In the era of nostalgia, TV studios are throwing money behind remakes. Some of these reboots, like Will & Grace, have been just as acclaimed as the originals. However, some were massive flops and others didn’t fit in with a 21st-century audience. Here are the worst TV reboots ever made, including one crime drama with little viewership (page 10).
1. 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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