MOCKINGBIRD LANE Officially Buried

     December 28, 2012


Although the team up of director Bryan Singer and writer Bryan Fuller managed to bring The Munsters back to life in this year’s Halloween special Mockingbird Lane, the potential series didn’t spark with the network.  Starring Jerry O’Connell, Portia de Rossi, Eddie Izzard, Charity Wakefield and Mason Cook, the show featured the exploits of an abnormal family and their attempts to fit in (or not) to everyday society.  Mockingbird Lane was done with Fuller’s usual flair, as Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls fans can attest to, but like those projects, this one is also dead.  Hit the jump to read what Fuller said about Mockingbird Lane, along with the first few minutes of the TV special.

Here’s what Fuller had to say about the cancellation via Twitter:

I tweet with a heavy heart. NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.

Here’s the intro scene for Mockingbird Lane below, in case you missed it earlier this year:


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  • burlivesleftnut

    Good. That Halloween special (the pilot) was awful.

  • zswickey

    Seconded. It had absolutely nothing to offer.

  • Nate

    Not a terrible intro. A little confused as to why the werewolf kept just chasing people and knocking them down while they didn’t scream at all, but not bad.

  • Old Soldier

    Textbook case of “If it aint broke, don’t fix it”. Stop ”reimagining” classics.

    • J.R.

      Exactly!………so who will be next? I dream of Jennie?

  • sense 11

    everything Bryan Singer touches turns to shit

  • joey

    It’s too bad Mockingbird Lane wasn’t picked up, but I can’t say I’m too surprised. The characters didn’t seem to stick very closely to the Munsters characters they were based on. My coworker at DISH and I loved Eddie Izzard though, and I wish he did more American TV. I’ve got the pilot on my DISH Hopper, thanks to PrimeTime Anytime. It automatically records the four major networks, and can record two more channels, during primetime. I never run into DVR conflicts since I can record six shows at once.

  • Don

    Loved it. A bit naughty but very creative. I hope someone else ressurects and runs with it!

  • claire

    I think this series would have been a nice change i am sick of shows about drs. cops and detectives come up with something different already. I seen the first episode and i dont understand why it didnt make it, I thought it was different and new and fresh like we need. But leave it up to people who dont even watch tv they just say whats on tv. you people suck give it another chance.

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