The Munster family is announced dead. Bryan Fuller’s Mockingbird Lane, an attempt to remake the popular 1960 television show The Munsters will not be returning to NBC as a full series.
“I tweet with a heavy heart,” Fuller tweeted. “NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.”
The show had a long journey of creation, Mockingbird Lane was originally set for the 2010-2011 development season, but then pushed back a couple times to November 2011 and the summer of 2012. Which ultimately missed NBC’s upfront announcement in May 2012.
Mockingbird Lane aired on Friday, October 26, as a pre-Halloween special. The special gave NBC the best demo performance in two years by drawing in an astonishing 5.4 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating from the 18-49 audience. This still wasn’t enough to keep the show on air.
Mockingbird Lane starred Portia de Rossi, Jerry O’Connell and Eddie Izzard and was directed by Bryan Singer.