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NBC Announces Another 'Munsters' Reboot And We Don't Know How To Feel About It

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If you love classic television, then this might be good news for you.

"The Munsters" could be returning to NBC according to a source close to the network. TheWrap reports that a reboot featuring our favorite ghoulish family is in the works.

The original comedy show was about a lovable family of docile monsters living in suburban USA. They lived in their creepy/cozy haunted house on Mockingbird Lane with their "normal" niece, Marilyn Munster.

Fans of the original monster movie-meets-family-sitcom are a little wary of the news though - they've heard this song before...

While some people are celebrating the possible return of "The Munsters," others are more cautious.

In 2012, NBC tried to bring the sitcom back when they aired a pilot for a Munster reboot called Mockingbird Lane. The cost alone to make the pilot was a staggering $10 million.

They had signed on some big names like Eddie Izzard to play Grandpa, Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster and Portia de Rossi to play his wife, Lily Munster.

It didn't take off.

“We just decided that it didn’t hold together well enough to yield a series,” NBC Chief Bob Greenblatt said at the time. “It looked beautiful and original and creative, but it just all ultimately didn’t come together…, it just didn’t ultimately creatively all work.”

Now, five years later, they're trying again.

The newest attempt at a reboot will feature a similarly offbeat family attempting to fit into hipster-crowded Brooklyn.

Actress and writer, Jill Kargman from "Odd Mom Out" is expected to write and executive produce along with late-night host Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker.

Although not much is else is known about the new "Munsters" reboot, they have confirmed that it'll at least be a comedy.

What do you think? Can they pull it off with this new concept, or should they follow the old philosophy: 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it?'

Let us know in the comments below!

[h/t The Wrap / Mental Floss]

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