NBC is airing MOCKINGBIRD LANE tonight as a 1 hour Halloween special. The show which stars Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Jerry O’Connell as Herman, and Portia de Rossi as Lily, is kind of a re-make of the 60s TV classic THE MUNSTERS.
Tonight’s show is the pilot episode which is known in industry parlance as a busted pilot. Being that we are now industry insiders here at MWTVG, we can use terms like that comfortably and without any sense of irony at all.
Early reviews for the show give it credit for not being a simple re-make of THE MUNSTERS but instead trying to re-image the old campy show in to something different and more up-to-date.
NBC has left open the possiblity for ordering this show up for a full season depending on how the show does tonight in the ratings. I will at least be watching to give it a chance. Anything starring the 3 headliners is worth at least an opportunity in my book.
Since all of the rest of you have much more fulfilling and busy lives that us at MWTVG, I suggest you DVR the show tonight and give it a chance. The show airs tonight on NBC at 7:00.