NBC cans pop­u­lar Mun­sters re­make

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re­make of clas­sic TV show The Mun­sters has been axed, de­spite draw­ing mil­lions of view­ers in the US over Hal­loween. The cult 1960s se­ries was re­vived as Mock­ing­bird Lane star­ring Jerry O’Con­nell as Her­man Mun­ster, Aus­tralia’s Por­tia De Rossi (pic­tured) as his vam­pire bride Lily and Ed­die Iz­zard as Grandpa Mun­ster. Bosses at Amer­i­can net­work NBC put the sit­com on the back burner. The pi­lot episode, a Hal­loween spe­cial, drew more than 5.4 mil­lion view­ers. Cre­ator Bryan Fuller con­firmed the news on Twit­ter: ‘‘NBC not mov­ing for­ward with Mock­ing­bird Lane.’’

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