Two months after more than 500 CNN.com commenters weighed in on the premiere of NBC’s “Mockingbird Lane,” and we’ve finally learned the fate of the “Munsters” reboot.
The series, which reportedly cost $10 million to produce, is officially dead, according to executive producer Bryan Fuller.
“I tweet with a heavy heart,” he wrote. “NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.”
The show was directed by Bryan Singer (“X-Men”) and written by Fuller, who's known for helming dark series like “Pushing Daisies” and “Dead Like Me.”
Fuller is currently working on his upcoming “Hannibal” series starring Hugh Dancy.
great video man.
this show is weird
i love the show its funny.
1.) Mockingbird Lane was awesome! If NBC didn't like it it don't mean other Channels don't like.
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This is the second time that NBC has made a great series but had to cancel it because it was too costly to maintain. Didn't they learn their lesson with that other TV show that they created with the EMT's? As long as they end the show nicely, so I can buy the series, that will be fine.
I think it is a huge mistake to not go forward with this show. I thought it was genius! Something totally different & a little dark .... loved it! Greatly disappointed in NBC and that no one has the guts to pick this up! I watched the original Munsters series and thought that this was a great interpretation for "todays" viewers. I just happened to see it by mistake – hadn't heard it advertised & I just wonder if some advertisement might have helped it get better ratings.
It was a nice pilot but I agree w/ GonzoG.
But...more likely that the Sy-Fy channel will probably pick up on it, and do it the same way they picked up SLIDERS (from FOX) and ran it (a good show) into the ground after changing networks. No wonder Lloyd, Rys-Davies and eventually Jerry O'Connell jumped ship over the seasons on SLIDERS.
marilyn was so sad. glad its almost over.
It sucked. I couldn't stand to watch more than ten minutes of it. I want my time back.
I did not care for either the Munsters and the Addams Family, but Mockingbird Lane pilot was excellent. It is a reboot, only in the way that The Dark KNight is a reboot of Batman and Robin
It was cute, but basically a one off. It wouldn't have lasted 5 eps before it got old.
Liked the pilot episode for production quality, but I have to admit that I did not care for the "darker" Grandpa, and Herman just was too normal. I grew up watching the original Munsters, and this reboot tried, but failed. Only thing I could have hoped for was for NBC to at least give the show 5-8 episodes to at least try to improve, but I cannot see how they can make a decision on just one episode. Most likely due to cost. 10 mil ?? subsequent episodes would probably run 4 mil each. Don't think the show would be THAT good.
i think if they toned down the gore, a little to much for me, it might have had a chance.
Um... you realize there is no such thing as Satan. He's similar to Santa.
I'm glad the network showed some taste. I was shocked by the show. It showed a complete lack of respect for life with blood and guts everywhere and then that crazy grandfather that was trying to rationalize killing perfectly innocent people so he could live. It was totally amoral and displayed poor judgement. I'm not a religious person, but that show was Satanic. It had no redeeming qualities at all.
thats what made it great! Something different and new on TV. Not the same old crap. I thought this was going to be terrible but i actually loved. Of course i am Immoral. (not amoral as you wrote). So maybe that explains it.
when will Hollywood decide to leave this franchise dead? reboots will never, ever work. stop trying!
You mean like the reboot of Hawaii 5-0 that is one of the top rated shows on television?
Of course they always drop a good show before it start I was so looking forward to this show
I actually like the show. Thought I wouldn't but me and my friends liked it. Sad to see it gone, NBC should give it a second chance or continually make specials of it.
I hope another network give's it a chance..
You don't seem to know what canceled means...
@elblanco – Stargate SG1 was dead on Showtime and resurrected to live a long life (including several spin-offs) on SciFi. It just means one network buying it from another. Maybe Mockingbird Lane belongs on HBO.
Something finally worth watching and your pulling the plug before it even gets the chance to find a following? Worst shows have been given a chance but again money talks as usual. Here is an idea! Give it a chance if it fails take if off your taxes next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the first one sucked too....
All of our family is highly upset this show was cancelled. We actually enjoyed it and watch it on on-demand a few times. We thought it was pretty cool and were just looking tonight to see if there was a second episode. I don't get why it was canceled. Seems to be when there are revisions of old shows, people get upset that it's not just like the first one, which it's not supposed to be. What a disappointment!!
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Can't NBC put out an explanation as to why the show was cancelled?
I am also upset that this is not going to be a series I really enjoyed the show and was looking forward to a season of Mockingbird Lane, I remember watching the Munsters as a kid and I would have loved to have seen this continue unlike all of these reality shows that are on TV today this would have been welcomed.
all those hours of no sleep and computer work to get the show on the road...the show was not promoted properly and monitoring "people" when the person doesn't want to be unless its a georgeous hunk watching....will cause a damage in marketing push
end of first quarter-ratings will head further below expectations ... marketing advertisement will end soon. the show did not run well because of cause and effect.
the show needs to come up with another idea...blogs have decreased in the last 3 years, people are going back to marketing shows verbally. people bore easilyy...voting numbers are down. the show is good but unfortunately is not marketed well. thank you.
marilyn needs to make a marketing decision in order to remain in the show....this show will not market well and it will be cancelled soon. markets are down everything is down. i give the marilyn a few more months.
Really, who cares? Not i.
i changed my mind i like the show....
if i let my husband say good morning to someone he may leave me.
dat to pees ha awff...joik
past bloggers have told you 288,247,249 times since august to leave us alone–this is suppose to be enjoyment
Technically, it's 288,247,250 times now.
grammar corrections are for school not for blogging...get lost
Marilyn go away
I didn't like it. It didn't have Cap'n Kirk or Mr.Spock or Marshall Dillon on it.
1313 mockingbird lane needs one for the show.
the new munsters especially marilyn should be written off–she's a millionaire now.....she doesn't need health benefits, she doesn't need to work...marillyn has it all in the bag....good for you marilyn
the old munsters had class..
point is tell the marketing wizard to mind her own business before i remind her of hers
the new munster script never keeps quiet..too many words and not enuff substance.
Spoken like a true illiterate. Thank you for your contribution.
NOBODY GIVES A SH-T
Technically, it should be STOP CORRECTING PEOPLE'S GRAMMAR.
It was a dumb idea to begin with.
the new munster script never STFU
FOR A BUCK-LORD-GET SOME AIR
EVER HEAR THEM TALK ABOUT THEIR MILLIONS.....NEVER IN 30 YEARS...
its a beautiful winter day outside!
I actually liked Mockingbird Lane... until I watched it
This show was just way beyond stupid. Now to dump "Modern Family" and things will be looking up.
Yes, dump the best show on television with millions upon millions of viewers. Genius idea, brainiac.
Thanks God! That show was the WORST show EVER! PERIOD!!
Oh, the melodrama of online commenters. "Worst show ever!" Really? Was this the worst show ever put on television? Of course it wasn't, drama queen. Yes, it was terrible, but nowhere close to the worst ever.
Worse that My Mother, The Car? C'mon.
Most reality shows land in the "Worst Ever" category for me.
Hey, Gonzog! I liked "My Mother The Car"! I still sing the song in the shower! "A 1928 Porter, that's my mother dear! She helps me through everything I do, and I'm so glaaaad...she's here"!
Well, I WAS 8 years old at the time...actually, I've never been able to get that song out of my head...
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