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NBC is having trouble getting its reboot of the hit 1960s sitcom The Munsters off the ground. Just a week after announcing a new title, it was reported that production on the pilot had to be delayed.
Entertainment Weekly reported last week that the show, which is being run by Pushing Daisies’ Bryan Fuller, will be titled Mockingbird Lane, named after the street that the monster family lives on. Fuller is planning on departing from the original series’ sitcom roots and turning it into a 60-minute drama. Another major change will be that the actors will wear less make-up to reflect how the family is trying to look more like regular human beings than monsters.
As TV Line reported, NBC is billing the show as an “imaginative reinvention” of The Munsters, so these changes definitely reflect that.
However, the show is now in danger of not happening at all after it was reported that the show is being delayed. Deadline reported Thursday that casting problems have forced the network to delay production until June. X-Men and Superman Returns director Bryan Singer is still attached to direct the project. He will also produce.
Since the production will be delayed, it does not look like the show would be close to being ready for the fall 2012 television season. According to Variety, sources said it was set to shoot at the end of the month. When the network caught wind of the delays, they decided that instead of rushing to complete it for the fall, it will instead be scheduled for a mid-season premiere.