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'Munsters' reboot in the works at NBC

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Seth Meyers is attached to exec produce the update which hails from 'Odd Mom Out' star Jill Kargman

Meyers is executive producing alongside Jill Kargman, who is also penning the script, and Mike Shoemaker who works with the talk show host through their company Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, Variety reported.

Now in development, The Munsters reboot is said to be inspired by the original series, but will relocate the setting of the show from California to Brooklyn, New York, where the oddball family will try to fit in among hipsters. From Fuller House to Will & Grace and Roseanne, the competition for viewers' eyeballs is relying on nostalgia, and the latest revival is The Munsters.

Of course that time seems to be now, with the new show to revert back to the half-hour format that "The Munsters" originally took on.

Created by Allan Burns and Chris Hayward, the original The Munsters ran for seventy episodes across two seasons from 1964 to 1966.

Kargman was the one to come up with the new idea, and she later teamed up with Meyers and NBC.

The original The Munsters series followed a family of classic movie monsters living in a mansion at the aforementioned 1313 Mockingbird Lane - except for one normal niece, Marilyn (who very much looks like a Marilyn Monroe lookalike).

NBC and Universal tried to reboot the series before with the pilot Mockingbird Lane, which had a larger budget.

The show aired as a Halloween special and was not ordered to series. Portia de Rossi starred as Lily Munster and Eddie Izzard brought Grandpa back to life for another round of blood sucking in the reboot of The Munsters. AT the time (January 2013), NBC chief executive Robert Greenblatt said: "I won't say we won't do another version of The Munsters again".

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