5 Reasons Why NBC Should Extend Its Stay On Mockingbird Lane

Mockingbird Lane‘s journey to the small screen has been long and full of detours. The series has been in development since 2010, and NBC reportedly shelled out $10 million on the pilot, but even beforeMockingbird Lane aired news broke that the series was DOA. NBC opted to air the pilot as a "Halloween special" instead. Friday night we finally got to see TV auteur Bryan Fuller’s vision of a modern Munsters family for ourselves, and, for me at least, the results were well worth the extended wait.

I enjoyed the pilot so much, that I found myself hoping against hope that NBC would pull the stake out ofMockingbird Lane‘s heart and allow Fuller’s vibrant re-imagining of the ’60s sitcom classic to continue to grow into the absorbing fantasy series it has the potential to be. The ratings were solid and the pilot helped Grimm score its second highest rated episode ever. That has to have the NBC execs at least considering giving Herman, Lily and Grandpa a permanent place on the schedule, but in case it didn’t, I have five reasons why the network should reconsider giving the Munster family an eviction notice. Read More...



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