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Munsters Reboot Coming To NBC This Halloween; Future Of Show Unclear

October 12, 2012
The cast of NBC's 'The Munsters' -- NBC
The cast of NBC's 'The Munsters' -- NBC

"Mockingbird Lane," NBC's reboot of classic television show "The Munsters," is gearing up to hit the air this Halloween season - but it may just be a one-time thing.

The pilot episode, directed by executive producer Bryan Singer, will air on October 26, at 8/7c, paired with "Grimm" at 9/8c. However, the show's future after that remains unclear.

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Starring Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster and British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, the show is being billed in a release from NBC as a "special program," which "leads into a haunting 'La Llorona' Halloween episode of 'Grimm.'"

"This exciting new take on a memorable series will definitely blow out conventional wisdom and create its own legacy," Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement on Thursday. "Teaming this new show with a terrifying episode of 'Grimm' makes the perfect pre-Halloween fright-fest."

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While some reports suggested the special will be it for the show, a rep for NBC told AccessHollywood.com on Friday that no decisions had been made on the future of "Mockingbird Lane."

-- Jolie Lash

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