I'm still trying to decide what is the bigger disappointment from NBC this week: That The Event is apparently all about (sigh) aliens, or that the network has commissioned a remake of The Munsters from Bryan Fuller (of the failed Knight Rider and Bionic Woman remakes) that is supposed to combine "Modern Family and True Blood." After The X-Files, the (new) Outer Limits, Roswell, V, three-quarters of Sci-Fi/SyFy shows, Invasion, Threshold, and two or three dozen more extraterrestrial-themed programs over the past 15 years, I feel like aliens are played out. But I really have no love for unwanted remakes of 1960s shows, especially when this one has been done before (The Munsters Today) and stands about zero chance of succeeding. I thought this is why Comcast arranged for Jeff Zucker's departure: to prevent debacles like this.
I have an idea: Call me, NBC. I'll give you a half dozen better ideas for half the price you're paying Bryan Fuller to destroy your network.
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