Pushing Daisies‘ Bryan Fuller’s The Munsters Gets Shelved… Maybe?

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Television reboots of beloved old series aren’t the most popular thing these days (market saturation, what can you do?), but the idea of Bryan Fuller at the helm of Mockingbird Lane, a reboot of The Munsters, was pleasing to a lot of people. Fuller’s claim to fame are such charming quirky concept and design-heavy shows as Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me.

The other thing those shows have in common is being cancelled, with their hosting networks citing low ratings. Perhaps it was this that was unfortunately most prominent in the mind of somebody at NBC?

A number of news outlets, including Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter came out with the story yesterday that the show had been shelved at the network. Unusual, but not unheard of, for a show with a number of finished scripts (including four additional ones that NBC ordered), a number of relatively big TV stars like Portia de Rossi, Jerry O’Connell, and Eddie Izzard already cast, and a San Diego Comic Con presence. It seemed pretty clear that Fuller might suddenly have a lot more time to devote to that Pushing Daisies musical after all.

But late last night Fuller tweeted:

So the case, perhaps, is not entirely closed. Too bad. As much as his Munsters remake sounds cool, I’m sure there are a lot of folks out there hungry (no pie puns intended) for some real resolution on Pushing Daisies.

(via The Hollywood Reporter.)

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