17 November 2011 4:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

I can just see ol’ Fred Gwynne in his Herman Munster getup, laughing his goofy laugh and stomping his giant feet for joy. We told you back in August that the remake of The Munsters as proposed by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me) was getting a shot at life, and now NBC has made it official by ordering the pilot.

TVLine reports that an NBC spokesperson confirmed the pilot and described it as an “imaginative reinvention of The Munsters as a visually spectacular one hour drama.” Now that is pretty interesting. We had been told previously that it would  be edgier and darker than the original, but were we told it would be a drama? Edgier and darker would be pretty easy, as the original was a 60’s comedy, and as such was broad and campy.

I am really excited about the “visually spectacular” part though, as Pushing Daisies »

- Erin Willard

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