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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked

The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Today is the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere, and the day that “The Vampire Diaries” airs its series finale — a day sure to go down in broadcast history as Vampire TV Day.

But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.

Yes, we know there’s a lot at stake here.

Read More: 20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

Some rules for this list: At least one of the series regulars has to be a vampire. Also, no kids shows (sorry, “My Babysitter’s A Vampire”), no animation (sorry, “Count Duckula”), no foreign language shows (sorry, South Korea — wow, you guys like vampires) and no miniseries or anthology series (which is why “American Horror Story: Hotel
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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked

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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Today is the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere, and the day that “The Vampire Diaries” airs its series finale — a day sure to go down in broadcast history as Vampire TV Day.

But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.

Yes, we know there’s a lot at stake here.

Read More: 20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

Some rules for this list: At least one of the series regulars has to be a vampire. Also, no kids shows (sorry, “My Babysitter’s A Vampire”), no animation (sorry, “Count Duckula”), no foreign language shows (sorry, South Korea — wow, you guys like vampires) and no miniseries or anthology series (which is why “American Horror Story: Hotel
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Watch the Halloween Short Vault Of The MacAbre Presents – All Hallow’S Eve

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Featuring fun and frightful poems, Darren Field's Vault of the Macabre shorts are always a treat, and his latest one, All Hallows' Eve, embraces the spooky spirit of the season with narrations by Jason Marsden and Dee Wallace.

"Dare You Enter!?? Vault of the Macabre present's All Hallow's Eve- A trilogy of terror for Halloween. Three Spooky Poems to send chills down your spine. Featuring Narrations from Dee Wallace (Critters, The hills have eyes, Cujo, The Frighteners), Jason Marsden (Hocus Pocus, Eerie Indiana, The Munsters today) and introduced by Larry Kenney (Count Chocula, Thundercats)... Happy Halloween!"

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‘Grindhouse 6: Seedpeople’ Review

Stars: Sam Hennings, Andrea Roth, Dane Witherspoon, Bernard Kates, Holly Fields, John Mooney, Anne Betancourt | Written by Charles Band, Jackson Barr | Directed by Peter Manoogian

Released during the high point in Full Moon’s relationship with Paramount Pictures, Seedpeople was heavily advertised on its original UK release back in 1992, with ads appearing in many of the horror magazines of the period – including full page ads on the back and inside cover of The Dark Side (which ran for months on end I recall). The film itself wasn’t as successful as the other notable franchises in the Full Moon stable, with many reviews at the time noting that the film was a rip-off of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and essentially that’s what the movie is: a tongue-in-cheek alien invasion flick that echoes the feel of low-budget sci-fi flicks of the 1950s.

Directed by Peter Manoogian – who worked on
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The Daily Beast: "Mockingbird Lane: NBC’s Munsters Remake Offers Eerie Charms"

The Munsters return from the dead. I review the spooky, dark reworking of the TV classic, which is airing tonight, from the brains behind Pushing Daisies and The Usual Suspects. At The Daily Beast, you can read my latest feature, "Mockingbird Lane: NBC’s Munsters Remake Offers Eerie Charms," in which I review the backdoor pilot for NBC's Mockingbird Lane, a remake of classic sitcom The Munsters from Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller, which airs tonight. The Munsters are back from the dead, though possibly for just one night. The supernatural clan was the subject of the 1964–1966 sitcom (and its syndicated sequel, The Munsters Today, which ran from 1988–1991), notable for a few things: the show aired at the same time as that other spooky family sitcom, The Addams Family; the original series is still a cultural touchstone despite only lasting 70 episodes; and the show juxtaposed the supernatural—embodied by
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A Bitter Lesson About Big Breaks: The Rise and Fall of an Animation Studio

Hollywood is filled with people clambering to get noticed in a sea of noise. When that hard work has paid off and an aspiring filmmaker catches the eye of a studio or producer, this appears to be a big break. However, the good folks at AnimatedViews.com remind us that a big break in this town doesn’t always mean that your career is made. AnimatedViews offers a detailed and intimate story behind the rise and fall of Disney’s Circle 7 Animation Studios, a company launched in 2005 to generate sequels to the wildly popular Pixar properties. More specifically, they profile Circle 7 writers Bob Hilgenberg and Rob Muir, who first broke into entertainment as part of Second City and The Groundlings. Hilgenberg and Muir’s early television work included writing bumpers for USA’s Up All Night host Rhonda Sheer and penning a script for the forgotten The Munsters Today. Other notable projects included Disney’s 2011 mega-flop Mars Needs Moms
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Bryan Singer Directing Munsters Pilot?!

And NBC's The Munsters reboot gets even weirder... If you thought a more stylish, dramatic Munsters series was strange, now comes the word Bryan Singer is coming aboard as an executive producer. He's also set to direct the pilot. The new Munsters was developed by Bryan Fuller of Pushing Daises . Singer needs no introduction, of course, having directed The Usual Suspects , X-Men , X2: X-Men United and Superman Returns . He recently helmed Jack the Giant Killer .
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Muppet Show returns to TV? It's time to play the music…

Jim Henson puppet show in development for new primetime series with NBC after first film for a decade opens in the Us

It's time to put on makeup, it's time to dress up right – The Muppets could be returning to television in a new primetime series.

Us broadcaster NBC has ordered scripts for a new series about a family who live in Palm Springs and discover their new neighbours are The Muppets. A new Muppets film – the first for a decade - is about to open in the Us and is due out in the UK in February.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new Muppet TV series being developed for NBC is called The New Nabors and is being made Jim Henson Studios in association with Universal Television.

It will be written by 30 Rock executive producer John Riggi and John Hoffman, who will also executive produce alongside Jim Henson's daughter Lisa.
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Muppet Show returns to TV? It's time to play the music…

Jim Henson puppet show in development for new primetime series with NBC after first film for a decade opens in the Us

It's time to put on makeup, it's time to dress up right – The Muppets could be returning to television in a new primetime series.

Us broadcaster NBC has ordered scripts for a new series about a family who live in Palm Springs and discover their new neighbours are The Muppets. A new Muppets film – the first for a decade - is about to open in the Us and is due out in the UK in February.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new Muppet TV series being developed for NBC is called The New Nabors and is being made Jim Henson Studios in association with Universal Television.

It will be written by 30 Rock executive producer John Riggi and John Hoffman, who will also executive produce alongside Jim Henson's daughter Lisa.
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Fans Weigh In: Do you think the new Munsters remake will be any good? Good idea or bad idea?

NBC has announced that they have charged Pushing Up Daises creator Bryan Fuller to pen a pilot for their remake of the original 1960′s classic series The Munsters.

NBC plans to make the show a “darker version” of the original campy sitcom to show “another side” of the family and what it is like to live in their world.

The original show ran from 1964-1966 and then a a spin-off show entitled The Munsters Today ran from 1987 until 1991. The planned remake will be based on the 1964 version. Not much is being told as to when we can… More
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Brian Fuller's Munsters Remake Gets NBC Pilot Greenlight

The Pushing Daisies writer has been working on a script based upon the 1960s horror themed sitcom for some time now and his efforts are finally finding fruition with the blessing of TV exec Bob Greenblatt. The show's principle characters remain very much unchanged from the original with the family patriarch Grandpa Sam Dracula putting together a monster (without the "U"), the only man befitting his vivacious vampire daughter Lily. Thus, Herman Munster is born. Also living with them are the couple's freakishly normal niece Marilyn and their son Eddie, who begins to manifest the traits of a werewolf during puberty. Added into the mix for the updated version will be Hannibal based upon Dr. Lecter of the Thomas Harris written novels and film adaptions. The new Munsters series will be an...
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NBC Green Lights ‘The Munsters’ Pilot; Will it Flop like Wonder Woman?

NBC has just ordered a new pilot for The Munsters, a reboot of the 1960s sitcom starring Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo. The new series will be developed by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller. NBC had previously turned down the series, but Fuller’s new vision for the series is expected to be a darker,edgier one-hour drama. Unfortunately, NBC has only had a mediocre track record with reboots. The Bionic Woman series failed to achieve any success beyond its first season and last year’s Wonder Woman pilot failed following Internet fallout over the costume. Most recently, it was announced that Prime Suspect, based off of the BBC series starring Helen Mirren, would close production at the end of November. The series was left off of NBC’s 2012 mid-season schedule. The new Munsters series will revolve around the origins of Herman and Lily Munster. The original series was
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NBC planning ‘The Munsters’ remake

Yes, you read that title right.

Us network NBC is planning a new version of classics 60’s show The Munsters. Of course this isn’t the first time that the series has been remade – there was a “sequel” of sorts, The Munsters Today, in the late 80’s which ran for 72 episodes and there have been Munsters TV movies as recent as 1996.

However none of those iterations of the classic series had the behind-the-scenes clout this iteration has… According to EW’s Ausiello:

Pushing Daisies mastermind Bryan Fuller is toiling away on a modern-day reboot of the creepshow classic The Munsters! So far, NBC, with whom Fuller has an overall deal, has ordered only a pilot. But since the potential series is being described to me as “Modern Family meets True Blood,” … Not only that, but rumor has it no less than Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) is eyeing a behind-the-scenes role in the project.
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The Munsters Return to NBC

The Munsters to be remade by Bryan Fuller at NBCPushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is currently writing the pilot for a reboot of the 1964 hit TV series The Munsters, according to Ausiello Files.

NBC has ordered a pilot script from Fuller, who has an overall deal with the network. The show was said to be a mixture of Modern Family and True Blood.

It is also rumored that Guillermo del Toro may have a role in this pilot as well, possibly as a producer or executive producer. Bryan Fuller has served as a writer-producer on Heroes and Star Trek: Voyager.

The Munsters originally aired from 1964 to 1966, spawning The Munsters Today reboot in 1988. The series revolved around a family of lovable monsters who don't quite understand why the public reacts oddly to their presence.
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“Munsters,” come home!

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“Munsters,” come home!
Graaaaandpaaaaaaaa! It looks like America’s favorite monster mash of a family, the Munsters, is returning to TV once again. Don’t groan yet. We’re not talking The Munsters Today here. There’s reason to have hope, and that’s because super-geek/writer-producer Bryan Fuller is involved. You know, he of Star Trek: Voyager, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies?
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