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(The Hollywood Reporter)   NBC to air failed Munsters pilot for Halloween, perhaps team it with the failed Wonder Woman pilot to give NBC the best night of programming it's aired since The Jay Leno Show was on the air   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 26
    More: Followup, Herman Munster, NBC, Halloween, Wonder Woman, Robert Greenblatt, Bryan Fuller, Pushing Daisies, Jerry O'Connell  
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2012-10-11 07:26:17 AM  
Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster? Really? How could this be bad?
 
2012-10-11 07:31:07 AM  

cretinbob: Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster? Really? How could this be bad?


I would only accept it if Sabrina Lloyd was Lily, John Rhys-Davies was Grandpa, Cleavant Derricks was Eddie, Kari Wuhrer was Marilyn, and they were all traveling through a portal to parallel universes.
 
2012-10-11 08:26:06 AM  
The show sounds like a disaster, but I'm kind of curious to see Eddie Izzard as Grandpa.
 
2012-10-11 08:36:04 AM  
Probably better than Community
 
2012-10-11 08:56:46 AM  
Ten million dollars for a pilot? Geez
 
2012-10-11 09:10:41 AM  
Hey, put it out there...see what sticks.


No better than any of their other choices...but some of the initially rated worst, turned into the best.


/Cheers.
 
2012-10-11 09:13:01 AM  
I've seen the Wonder Woman pilot and the only way it should be watched is at least as inebriated as the Justice League of America pilot and the Roger Corman Fantastic Four.
 
2012-10-11 09:48:04 AM  
The whole night should be nothing but a live camera of Butch Patrick, Jay North and Jerry Mathers knife-fighting over the best nostalgiacon booth, with an inset of Ron Howard sleeping on a solid gold La-Z-Boy
 
2012-10-11 09:57:08 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The whole night should be nothing but a live camera of Butch Patrick, Jay North and Jerry Mathers knife-fighting over the best nostalgiacon booth, with an inset of Ron Howard sleeping on a solid gold La-Z-Boy


Johnny Whitaker could kick ALL their sorry asses!
 
2012-10-11 10:16:00 AM  
Anyone in hollywood who has Bryan Fuller do ANYTHING other than more "Pushing Daisies" is just doing it wrong. Seriously, for those of you who may not have seen it, I am in the firm belief that there has never been, nor will there ever be a greater show. Wonderfalls was pretty good too, but, Pushing Daisies was seriously one of the greatest things I have ever seen grace the screen of my humble television.


/although, the mere thought of Portia Derossi dressed as Lily Munster does create a great stirring in my loins. 
 
2012-10-11 11:38:04 AM  
I can't wait to see what failed Christmas Special they air this holiday season!
 
2012-10-11 11:40:44 AM  

jopy666: Anyone in hollywood who has Bryan Fuller do ANYTHING other than more "Pushing Daisies" is just doing it wrong. Seriously, for those of you who may not have seen it, I am in the firm belief that there has never been, nor will there ever be a greater show. Wonderfalls was pretty good too, but, Pushing Daisies was seriously one of the greatest things I have ever seen grace the screen of my humble television.


/although, the mere thought of Portia Derossi dressed as Lily Munster does create a great stirring in my loins.


I was late to the last one of these, so I'll repost this here:

Thinking this is a typical update & remake of the old Munsters is where the wheels fall off the bus. This is a Brian Fuller remake. If it's anything like Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, or Wonderfalls, the comedy is not based on a line-delivery followed by laugh track style like the original show used. Fuller pretty much treats everyone as a straight man to the humor/tragic/light/dark surroundings of what's happening around the actors. Everyone in Dead Like Me (including Dolores Herbig) was invested and serious about what they were talking about. The fast banter, double entendres, and even Emerson Cod knitting a handgun cozy in Pushing Daisies was set-up with funny but quirky logical reasoning. Brad Garret would be a horrible choice for Fuller, but Portia de Rossi's background of Arrested Development and Better off Ted makes her perfect to deliver Fuller style dialog.

Considering Fuller shows have such a crappy lifespan, I really wouldn't be surprised if he pitched this as a non-Munsters show about monsters in his style, and compromised to a remake of sorts using the Munsters so the name might give it more staying power.

All that said, I really wish a network would realize Fullers' potential and find a good fit for him. His shows don't draw top level ratings, yet they give him a budget and timeslot that clearly isn't sustainable by his audience. I love his storytelling and style, and would rather see him do a solid 5 year show with a crap budget and no-name actors on at 2am if the ratings support it vs. the rollercoaster ride of watching one episode and holdiing your breath until the show is moved around and cancelled.

And I cannot agree with you more about Daisies, jopy666 - as a Tivo owner since 2000, it has been the ONLY show I've made a point to get home and watch in real time. I miss it terribly.
 
2012-10-11 12:24:28 PM  

sassyfrancis: All that said, I really wish a network would realize Fullers' potential and find a good fit for him. His shows don't draw top level ratings, yet they give him a budget and timeslot that clearly isn't sustainable by his audience. I love his storytelling and style, and would rather see him do a solid 5 year show with a crap budget and no-name actors on at 2am if the ratings support it vs. the rollercoaster ride of watching one episode and holdiing your breath until the show is moved around and cancelled.


Fuller has two major problems, getting the show to stay on the air long enough, as well as himself staying with the show.

Dead Like Me was amazing, but he left during the first season. Fortunately, he set it up well enough in front of and behind the camera that it still had a great second season.

Then there's Heroes (which he was only a writer on), which had a great first season while he was in the writers' room. After he left that place, it became a steaming pile.

What Bryan Fuller needs is a completely hands-off network that will simply let him do his thing and not try to meddle at all. I get the feeling that Fuller does not respond well to network input. The ideal place for him right now would probably be AMC. They seem to be willing to give shows a season to find their footing, and if they are popular the show's production gets free reign.
 
2012-10-11 01:26:04 PM  
If they take the Hollywood leash off of Eddie Izzard, and let him do what he wants with the Grandpa character, this could be interesting. I've kinda given up on Network TV being awesome. But still, worth a watch, given the talent involved.
 
2012-10-11 01:58:16 PM  
The Wonder Pilot was good, it a shame it wasn't made into a series. Better than that crappy Grimm show.

/or that crappy Revolution
//where's Community???
///NBC SUCKS!!!
 
2012-10-11 03:15:02 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The whole night should be nothing but a live camera of Butch Patrick, Jay North and Jerry Mathers knife-fighting over the best nostalgiacon booth, with an inset of Ron Howard sleeping on a solid gold La-Z-Boy

Johnny Whitaker could kick ALL their sorry asses!


Billy Mumy could just send them all to the cornfield
 
2012-10-11 03:32:28 PM  

cretinbob: Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster? Really? How could this be bad?


This is not the Herman you're looking for.

wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2012-10-11 04:14:42 PM  

Riotboy: The Wonder Pilot was good, it a shame it wasn't made into a series. Better than that crappy Grimm show.

/or that crappy Revolution
//where's Community???
///NBC SUCKS!!!


1/10
 
2012-10-11 06:56:29 PM  

ZeroCorpse: cretinbob: Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster? Really? How could this be bad?

This is not the Herman you're looking for.

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 625x384]


Said it before, will say it again.

With that picture, someone has SERIOUSLY confused the Addams family with the Munsters.
 
2012-10-11 07:15:12 PM  

MattyFridays: Said it before, will say it again.

With that picture, someone has SERIOUSLY confused the Addams family with the Munsters.


Glad I'm not the only one thinking that.

The Munsters were freaks who acted like a normal family.
The Addams Family was a normal-looking family who acted like freaks.

If the Munsters look like normal people, it becomes generic-sitcom.
 
2012-10-11 11:05:04 PM  

NeoCortex42: MattyFridays: Said it before, will say it again.

With that picture, someone has SERIOUSLY confused the Addams family with the Munsters.

Glad I'm not the only one thinking that.

The Munsters were freaks who acted like a normal family.
The Addams Family was a normal-looking family who acted like freaks.

If the Munsters look like normal people, it becomes generic-sitcom.


www.addamsfamily.combite-prod.s3.amazonaws.comjeffpearlman.com

You know, normal-looking.
 
2012-10-12 12:22:24 AM  

scalpod: NeoCortex42: MattyFridays: Said it before, will say it again.

With that picture, someone has SERIOUSLY confused the Addams family with the Munsters.

Glad I'm not the only one thinking that.

The Munsters were freaks who acted like a normal family.
The Addams Family was a normal-looking family who acted like freaks.

If the Munsters look like normal people, it becomes generic-sitcom.

[www.addamsfamily.com image 240x200][bite-prod.s3.amazonaws.com image 240x200][jeffpearlman.com image 200x200]

You know, normal-looking.


You can just watch the Addams Family movies and see they were not normal. Thier pet was a man eating plant your point is irrelevant.
 
2012-10-12 05:37:36 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: cretinbob: Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster? Really? How could this be bad?

I would only accept it if Sabrina Lloyd was Lily, John Rhys-Davies was Grandpa, Cleavant Derricks was Eddie, Kari Wuhrer was Marilyn, and they were all traveling through a portal to parallel universes.


I love you
 
2012-10-12 05:39:01 AM  

MattyFridays: ZeroCorpse: cretinbob: Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster? Really? How could this be bad?

This is not the Herman you're looking for.

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 625x384]

Said it before, will say it again.

With that picture, someone has SERIOUSLY confused the Addams family with the Munsters.


Thank yo. After I clicked and looked I realized the error of my statement, but wanted to let someone else point it out.
Yeah, if Herman isn't Frankenstein's monster, He's not Herman.
 
2012-10-12 09:41:50 AM  

therecksays: scalpod: NeoCortex42: MattyFridays: Said it before, will say it again.

With that picture, someone has SERIOUSLY confused the Addams family with the Munsters.

Glad I'm not the only one thinking that.

The Munsters were freaks who acted like a normal family.
The Addams Family was a normal-looking family who acted like freaks.

If the Munsters look like normal people, it becomes generic-sitcom.

[www.addamsfamily.com image 240x200][bite-prod.s3.amazonaws.com image 240x200][jeffpearlman.com image 200x200]

You know, normal-looking.

You can just watch the Addams Family movies and see they were not normal. Thier pet was a man eating plant your point is irrelevant.


I still think that this:
img2-1.timeinc.net

Looks a lot more like a normal group of people than this:
epguides.com
 
2012-10-12 05:54:18 PM  

NeoCortex42: therecksays: scalpod: NeoCortex42: MattyFridays: Said it before, will say it again.

With that picture, someone has SERIOUSLY confused the Addams family with the Munsters.

Glad I'm not the only one thinking that.

The Munsters were freaks who acted like a normal family.
The Addams Family was a normal-looking family who acted like freaks.

If the Munsters look like normal people, it becomes generic-sitcom.

[www.addamsfamily.com image 240x200][bite-prod.s3.amazonaws.com image 240x200][jeffpearlman.com image 200x200]

You know, normal-looking.

You can just watch the Addams Family movies and see they were not normal. Thier pet was a man eating plant your point is irrelevant.

I still think that this:
[img2-1.timeinc.net image 300x400]

Looks a lot more like a normal group of people than this:
[epguides.com image 320x250]


And that's even considering one of the Munsters is a perfectly normal, beautiful girl - by design.
 
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