As The Munsters reboot, Where’s The Originality Left In Hollywood?

ODD MOM OUT -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: Jill Kargman as Jill Weber -- (Photo by: Matthias Clamer/Bravo)

Deadline reported that Jill Kargman and Seth Meyers were rebooting The Munsters for NBC.  This begs the question: do the networks even want original content anymore?

There have been more and more reboots placed into development over the years to the point that enough is enough.  This comes on the heels of NBC’s announcement that they were looking to reboot Miami Vice.  There’s a long list of reboots that premiered on television over the past season and during the upcoming season.

Where is the originality?  Where are those series that were hits right out of the ballpark?  Is it because of a gazillion networks?  Or maybe the number of people choosing to cut the cord?

Odd Mom Out‘s Jill Kargman will executive produce and write the pilot while Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker will executive produce for Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.  Universal Television will also produce.

This will be the first attempt in some five years to reboot The Munsters.  Bryan Fuller produced an hour-long pilot for Mockingbird Lane in 2012.  While it aired as a special, NBC opted against picking it up to series at the time.  Firected by Bryan Singer, the series would have starred Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as wife Lily, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa and Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn.

The Munsters originally aired 70 episodes on CBS over the course of two seasons in 1964-1966.


Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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