While the '60s sitcom The Munsters only ran for two seasons initially, it later found a large following through years of reruns and numerous follow-up films. Like the similarly themed The Addams Family, the show was an amalgam of traditional monster movies and family friendly sitcoms. The Munster family lives in Mockingbird Heights, a fictional suburb in California. Other than their monstrous appearance, The Munsters was a typical family sitcom in the vein of My Three Sons and Leave it to Beaver. Despite it's silly and slapstick nature, The Munsters also broke new ground: it was the first American TV series to depict a husband and wife sleeping in the same bed. After its cancellation in 1966, The Munsters went on to spawn five different movies and also a sequel series, The Munsters Today.
While the show originally aired on CBS, the distribution rights now belong to NBC—who unsuccessfully tried to launch a reboot of the series in 2012. The failed pilot for Mockingbird Lane—starring Jerry O'Connell and Portia de Rossi—aired as a Halloween special but was not picked up for further development by the network. It seems that NBC wasn't ready to completely throw in the towel, though. In 2017, the network announced that a new reboot of The Munsters was in the works in conjunction with comedian Seth Meyers and Universal Television. The reboot will update the series for today, transplanting America's "First Family of Fright" from their old California suburb into the hipster playground of Brooklyn, New York.