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Old 09-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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The Munsters Today (also known as The New Munsters) is an American syndicated television series that was a sequel from the 1960s popular sitcom The Munsters. The Munsters Today was produced from October 8, 1988 to September 7, 1991, with 72 episodes (it had more first run episodes than the original series). The pilot explained the 22 year gap from the original series, by showing the family as they were in 1966 when an accident took place; and the family then proceed to wake up in 1988. The 1988 color remake of classic TV sitcom The Munsters, starring former McMillan and Wife alumnus, John Schuck (as Herman), former Barnaby Jones alumna, Lee Meriwether (as Lily), Howard Morton (Grandpa), Hilary Van Dyke (Marilyn) and Jason Marsden (Eddie). The series lasted three successful seasons on syndicated television, and proved popular with international audiences. It was created following a failed attempt to revive the show with most of the original cast (Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis and Yvonne De Carlo) in 1981 in the NBC telefilm The Munsters' Revenge. Munsters' Revenge was a network test for a possible new show. The idea was dropped as the film did poorly. Gwynne turned down the chance to reprise his role as Herman. Lewis was unhappy he was not asked to reprise his role, which he kept close to his heart for years since the show ceased. Morton was consider a suitable replacement Grandpa, and Meriwether as Lily.
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