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NBC Will Not Be Returning To 'Mockingbird Lane'

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.

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