This remake of TV talk is starting to look old hat. A couple days ago, we at the Scoop reported that CBS is working on a remake of Bewitched. We have also been updating you constantly on ABC's upcoming relaunch of Charlie's Angels. Now comes word that Bryan Fuller is looking to redo the 60s classic show The Munsters (pictured) for NBC in what is being described as, get ready for it: "a darker, edgier hour long show."
This news comes one year after Fuller's original pitch was rejected by NBC. Apparently the network had a change of heart, called him back, and is going ahead with it. This new version will have plenty of humor, along with the return of all the characters from the original show. Universal Media Studios (which is also producing the network's new version of Frankenstein) is producing the show. The original show ran for 70 episodes between 1964 and 1966.
Much like film producers and executives are doing, it looks like TV is looking to remodel what has been successful in the past for modern audiences. Will this version of a very beloved old sitcom sit well with today's audiences? It's tough to say, but with all the reality TV out there, at least this will be a scripted show to turn to.
Note: Remaking The Munsters? Really??!