reboot. At the end of the day Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer (Superman Returns), the director of the pilot, could not save it from the scrap heap. Hit the jump to voice your opinion.
Deadline is reporting that NBC has officially pulled the plug on Mockingbird Lane. The show about monsters was in trouble in September when NBC passed on the pilot, but decided to air it later on as a Halloween special. The ratings for the show were a mixed bag, 5.4 million viewers in total, and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49.
Deadline - "...there was speculation that the project may be reworked to focus on Grandpa and cousin Marilyn (Charity Wakefield). But I hear among top NBC brass the decision not to go forward with Mockingbird Lane had already been made, and it has now become official."
Showrunner, Bryan Fuller commented yesterday via his Twitter account: “I tweet with a heavy heart NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.”
You can watch Mockingbird Lane online now!
SYNOPSIS - Sweet little Eddie Munster (Mason Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty. Truth is, he's about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places -- as in all over his body -- every time the moon is full! Eddie's got it pretty good though. His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom Lily (Portia de Rossi), the daughter of Dracula; his dad Herman (Jerry O'Connell), who brings new meaning to "Frankenstein"; and Grandpa (Eddie Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren't actually Dracula! Of course then there's creepy cousin Marilyn (Charity Wakefield), who's really the odd one because she's so completely normal.
Buying a house these days is a nightmare, so Herman and Lily are shocked that no one scooped up the rambling Victorian mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane that was the site of a series of grisly hobo murders. Settling into their new place, they're quickly on to the mission at hand: to gently ease Eddie into the reality of his werewolf adolescence. But it's not always so easy to accept that your child is a little "different" from the rest of the kids. Meanwhile, Herman, who works as a funeral director, is suffering from a heart condition. Since he's made up mostly of spare parts, he knew his makeshift heart would eventually give out. No worries, though, because Grandpa, who is pretty good at procuring body parts, is on the case. All Herman cares about is finding a new heart with the same capacity to love Lily as much as he has for so many decades..
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