NBC finally decides fate of Bryan Fuller's troubled Munsters reboot

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

The long, arduous tale of Bryan Fuller's (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) upcoming Munsters reboot has been well documented, with the latest news hinting that it may not be long for this world. Now, we finally have our answer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC plans to air the two-years-in-the-making pilot for Mockingbird Lane as a Halloween special this month in an effort to recoup the reported $10 million they've sunk into the project.

An exact air date has yet to be announced, but the week of Halloween seems like a probable landing place for the pilot episode that Fuller put together.

The series, a reboot of the 1960s CBS comedy about a monstrous family living in the suburbs, would've starred Jerry O'Connell (Herman Munster), Portia de Rossi (Lily Munster) and Eddie Izzard (Grandpa).

Of course, there's always the chance that critics and viewers could love the pilot and it could lead to an eventual series pickup—but don't count on it.

Fuller has moved on to his new Hannibal series at NBC, and it's been widely reported that he butted heads with the studio while putting the Mockingbird pilot together. With a lot of cooks potentially in the kitchen, there's no telling how the final cut will actually look.

Were you still holding out hope for a full series, or are you just glad we'll finally have a chance to see the pilot?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)