In the era of nostalgia, television studios are throwing tons of money behind reboots and remakes. Some of these revivals like Will & Grace and Gilmore Girls have been just as stellar and thrilling as the originals. However, other reboots have been massive flops that have left us all to wonder if studios even read the scripts before they gave the shows the green light.
Though some reboots are just terrible, others don’t seem to fit in with a 21st-century audience. Here are some of the worst TV reboots ever made.
15. Mockingbird Lane
- Aired for one episode
In the ’60s Americans loved The Munsters. They weren’t the Addams family, but they were a clan of vampires, Frankenstein-like monsters, and werewolves. Aside from Marylin who looked like a “normal girl” everyone else at 1313 Mockingbird Lane had some peculiar traits.
In 2012, NBC ordered a revamped version of The Munsters which was created by Bryan Fuller as Mockingbird Lane. Jerry O’Connell starred as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. The characters kept their same names, but the costuming and makeup were toned down. The pilot had a ton of promise but the show was extremely expensive at $10 million for just one episode. Though the pilot aired to good reviews on Halloween, the show was quickly snatched from the air. Poor planning and finances can also contribute to a show’s demise.
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