NBC's 'Munsters' gets new title, ditches makeup

This is odd, yet fitting. Bryan Fuller’s Munsters reboot is getting a name change.

The new title? Mockingbird Lane (the street the monster family lives on).

The current NBC pilot already shifts the concept from it’s wacky half-hour sitcom roots to an hour-long drama-ish show. So if you’re going for a tonal and branding change, you might as well go full tilt and tweak the title too. Mockingbird Lane is certainly more elegant. Still, The Munsters has a lot of name recognition.

We’re also told the characters in the reboot will shed the heavy goth makeup from the original series — so the family can better match everyday folks rather than looking like 1940s horror movie refugees. What do you think of the changes?

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